People are scrambling right now trying to figure out how to stop terrorists from using trucks to run people over. I’m reminded of the truck-stopping bollard that was posted on Jalopnik recently.
It dawned on me that autonomous cars would solve this problem. And a potential interim solution, as unappealing as it might sound, would be autonomous features that you can’t defeat. In other words, the vehicle will stop itself before it allows you to hit a crowd, or anything for that matter.
It could be limited to trucks and commercial vehicles and rentals I suppose, allowing personal cars to still be used as guided missiles.