28 Apr '14, 3pm

Cars are getting smarter, more entertaining, and ultimately, autonomous

A wag once noted that you could cut traffic accidents by planting a spike in the middle of every steering wheel. People would then drive exceedingly carefully. The other side of the coin is that built-in safety features don’t work as well as expected if they lead drivers to take greater risks. Some experts have argued that the early antilock braking systems, for instance, made drivers more liable to tailgate and to speed . So until cars are so fully robotic that they can dispense with human guidance altogether, engineers will have to design them with human foibles in mind. One such foible is the degree of trust we put in our machines, according to Swedish researchers. In the February issue of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Katja Kircher and Jonas Andersson Hultgren, at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute , in Linköping, and...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/blog/cars-that-think

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