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'Autopilot' Tesla crashed into our parked patrol car, say SoCal cops

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Drugs

"There are pedestrians and jaywalkers everywhere"

In other words it's just like a normal road in most parts of the world.

"Jaywalking" is a uniquely american concept, from a universe where a century of lobbying by GM and friends has resulted in a situation where cars have been legislated to have more rights on the road than people and pedestrians are legally only allowed to cross at designated points, when signalled to do so.

It's programming assumptions derived from those road rules (UBER!) that result in pedestrians crossing the road being run over by mechanised killing machines - but the same laws also result in USA drivers running over pedestrians at an alarming rate and frequently treating any on the road as "targets"

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