Did you know that driverless cars have issues changing lanes? It seems to come down to the fact that everyone else is driving like an asshole, but the driverless cars are not. Solution? Make driverless cars drive more like assholes. Problem solved. MIT News discusses how driverless cars need to do more with as little information as possible...just like most humans drivers do. The problem is that if traffic is fast enough and dense enough, precomputed buffer zones may be too restrictive. An autonomous vehicle will fail to change lanes at all, whereas a human driver would cheerfully zip around the roadway. With the MIT researchers’ system, if the default buffer zones are leading to performance that’s far worse than a human driver’s, the system will compute new buffer zones on the fly — complete with proof of collision avoidance.