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Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:48:59 +0200

The Las Vegas bus incident demonstrates a basic problem of autonomous cars, which no one seems to have addressed yet.

As every student driver learns within the first few lessons, operating a vehicle is the easier part; but driving is essentially teamwork. A driver must not just be aware of what other drivers do, but more important, has to use social skills to predict what they wish to do and what are going to do.

It's no accident that in many languages, terms used to describe driving originate from the realm of social behavior (e.g. "conduct").

So it seems that the main problem of driving robots is that they have learned to control vehicles, but have not yet learned how to drive.

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