gringolandia wrote:I've laughed in the past about even a smart car *with* a driver would have trouble here.
Take a Tesla, for instance, where you can push a button and put it into its assisted-driving mode. Now imagine it trying to merge into traffic.
It is going to just sit there because its safety protocols against aggressive driving won't allow it to move even an inch. The driver would have to disable it constantly, and not just for merging. Then it has to deal with people turning left from the right lane with no warning, it needs to recognize people flapping their hands out the windows like they're trying to fly way, cars going the wrong way down roads, people driving on the curbs... I think one could go on and on with all the crazy things that happen here. Oh, yea, and let's not forget three lanes of cars squeezing into two lanes. Oye.
So a driverless car? OMG that is too hilarious.
I'll count it as a huge win if we can just get manually driven electric cars to be a thing here. That would at least ease up on the pollution.
Tesla would have to re-write that self driving software, from scratch, to have a .pe version. Though road testing it would be a a lot easier here than in countries with more regulation.