The era of the self-driving car is undoubtedly coming, according to a slew of recent articles. In this coming era, the rules of the road are in for a drastic rewrite.
For one, according to Badger, "we won't need traffic lights at all (or stop signs, for that matter). Traffic will constantly flow, and at a rate that would probably unnerve the average human driver." And glancing at a computer model demonstrating such a scenario, produced by Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, certainly provides a sense of unease.