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Can anyone comment on the state of autonomous vehicles with regard to their ability to operate in mixed, human traffic? I would think that human drivers would be dangerously erratic and thus extraordinarily difficult to account for.

And what do you do, as a passenger, when your driverless car induces road rage in a human driver?

Google has tested their autonomous car for >10000 miles on US roads and highways over the last few years. So yes, they handle human driver traffic.

Oh wow, I missed that those trials were on actual, trafficked roads and highways. Thanks for pointing that out, corecirculator!

Cite: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/science/10google.html

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