A passenger enters a self-driving shuttle bus in Lyon (Photo: European Commission)


'Society too complex for EU's self-driving cars dream'

A veteran tech expert who advises the EU commission has warned that its dream of self-driving cars will almost certainly never happen - despite the EU's apparent embrace of the concept.

Marleen Stikker is the founder of the Dutch research organisation Waag, and one of the Netherlands' pioneers in creating a digital society online in the early 1990s.

A conversation with Stikker about technology quickly turns into one about language itself...

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