As long as both human driven and autonomous vehicles co exist on same roads there will be chaos and confusion. Autonomous vehicles need to have dedicated roads or at least lanes. That's what we plan to do in Happicities - Dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles. Version 2 of Happicities may only have autonomous public and private vehicles.
Additionally, as long as we are trying to create technology to adapt to existing road and traffic infrastructure and rules we may not reach the safety and acceptability bar. We need to upgrade the road infrastructure in parallel to work in tandem with autonomous vehicles like sensors and QR or Bar code based computer vision friendly signs on roads. Happicities Labs is looking for autonomous vehicle partners (Google, uber etc) who can do a joint R&D with us to design the future of mobility within Happicities and perhaps closed campuses.
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