How Jaywalking Could Jam Up the Era of Self-Driving Cars
“With autonomous vehicles, the technical stuff will get worked out,” a former federal transit official said. “It’s the societal part that’s the most challenging.”
Cars can only move in cities because they carry the explicit threat of death if you get in their way. The auto industry can’t survive if that threat is taken away.
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"If pedestrians know they’ll never get run over, jaywalking could explode, grinding traffic to a halt." Sounds good to me.
Even once the technology for self driving cars is solved, there will be a serious game theory problem to solve in how autonomous vehicles interact with people in cities. Lets take jaywalking, for example, which was highlighted in this recent article:
If the only thing keeping our streets being taken over by pedestrians is their fear of death maybe we should work on removing their fear of death instead of increasing it?
The AV era will suck unless it restores cities to people. NYC should legalize jaywalking - ie, the right of humans to move freely around our city. AVs must sense any pedestrian within any striking distance and avoid collision, with absolute reliability.
How jaywalking could jam up the era of self-driving cars. How society will adjust, or what we can do to mitigate cultural upheavals, is just beginning to be discussed. Today, there are few answers
When you know no car can hit you, will you become a shitty pedestrian?
Benjamin Mason Meier
“How society will adjust, or what we can do to mitigate cultural upheavals, is just beginning to be discussed. Today, there are few answers.” There is a need to consider the #PublicHealth implications of #AutonomousVehicles.
"But a Level 4 autonomous car that can completely drive itself under certain circumstances will come to market in five years or less, experts say. And that makes the formulation of new rules for cities and citizens imperative." No it doesn't.
Ezra Zuckerman Sivan
This has always been my favorite reason why self-driving cars will never work. Lately ppl have taken to hurtling themselves thru traffic on little boards. But soon they’ll wait patiently for robots programmed to defer to them??
Woah - I've been talking about this for a bit and so glad someone wrote about it... If self-driving cars are totally reliable on safety, won't jaywalkers run rampant?
How Jaywalking Could Jam Up the Era of Self-Driving Cars: “With autonomous vehicles, the technical stuff will get worked out. It’s the societal part that’s the most challenging,”