Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This web game shows why self-driving cars are the future

traffic3.jpg

Traffic jams. The bane of the weekend getaway, scourge of the summer holiday and - well, just have a look at the roads around Kent at the moment.

While Operation Stack is a rather obvious cause of Kent's current difficulties, many gridlocks can appear with infuriating mystery: you're trapped in a queue of crawling cars when the road begins to clear - not a hint of a crash to ogle at, nor escaped cow to provide comic relief.

A neat illustration as to why jams can occur - and why self-driving cars may be the best solution - comes in the form of Error-Prone: a free web game for up to 26 players.

The game aims to crowd your office around a single computer keyboard, with each player taking one letter associated with a tiny car on the screen: "When you press a letter on the keyboard you assume control, and almost immediately you will see the effects your erratic human driving causing grid lock or even accidents," explains the game's Swedish creators, Stugan and Trafikverket. "The more people play... the more chaos ensues."

Traffic
Traffic

"How can we solve traffic jams, emissions and accidents? Self-driving cars!" 

Or at least, that's the answer that the Swedish Transport Association offers up.

Head here to play the game, and see if you'd rather sign your fate over to a self-driving vehicle.

Related

sheffunited1.jpg

Man runs Football Manager for 1000 years and Insane Things Happened

piano1.jpg

This NES piano is amazing

doves.jpg

Angry Birds 2 and 14 other addictive apps

vault.jpg

Fallout 4 is so big it's getting a 400-page survival guide

pippin.jpg

10 Times Apple Failed Spectacularly At Technology

amiga500big.jpg

Why the Amiga 500 was the greatest computer ever made

Comments

More

Leaked poster appears to confirm Destiny 2 release date

And it sounds like they're doing a beta in June

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Android users can finally play Super Mario Run - and definitely should

Extended toilet breaks for everyone

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Zelda megafan controls his smart home with an ocarina

Pointless? Possibly. Are we envious? Definitely

by Matt Tate
20 Mar 2017

Why I pray every day for an 'SSX Tricky' remake

It's all about that Big Air Bonus

by Matt Tate
17 Mar 2017

How to cheat your way to victory in 'Mario Kart 64'

Anyone fancy digging the old N64 out again?

by Matt Tate
17 Mar 2017

5 new(ish) mobile games guaranteed to make any commute bearable

It doesn't have to be this painful

by Matt Tate
16 Mar 2017

Donkey Kong definitely dabs in new 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' trailer

Stop, stop, it's already dead

by Matt Tate
10 Mar 2017

The latest Zelda game will take over your life

Link is better than ever in Nintendo's open-world masterpiece

by Matt Tate
09 Mar 2017

There's a secret hidden message in your Nintendo Switch Pro controller

Have you found it?

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017

5 video games you need to play in March

Those thumbs are going to be busy

by Matt Tate
03 Mar 2017