Discuss: Self-Driving Car Technology

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October 29, 2015 at 17:07:37
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about all the latest news surrounding advancements in self-driving car technology. Discuss here if you would be comfortable in a completely self-driving car, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
October 29, 2015 at 18:03:25
Err Yes, but only if I was asleep on the back seat.

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#2
October 30, 2015 at 07:56:08
This won't ever happen. At least not in my lifetime. Can you only imagine how much it would cost to repair one. The mechanics today can't even fix the cars we have now. They might work in certain situations, but not for the general population. I prefer to be at the wheel.

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#3
October 30, 2015 at 10:35:27
Electric propulsion should be the priority in cars developments. Self driving cars belong to a future when space planes will take off from city airports, jet packs will be usual and at home you have your personal robotic assistant.

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#4
October 30, 2015 at 21:53:50
You've got to wonder about liability issues when these things start running into each other. Which non-driver is at fault? Will the software developer be sued? And will it still be a DWI if the car is full of drunks but no one is driving?

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#5
November 1, 2015 at 00:14:01
http://www.popularmechanics.com/fli...

You can have the keys when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

Happy Halloween.


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#6
November 2, 2015 at 23:42:57
Driverless taxies will be common within ten years.

Personal jet packs and takeoffs to Space from your local
airport -- never. Unless you live in an unusual location like
Cape Canaveral, FL or White Sands, NM.

Robotic assistants that think for you are already ubiquitous.
Robotic assistants that fix dinner, clean the cat's litterbox,
take out the trash, and pick up after the kids will be toys for
the very rich until they are determined to be sentient and
granted equal rights with humans.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
November 3, 2015 at 08:25:57
Presumably robots, cars and other devices will be like MS (and others) who "think" they know what you want then get it horribly wrong.

Even my present car assumes that it must be raining when I quirt the front windscreen to clear the dust off it. It therefore runs the rear wipers on a dry screen as well.

On computers I object to much of the automation. I prefer automation on my own terms (therefore batch and reg files rule).

One day I'll work out why MS think it's a great idea to reopen things at the "last used location" rather than some standard place which can be changed per session. Last used location is about the most unlikely place you will want to go again next time. Small wonder that folk often wonder where things have gone to and have to resort to "Save As".

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#8
November 3, 2015 at 15:44:54
Driverless cars - a few more possible snags:
http://qz.com/536738/should-driverl...

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