Self-Driving Cars Eye Country Roads

Widespread adoption on hold after urban fatality

Image Credits: Andrés Nieto Porras, Flickr.

Uber’s recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption.

One reason is that there aren’t many places where self-driving cars can actually drive.

Companies like Google only test their fleets in major cities where they’ve spent countless hours meticulously labeling the exact 3D positions of lanes, curbs, off-ramps and stop signs.

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