Driverless vehicles have never been at fault, the study found: They're usually hit from behind in slow-speed crashes by inattentive or aggressive humans unaccustomed to machine motorists that always follow the rules and proceed with caution.
Ten days later, a Mountain View motorcycle cop noticed traffic stacking up
behind a Google car going 24 miles an hour in a busy 35 mph zone.
"I like it when people err on the side of caution. But can something be too cautious? Yeah."
One approach is to teach the vehicles when it's OK to break the rules, such as crossing a double yellow line to avoid a bicyclist or road workers.
"It's a sticky area," Schoettle said. "If you program them to not follow the law, how much do you let them break the law?"
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