Practice makes perfect: Driverless cars will learn from their mistakes

Autonomous cars are further away than we thought. Despite developments from Audi, Volvo, BMW, Mercedes and several other manufacturers, we’re still a long way from connected cities of fully driverless cars. However, rather than technology or know-how, the connected, autonomous car is being held back by infrastructure. The ultimate goal of autonomous cars is a world in which there are no drivers, and no traffic lights or signals to control them. Cars will communicate with each other to anticipate movements. There will be no traffic lights because traffic will be digitised, and operate like a slick, well-oiled machine. But that future relies on a ridiculous amount of infrastructure that we simply don’t have. And even if a connected infrastructure were to work, what are the chances of it being safe…


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