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Oct 23, 2012 (7:59 pm)
"Get the cost down, figure out who's liable when two autonomous vehicles collide, and give us a button that returns control to the driver on fast mountain roads but lets the car do all the work in heavy traffic, and we're in!"
NHTSA Studying Self-Driving Cars, Talking to State DMVs (Inside Line)
#35 of 39 Re: just beginning [steve_]
Oct 23, 2012 (8:09 pm)
Just one big issue - what to do about speed and camera generated revenues. I wonder if such systems could also be linked between cars and traffic controls to finally establish responsible light sequencing. I won't hold my breath.
I'd let the car take me home in the evening grind, but I wouldn't want the system if it couldn't be disabled at my own whim. Train the system to interact with human driven cars (and motorcycles, pedestrians, etc), and it might have a future.
#36 of 39 Re: just beginning [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 23, 2012 (8:12 pm)
LOL, if anything will kill driverless cars, it'll be the loss of speed cam revenue. Didn't think about that wrinkle.
#37 of 39 Re: just beginning [fintail]
Oct 23, 2012 (8:30 pm)
give us a button that returns control to the driver on fast mountain roads
I wouldn't want the system if it couldn't be disabled at my own whim
Sorry, not gonna happen. Once give up your liberty/authonomy - gone forever. Example: you cannot fully disable ESC on many last model cars. They will tell you that this is a liability issue. One of those "code" words: "safety" or "liability". When you hear them, it means: "shut up and do what you are told". Maybe you'll be allowed to disable it only in specially designated areas with a preapproval of your "flight plan" (apply 10 business days in advance). SL of 35 mph will apply for any manually operated vehicle. "Fast mountain roads" - that is exactly where it will never be allowed, for "safety" reasons.
#38 of 39 Re: just beginning [steve_]
Oct 24, 2012 (8:36 am)
figure out who's liable when two autonomous vehicles collide,
Hold the engineers and politicians that decided autonomous driving vehicles was a good idea accountable and liable? Hahahahha.... it'll never happen.
#39 of 39 I Want My Donkey Cart!
Oct 27, 2012 (12:28 pm)
"It will be a sad day when the pleasure of driving is taken from us. Just as bad as having electric cars eventually jammed down our throats. Our Government is becoming more and more oppressive. "
Damn tru dat!
Where I live, they won't even allow me to take my donkey cart on the freeway!
Oppressive, I tell ya!