Are smart cars only as good as the roads they're driving on?

Source: Marketplace

AutoPacific Contributor: Ed Kim





Are smart cars only as good as the roads they're driving on?

Autonomous cars rely on sensors to read lines on the road, which means navigating less than pristine markings can be tough. And in some ways people are still smarter than machines.  Like when it comes to recognizing a pothole might be coming up on a bumpy stretch of road. AutoPacific's Ed Kim talks about human intuition and the challenges self-driving cars face in cities lacking defined lane markers.  

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 http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/31/world/dumb-roads

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