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Humans ‘will bully robot cars’, Mercedes chief warns

Dietmar Exler, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA, believes that driverless cars are likely to be ‘bullied’ by human drivers when the two are sharing road space.

Speaking at a motoring conference in LA, Mr Exler told delegates that it human failings are the main factor slowing the development of self-driving cars – more so than technology, insurance considerations or getting even people to accept the very concept of self-driving cars.

“The real issue is humans,” he said.