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If you commute to work, or have to drive a lot for any reason, it’s hard not to be excited about the idea of a self driving car Self Driving Cars Endanger Millions of American Jobs (And That’s Okay) Self Driving Cars Endanger Millions of American Jobs (And That’s Okay) The impending revolution of self-driving cars comes with one huge drawback: these things are going to destroy a lot of jobs. Read More . People who take public transit have known how productive their commute can be How to Turn Your Commute Into a Time of Productivity How to Turn Your Commute Into a Time of Productivity Read More for ages, but anyone who has to drive themselves has never been able to enjoy the luxury of getting things done while driving. Driverless cars UK Legalizes Testing for Self Driving Cars UK Legalizes Testing for Self Driving Cars The United Kingdom recently made itself one of the best places in the world to test driverless cars, thanks to a very hands-off approach to autonomous vehicle regulation. Read More could also make the roads safer, and they introduce a slew of other positive changes.

But it’s not a perfect world, and there are some pretty serious issues that driverless cars need to overcome before they can take over the streets. What are these issues? Check out the infographic below.

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  1. fcd76218
    June 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

    " In the US, if a vehicle runs into the back of another vehicle who has made an emergency stop it is the fault of the vehicle in back. "
    Two points:
    1) That is not an absolute. There are cases when the Car A would be at fault.
    2) We are talking about autonomous cars. There are "defensive driving skills" involved, only programming.

  2. Justin Collins
    June 26, 2015 at 8:29 am

    It seems like two the issues (3 and 5) here revolved around emergency stops. In the US, if a vehicle runs into the back of another vehicle who has made an emergency stop it is the fault of the vehicle in back.

    Vehicle A (front vehicle) cannot control the sudden situations that may occur that will require the vehicle to make a sudden emergency stop. Vehicle B (back vehicle) has control over the distance and speed at which they follow Vehicle A.

    So in other words. Those issues basically come down to other drivers having to learn how to implement better defensive driving skills.

  3. Tom Willoughby
    June 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

    This is a prime example of why I dislike info-graphics. It's poorly researched and poorly explained, and I get the impression that whoever made it has zero understanding of the technology behind driverless cars other than what they've read in those articles.

    I could go over each point here and explain what's wrong with it, but I'm lazy. Instead, I'll just link to a podcast where we discuss autonomous cars in detail for an hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NPrf7r7G5I

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