Beyond Traffic Lights: Driverless Cars at Intersections

UT professor of computer science Peter Stone, who heads the research team, says intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs. “They will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another, managed by a virtual traffic controller,” he said. “A future where sitting in the backseat of the car reading our newspaper while it drives us effortlessly through city streets and intersections is not that far away,” said Stone.