An article in today’s Boston Globe: “Boston Driverless Car Company Will Expand Testing Citywide” tells us that driverless cars that have been learning how to operate safely in the Seaport District of Boston will soon be stepping out into Boston’s other neighborhoods and Newton and other Boston ring communities will not be far behind. The article notes that entry into each new Town/City will be regulated and will begin in a defined area within that community. Upon entry into these communities, there will be humans inside the vehicles, able to override the “robot” decisions, while the process of artificial intelligence testing and learning goes on. Where do you think these cars will begin to operate in Newton? IMBY or IYBY? Our Mayor and City Councilors should have fun with that decision! What do you think? (Do you think driverless cars ever exhibit road rage 😉 ?)







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