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Should cars drive like humans or robots? Tesla forces the question

Matt Smith didn’t necessarily mind that the software inside his Tesla would occasionally skirt a traffic law.

For a while, his Tesla Model Y was programmed to automatically roll past stop signs at up to 5.6 miles per hour without stopping if it sensed the coast was clear of pedestrians and others. If anything, Tesla’s experimental driver-assistance features could seem a little conservative to him.

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