How Self-Driving Cars Could Make Pedestrians More Annoying
Autonomous cars will stop to avoid hitting pedestrians, and pedestrians could take advantage of that.By Evan Thomas | November 2, 2016
If self-driving cars ever become the norm, you'll still have plenty to keep track of on your commute: where you are in your book, how much coffee you've got left and whether pedestrians are playing chicken with your car again.
This is Adam Millard-Ball, a researcher at University of California, Santa Cruz. He predicts that when autonomous vehicles take over the streets, we'll have to deal with more people stepping into the road without warning. That's because self-driving vehicles are programmed to be extra cautious, and pedestrians could exploit that.