Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Expert says that self-driving cars will lead to 'a lot more sex behind the wheel'

Federal bureaucrats in Canada are raising concerns about distracted driving in semi-autonomous cars that don't require much input from the driver.

And at least one expert is anticipating that, as the so-called 'smart' cars get smarter, there will eventually be an increase in hanky-panky behind the wheel.

"I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars," said Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence.

"That's one of several things people will do which will inhibit their ability to respond quickly when the computer says to the human, 'Take over.'" Current Canada motor vehicle safety standards don't prohibit driverless vehicles on the country's roads.

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