Self-Driving Cars, Bicycles, and Pedestrians
David Silver

Once all, or even most, powered vehicles are autonomous, their human occupants might become less tolerant of being “held up” by cyclists on “their car’s” roads. I wonder if this could lead to an increase in parallel long-distance bike/shared paths being built and maintained for humans, with the current “main” road the reserve of machines only.

I guess it’s hard to predict what the future holds, it is possible that future high-quality rear bike lights will contain some kind of beacon in them, and the autonomous motor vehicles will adjust their speed to be able to overtake safely at an appropriate point with no sharp changes in speed or direction (as they will also have communicated with oncoming traffic to find or create the necessary gap).

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