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The Inscrutability of Black Ice

No self-driving vehicle could ever be calibrated to sense a danger as sudden, invisible and terrifying as black ice at 70 miles an hour.
The Inscrutability of Black Ice
The Inscrutability of Black Ice

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By David Benjamin

“As someone who doesn’t drive, I am not sure how an AI would handle icy road conditions… Autonomous cars are not going to get angry, commit road rage-related crimes, or panic when suddenly confronted with black ice.” —Johnna Crider, CleanTechnica, Dec. 23, 2021

Like many other folks, I’ve faced the prospect of death a number of times. But in none of those circumstances was I ever palpably scared — until the whole horror was over with and I had a chance to think of how close I’d come to strolling into the sunset hand-in-hand with the Grim Reaper.

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