This fun little video offers an aerial simulation of how a crowd of self-driving cars might navigate a busy intersection. I had two reactions upon watching:
- I am excited about how efficient self-driving cars are going to be at using existing roads. I hope to spend a lot less time waiting in traffic.
- If you imagine yourself inside one of the vehicles in this simulation, its clear how scary riding in one of these cars might be for an first timer. The cars routinely head right towards each other only to swerve away at the last moment.