How is autonomous driving going to handle being a good bloke on the road (courteous driving)? For example I imagine that when full blown autonomous driving comes into effect the cars will stop before keep clear markings on the road if there is traffic banked up on the other side of it. However will it be able to handle everyday situations when there are no keep clear marking and aren't part of the road rules? By this I mean a situation where cars are stopped at the lights and you are approaching the stopped cars and have almost slowed down and you are approaching a side street with a car waiting to turn onto your street. In a normal situation you would slow down and allow the car to join in because most people are good blokes on the road (courteous drivers for our friends overseas) and will let our fellow drivers in. Technically, this isn't a rule of the road, in fact, the road rules probably state that a driver should only turn out of street when the street is clear and it is safe to turn. However real life situations like the one above do occur everyday. Will autonomous driving stamp this out of our society? Will the other autonomous cars not being let in feel bad about being ignored? Do androids dream of electric sheep? Will the machines rise up? Are we doomed?