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An Uber self-driving car drives down 5th Street on March 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by AFP)
An Uber self-driving car drives down 5th Street on March 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by AFP)
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People developing self-driving cars are concerned about the co-existence of self-driving cars with reckless, law-breaking human drivers in just a few years.

Most drivers follow road rules, but there are some who bend them. The prospect is giving ‘robo-car' developers a headache.

A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit, but humans routinely exceed it. Although autonomous cars are likely to carry passengers during the next 3 to 5 years, experts say it will take more than a decade before ‘robo-cars’ can coexist with human-piloted vehicles on most boulevards and freeways. 

Meanwhile, cars with sensors for driver-assist systems are gathering data about road signs, lane lines and human driver behavior. Analysts hope that tech companies developing autonomous systems and cars will contribute this information to a giant database.