Driverless cars

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April 25th, 2018 at 7:19:46 AM permalink
kenarman
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Autonomous cars need the highway markings to tell where they are on the road. They can't navigate on a snow covered road or in the spring when the lines have been rubbed out over the winter. What happens when you take your car to work and the weather changes and it can't see the road to get home. You are driving and come upon construction/accident and a detour not in it's GPS, how about flag people. Too many unexpected things to do away the with the steering wheel. A driver needs to be able to take over to navigate these unexpected items.
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April 25th, 2018 at 7:26:20 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: kenarman
Autonomous cars need the highway markings to tell where they are on the road. They can't navigate on a snow covered road or in the spring when the lines have been rubbed out over the winter. What happens when you take your car to work and the weather changes and it can't see the road to get home. You are driving and come upon construction/accident and a detour not in it's GPS, how about flag people. Too many unexpected things to do away the with the steering wheel. A driver needs to be able to take over to navigate these unexpected items.


Someone needs to explain this to the manufacturers.
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April 25th, 2018 at 9:13:03 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
Automobile accident deaths peaked in the early 1970's, and are back to what they were in the mid 1930's. But they are still over 100 per day in the US. So it could be a significant saving in tragic deaths and injuries.


I'm trying to recall which of Murphy's laws warns that nothing's ever developed as we expect it to be.

A plane's autopilot is actually part of a managing system, though which the pilots fly the plane. Something similar for cars is not only more difficult technologically, but it would require a human driver to oversee and correct the driving system. If this requires as much concentration as driving, then why bother?
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April 25th, 2018 at 11:14:53 AM permalink
Evenbob
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The only reason robot cars have not
been in more bad accidents is the
same reason your average bad dipshit
driver isn't in many. Most people
know what they're doing and make up
for the mistakes the jackass drivers
constantly make.

The more robot cars on the road, the
more accidents will increase. Robot
cars are very bad at making up for
the mistakes of other drivers.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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