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Experimenting with Autonomous Vehicles: The Science Behind Getting Hit by a Self-Driving Car


Nov 20, 2023

In some municipalities, self-driving car testing is permitted, despite the increased risk of crossing the street. However, in London, where such testing isn’t always an option, locals have turned avoiding detection by self-driving cars into a game. How (Not) To Get Hit By A Self-Driving Car challenges players to cross a mocked-up crosswalk without being detected by a person-sensing camera. The game’s creators aim to make winning increasingly difficult by modeling various unpredictable scenarios that could happen in real life to train self-driving car systems. Although they’re unsure if self-driving firms use similar pedestrian detection methods, the anonymized footage collected during the game could still be valuable for research or to provide a chuckle for engineers.

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