The Dutch government has run into a major problem with its plans for driverless cars: they can’t seem to get along with bikes. And there are quite a few bikes in the Netherlands.
However, a new report by KPMG says the government is barking up entirely the wrong tree trying to get autonomous vehicles and bikes to get along, because cyclists are just too variable in terms of appearance and ability for driverless cars to safely share roads with them.
Instead, the report says the self-driving trucks should stick to motorways, where there are (one would hope) no cyclists.
There are more than 22 million bikes in the Netherlands, which has a population of 17 million.
Read the full article at: http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/02/turns-out-driverless-cars-cant-coexist-with-cyclists/