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Self-Driving Audi Being Taught Manners

Posted on June 6, 2016

Audi has been teaching its robotic vehicles to drive more like humans in an effort to make them safer on the roads. The A7 sportback autonomous test vehicle -- nicknamed Jack -- drifts towards the road markings before signalling its intent to perform a lane-change manouevre.

The German car giant has found that this subtle movement is used by human drivers as an unconscious signal of intent before they even turn on the indicators. Audi's driverless car also tends to give larger vehicles like trucks a wider berth when overtaking, much like human motorists. When another vehicle wants to merge into its lane, the vehicle either speeds up or slows down to let them in.

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