Volvo also recommends not aiming your car at pedestrians.

This video comes from a blog based in the Dominican Republic, showing a terrifying accident between a self-driving Volvo and a small crowd of people who trust self-driving cars.

A reporter from the multi-platform network Fusion reached out to Volvo to ask how a sophisticated, street-ready self-driving car could plow into innocent bystanders so easily. Volvo spokesperson Johan Larsson responded that the self-driving capabilities are not as robust as we might expect. The standard package will only be active in stop-and-go city driving to help protect against sudden stops and fender-benders. But if you don't want to hit a person in the street, that will cost $3,000 extra. Larsson explains, “[Pedestrian detection functionality] is sold as a separate package."

Sources: Fusion