Old 8th Dec 2018, 19:59
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What happens if (when?) an autonomous vehicle gets stuck - whether on an incline or by confusion over no identifiable limit to the highway?

Would it keep trying? - or shutdown?

A human driver could utilise a shovel and/or grit to regain traction.

In the 1950s, I would swap the drive axle wheels for ultimate traction tyres and fit chains to the removed wheels.
In extremis I could fit the chained wheels.
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