Discuss: New Driverless Delivery Vehicles

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February 12, 2020 at 17:04:49
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that the US government has approved self-driving delivery vehicles with no pedals or steering wheel for use on the roads. Discuss here if you think the technology is sufficient to make these cars safe, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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February 14, 2020 at 03:29:40
Is that to deliver the champagne and wine to the Billionaires? Everybody else will be working in warehouses filling up the vans..... slavery will be alive and well soon!

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February 14, 2020 at 09:37:42
Of course it's not safe. The Boeing 737 Max fiasco should have taught us software can never be completely infallible.

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February 19, 2020 at 11:32:34
As long as they don't use my driveway as a turnaround, I'm all for it.

The way my street is laid out makes my driveway the most convenient to use as a turnaround for delivery drivers that want to go back out the way they came. UPS, USPS, Amazon, Fed-Ex. It's like I've got a sign that reads:

"Come on in! Feel free to pack down the snow. Got a long truck? Come half-way up the driveway, pack it all down! Don't worry about me, I'll figure out how to shovel it later."

I'm guessing that autonomous vehicles won't be allowed to do that, so, yeah...let 'em roll.

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February 19, 2020 at 11:43:28
re: "...software can never be completely infallible."

It doesn't have to be completely infallible. It only has to be good enough that the profits from the non-eventful deliveries far exceed the cost of the problem ones.

"Hey, sorry about your kid. Here's a few million dollars and free Amazon Prime for a year."

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