Airplane Makes Emergency Landing On Busy Highway, Perplexing For Self-Driving Cars

In the video of this specific instance, the cars that were overshadowed were seemingly able to adjust their speeds, allowing a buffer zone to appear ahead of them, presenting a gap in traffic between the cars behind the plane and the cars ahead of the plane.

Do not though be misled into thinking that the car drivers somehow all collaborated in real-time about how to handle the situation. It appears to be an instinctive maneuver that was independently made by each driver, separately, and that for which collectively had the net effect of aiding the plane to land.

Whether the drivers were intent on helping the plane or maybe instead focused on self-preservation is hard to discern, but the result turned out to be the same either way.