It is high time for a Sign Language
Universal languages have their place in the day-to-day life. Traffic signs will make self-driving cars work.
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But isn't that argument the wrong way around? Traffic signs are just used because they're already there and have to be obeyed as long as there are still human drivers. If we were to design self-driving cars first, wouldn't we use a more precise and efficient method of communication, like by interconnecting all cars or centralize the routing at intersections? Nothing against Sign Language or the idea of universal languages in general though.
Interconnecting and centralizing the routing will probably be the way to go for a full scale selfdriving network, at least to some extent I suppose. Then I wonder. If we think about the enroute air traffic network, are we going to have slots for departures when you take your car? In Aviation they are used to avoid congestion in the skies, basically. And if you miss one of those 'Calculated Take Off Time' you can be stuck for a long time. And they are expensive as well...