Wednesday October 19, 2016

Humans Will ‘Bully’ Self-Driving Cars

According to a new study, aggressive human drivers will bully self-driving cars. As much as I want to make a joke about calling it "bullying," that is essentially what would happen. You and I both know that, if a self-driving car was driving like an old lady in front of you while you were in a hurry, your fossil fueled car will lay the smack down on that little robocar.

The London School of Economics and Goodyear conducted a study into social attitudes to self-driving technology, and the results will only shock you if you haven’t driven in bad rush-hour traffic. Drivers who are more "combative" will welcome the adoption of self-driving technology, because they assume it will be easier to "bully" self-driving cars than actual humans.