Self Driving Cars

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Zepfan, May 23, 2019.

  1. Anacharsis

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    My opinion on this doesn't matter much. I turn 47 in two months. I will be retired and, if I am fortunate, living a pedestrian's lifestyle by the time even half the cars on the road are self-driving. It's going to take a ton of work, only a small fraction of it technical, to make widespread driverless cars a practical reality.

    If I do need to use a car, I will always own my own, full stop. I don't care about the counter-arguments. I don't want to ride around in a vehicle that spends half its time as a sex den for extramarital affairs and hormonal teens. :)
     
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    Okay, so 27 miles is probably okay with you. Out here in California we drive farther than that just run the windshield wipers and hit the squirter to get the bugs off the windshield.
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    What amazes me is having lived through several integrations of windows, and all the operating system failure that went along with it at the most inopportune moment, how anyone would be silly enough to ride in the back seat while a computer drove the car.
     
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    Not quite, it's a plug in car, with the capability to employ an engine to prod the electric motor along.
     
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  5. Zepfan

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    I wonder how long the battery lasts while sitting in traffic with the AC on full?
     
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    AC in a car?
     
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    Yes AC/Air Conditioning, it get's hot enough around here to fry eggs on any hard surface during late spring, summer and early fall.
     
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    I guess this shows there's no one solution.
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    The future is here... 253 miles in 'real world' driving conditions:

     
  10. imwjl

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    That’s another have to look outside your worldview and/or all data post.

    Your Windows computer under your control to have a crappy mix of parts and configuration might have crashed far more than actual bad releases of software. The systems in these vehicles will not be something an amateur gets to mess up or have a decision such as choose a great forward camera but a crappy no name side sensor.

    I’m sure there will be some mistakes but it is doubtful they will be anything like all the mistakes drivers make all the time. Again, accidents are #3 cause of death in the US, and traffic issues are a huge cost. We don’t all live in places with good urban planning. The new models, products, designs and changes are solving that.

    Subaru was first in the US to put this new technology in cars. Owners started driving them in summer 2012. Others jumped in and we’re two model years into Toyota and Honda having it in most vehicles sold. It’s smaller numbers but Cadillac, Daimler & Volvo have been shipping products for a while. That’s a lot of vehicles so it even means they’re in the hands of many idiots. Where are the horror stories?

    Look at the money and research going into this stuff. It’s not just a few makers and their parts suppliers. Next generation vehicles and transportation systems is a race for a totally better mouse trap and chance to kill your competition while same time fix a lot of urban and transportation system design flaws.

    Thinking of the pilot friends mentioned earlier and your point, they in essence said say as you about what planes you sit in.

    I’m sure there will be some problems with this technology but remember the terrible statistics it is out to change. I still predict a net benefit.
     
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    A great uncle and my step-grandfather were like growing up listening to the Constanza family. They discussed AC in cars along with cruise control and seat belts as things that were going to ruin us all. Why they didn’t add the automatic transmission is anyone’s guess but they all lived when some still used horses.
     
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    They're trialling driverless busses where I live.
    It won't be long ........
     
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    I'm well aware time marches on, and progress with it. No stopping something new once it starts catching on. I just hope if I'm riding in one of those contraptions, I'm in the net benefit model!
     
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    Better to have it, and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
     
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    Driverless cars ought to cut down considerably on drunk driving!
     
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    You very well may not have that choice
     
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    Don't forget the music angle...the resurgence of the bar scene and more people at our gigs! No more worries about driving home.
     
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    Someone may not. It won't be an issue in my lifetime. Not even a 10% chance.
     
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    I already have a self-driving car. I drive it myself.
     
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    Driverless? I still don't even see full electric being a thing in my lifetime. Yes, it is all here now, but prime time is way off in the future. I'll be dead, and your kids can deal with the robots and zombies. :)
     
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