Of course people have sex in cars now, sometimes when they are moving, but US Federal bureaucrats are worried that semi-autonomous cars that don’t require much input from the driver will result in their input going elsewhere.
Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence has said that the smarter cars get the more bonking will take place.
“I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars.”
“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.”‘
Federal officials, who have been tasked with building a regulatory framework to govern driverless cars, highlighted their concerns in briefing notes compiled for the Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
The report said that the issue of the attentive driver is … problematic.
“Drivers tend to overestimate the performance of automation and will naturally turn their focus away from the road when they turn on their auto-pilot,” said the report.