2. Self driving cars are likely programmed to honor pedestrian crossings(in my experience few drivers do). This would inspire me to actually use said pedestrian crossings, helping regulate pedestrian traffic.
And stopping is optional if there's a slight gap between the gaggle or one seems a bit slow.
self-driving cars will need to at least be able to rev their engine and blast the horn when it detects a green light and people in the way
In the end, moving through congested areas is a pain for everyone involved. Besides, most drivers are pedestrians at times and most pedestrians drive.. Self-driving cars may shift the status quo somewhat but we all have places to go and traffic will flow somehow. Be it slower than time on a Friday afternoon..
This person makes a good point, but it’s a bit like saying that colonizing Pluto will be impossible when everyone else is talking about colonizing Mars for now.
How quickly we seek to embrace the Orwellian. Or maybe they just like seeing people in masks?
I get what he’s trying to convey and mechanically he’s not wrong. But seems like a fundamentally wrong transport paradigm