Rules of the road evade driverless cars

People have been imagining driverless cars since at least 1958, when Walt Disney Co aired Magic Highway USA. It's been six decades, and we're still talking about them.

Initially, evolution in transport had been a product of necessity: As we moved from horse-drawn carriages to horseless ones, from steam engines to internal combustion, each development improved distance and speed. Then came luxuries like comfort and fuel efficiency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2018, with the headline 'Rules of the road evade driverless cars'. Print Edition | Subscribe