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Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. When pedestrians and vehicles attempt to occupy the same space, pedestrians lose. Since pedestrians are easily distracted and can’t be counted on to act in their own best self-interest, autonomous cars will need to practice both defensive and protective driving.

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