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Published on April 9, 2019 By Iben In Everything Else

Will a self driving car be able to see in dense fog in the day time?
I use fog lights and slow down.
What happens when the detector can't see but the brain box thinks it still can?
Human drivers know from instinct what other human drivers might do in many
driving situations. Human drivers can't predict what self driving cars will do,
adding another layer of uncertainty and possible chaos to a human's drive.
How many miles have the people driven who think self driving cars is a good idea?
When given a split second choice will the self driving car hit a cow or the bus?
I'll take the cow choice and aim for anything but dead center.
Will a self driving car even know one is a bus and one is a cow and take into
account the speed, direction, weight and possible passengers of each choice?
Cruise control for the gas is all I would use and have used, I would never feel safe in a self driving car.
They are crazy.


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on Apr 09, 2019

Self driving cars are stupid and idiotic, period!   

on Jul 03, 2019

Part of the vision is that a connected world will sense other cars by other means than machine learning.  The connected vehicles will all have beacons.   The problem is recognized that that will not work for a cow.

on Jul 03, 2019

Even if I had a car with self-driving capabilities, I'd turn it off.

on Jul 03, 2019

I'll have a self driving bike with me as the self. 

on Jul 03, 2019

At least self-driving cars don't read mobile/cell phone text messages while driving....

on Jul 03, 2019


At least self-driving cars don't read mobile/cell phone text messages while driving....

And they don't drive Drunk

on Jul 03, 2019


At least self-driving cars don't read mobile/cell phone text messages while driving....

AzDude

And they don't drive Drunk

Still no reason to go down that road.  Sure, humans make stupid mistakes when behind the wheel, but self-driving cars are created by humans and are not necessarily mistake/error free.   Say no more!

Besides, how lazy is the human race getting?  I mean, why can't people learn to drive, be tested and licensed to drive properly, or is that too much effort and concentration?

Nope, self-driving cars are like sleeping with a cow pat under your pillow   .  You're better off not doing it.

on Jul 04, 2019

starkers


Quoting Jafo,

At least self-driving cars don't read mobile/cell phone text messages while driving....




Quoting AzDude,


And they don't drive Drunk



Still no reason to go down that road.  Sure, humans make stupid mistakes when behind the wheel, but self-driving cars are created by humans and are not necessarily mistake/error free.   Say no more!

Besides, how lazy is the human race getting?  I mean, why can't people learn to drive, be tested and licensed to drive properly, or is that too much effort and concentration?

Nope, self-driving cars are like sleeping with a cow pat under your pillow   .  You're better off not doing it.

Like being better off actually paying attention behind the wheel.  That's the was I was taught to drive. But......back in the day it meant something. It was cool to have your own ride. Unfortunately the best I could pull from the rust pile was a vomit green Studebaker that took out the side of a tree first chance it got. WAM! Tree=0 Old green beard=1.

Today the tree has to giddyyup and get the hell out the way. Technologies...aren't they grand? .........NOT!

on Jul 04, 2019

As cool as I think the technology is, I wouldn't have one. However, that's because I like to drive. I really don't know enough about them to have any kind of opinion yet. I would rather have a self-driving riding mower cut my grass for me and do it on its own. I know they make mowers that do some of that now, but I would like to have one that took care of itself. In other words, charge itself, cut the grass itself, and put itself away. That would be nice.  

on Jul 04, 2019

What's all the fuss. There are plenty of cars people can get to where they want without driving. 

They even have a name ---- UBER----

There is no 100% tech. After all we just lost 600 people to it. Remember those 2 airplanes that were totally safe to fly that crashed a few months ago. 

on Jul 04, 2019

wouldn't the lidar/radar do better than human eyes in fog? or at least the radar. of course what they can do with the information is another matter...

on Jul 04, 2019


I would rather have a self-driving riding mower cut my grass for me and do it on its own. I know they make mowers that do some of that now, but I would like to have one that took care of itself. In other words, charge itself, cut the grass itself, and put itself away. That would be nice.  

I make a point of buying houses that have no grass....

on Jul 04, 2019

And airplanes equipped with parachutes.

on Jul 05, 2019

Here I am talking about The United States mainly but I suppose it could apply to Canada as well.

There would have to be expressways (East Coast, Midwest), freeways (West Coast) where whole lanes were devoted to self driving vehicles or the whole expressway/freeway would be for self driving vehicles. This could be managed by a computer system that linked to the vehicles. This system would control the traffic flow. I believe this would be very efficient. How you can mesh self driving vehicles with what we have already, human driven vehicles ( cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and bikes ) is a problem.

Here is one vision: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/07/will-autonomous-vehicles-lead-to-a-resurgence-of-auto-centric-infrastructure/534804/

Here is a vision for trucking: https://www.123loadboard.com/blog/driverless-highway-proposed-brings-autonomous-trucks-closer-to-reality/

I'm sure people were skeptical about robots on assembly lines at first but they are now common on assembly lines. Many technological advances are met with resistance at first. Think about John Henry "The steel driving man". People do not trust what they cannot control.

I think in the future there will be highways, expressways/freeways dedicated to self driving cars and trucks. It's inevitable. It depends on if we have a future. The world may become uninhabitable for humans sooner than we think unless something drastic is done right away about the climate.

on Jul 05, 2019

Chasbo

I think in the future there will be highways, expressways/freeways dedicated to self driving cars and trucks. It's inevitable.
In theory I understand what you are saying. So how does one get to these highways? I have to ride two way roads for 20 minuter till I reach one. When I'm at my Daughters it takes an hour. In most locations a major freeway or highway isn't out your front door.

Also at least here in the States it takes a month or more to fix a pot hole due to money. Of course in a 100 years or more maybe, but I can't even guess at the future that far in advance.                                                           

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