Drive.AI ready to add layer of humanity to robot cars

The Drive.AI system interacts with people at street level. Image: algre – Fotolia By Lance Ulanoff2016-08-30 14:00:00 UTC Stepping in front of a self-driving car is the automotive equivalent of a trust fall. You believe the car can see you and does not plan to run you down, but you can’t catch the eye of a driver, since whoever is sitting in the driver’s seat is not actually in control — or paying attention. There’s no nod or wave, or even a “good day” smile. Stepping off the curb and crossing the street while the intelligent vehicle purrs at the intersection is a leap of faith. It shouldn’t be. Self-driving cars will, by at least one measure, save thousands of lives and billions of dollars. But that does little to…


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