Aug 21, 2014

Google Cars Designed to Speed Because Obeying the Law Can be Dangerous

Google’s driverless car is programmed to stay within the speed limit, mostly. Research shows that sticking to the speed limit when other cars are going much faster actually can be dangerous … so its autonomous car can go up to 10 mph (16 kph) above the speed limit when traffic conditions warrant.


Google cars designed to speed because obeying the law can be dangerous | VentureBeat | Business | by Gregory Ferenstein
Google’s self-driving cars are designed to exceed the speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour because stubbornly obeying the law can be a danger to everyone on the road. The legal and philosophical consequences of this fact are fascinating.