Published : 31 October 2016
Recently a study at London School of economics had concluded that the self-driving cars would be facing the challenge from the aggressive drivers. The aggressive drivers would turn in the very advantage of the self-driving car against it.
Taking this study seriously Volvo has decided that the self-driving cars that will be launched in Britain by the company will not be marked as self-driving cars. This would help the company to study the behavior of the other drivers.It would also prevent them from slamming brake just front of the car and thus save self-driving cars to become the “easy prey “ to such aggressive drivers.
Talking to a newspaper Erik Coelingh, the senior technical leader at Volvo said
“From the outside you won’t see that it’s a self-driving car. From a purely scientific perspective it would be interesting to have some cars that are marked as self-driving cars and some that are not and see whether other road users react in a different way. would expect they will, but I don’t know how and to what extent. So just to be on the safe side they will all be unmarked cars. I’m pretty sure that people will challenge them if they are marked by doing really harsh braking in front of a self-driving car or putting themselves in the way.”