Rise of the drivebots

Humans who use autonomous cars should have regular, compulsory training to ensure they donít lose their driving skills, according to a submission to an issues paper asking how robot cars should be integrated into road rules.

As well, self-driving cars should be limited to dedicated lanes until we can be confident they work, it suggests. The National Transport Commission paper aims to help legislators write humans out of Australiaís road rules, removing a major barrier to the autonomous carís introduction here.