Elon Musk, Behind You: Israeli Self-driving Cars to Hit the Road Next Year

How will autonomous cars affect accidents and traffic jams, and how will these vehicles react when a kid runs into the street? Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua explains

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Eytan Avriel
Eytan Avriel

“It won’t work,” a friend said to me as we strolled along the beach together. I’d been telling him about the interview I’d conducted with Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye, focusing on the autonomous car his company is developing. “The car won’t move,” my friend continued, “because it’ll always be giving the right of way to others. It’ll be an unpleasant drive. People won’t feel connected to it. It won’t work without special lanes for those cars, and that won’t happen, or it will take many years.”