Self-driving car angels protect you from yourself | WIRED
ON A FINE day in a parking lot outside Boston, a man holding a smartphone steps in front of a 2015 Prius. The driver keeps pressing the accelerator. But a bunch of electronics hacked into the car brings it to a safe stop anyway—the system had already been tracking the pedestrian for some time using lasers and a camera. The vehicle won’t budge until the pedestrian is safely out of the way.