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Self-Driving Car Accident: Science on the Road


Nov 20, 2023

As self-driving cars become more prevalent in some municipalities, the dangers of crossing the street are on the rise. In London, where such testing isn’t always an option, locals have turned avoiding detection by self-driving cars into a game. How (Not) To Get Hit By A Self-Driving Car challenges players to cross a mocked-up crosswalk without being detected by a person-sensing camera. The game’s creators aim to make winning increasingly difficult, modeling various unpredictable scenarios that could happen in real life to train self-driving car systems. While there is no certainty if self-driving firms use similar pedestrian detection methods, the anonymized footage collected during the game could still be valuable for research or to provide a chuckle for engineers. Despite the risks associated with crossing the street in front of self-driving cars, this game offers a unique and fun way to raise awareness about the importance of safety while also providing valuable insights into how these vehicles operate.

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