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Rich Krajewski
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Rich Krajewski   4/14/2014 1:03:11 AM
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Yeah! Let's put Toyota in charge of it!

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script78man   4/14/2014 9:03:58 AM
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Hi Rich,

Ha!---All the more reason to have an autonomous vehicle----In time the technology will be able to notice that someone accidentally bumped a switch or that the vehicle is accelerating when it should not----it's humans (Toyota and GM management) that are a danger here---technology could correct such errors quickly.

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Rich Krajewski   4/14/2014 10:56:16 AM
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"In time the technology will be able to notice that someone accidentally bumped a switch or that the vehicle is accelerating when it should not"


Exactly! Just the way Toyota's software noticed that it was sending cars accelerating at full throttle, and then Toyota noticed when they had criminal charges brought against them. Should work for autonomous cars, too.

We know the problem was rooted in humans writing software. Once software starts writing itself, there won't be any such problem! Hurray for autonomous vehicle concepts! I just hope no one comes up with the brickwall concept! That would be humans again!

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Rich Krajewski   4/14/2014 11:01:13 AM
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I know! We can persuade ($$$) the US government to give full immunity to autonomous car makers, the way the government gave product liability immunity to everyone connected with the vaccine industry in the US. That way, autonomous car makers can be free to come up with new products without worrying about getting sued by those pesky people.

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WaqasAltaf   4/14/2014 5:23:56 PM
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Autonomous vehicles are best for reducing accidents, energy conservation, parking issues and traffic jams. Cars with safety precautions are easy to drive as compared to the ones without them and there will be less danger of uncertainty.

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/15/2014 1:13:44 AM
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Yes! Autonomous cars are a good alternative to rash drivers , but as long as they are having software that is not written by rash programmers ( leaving a lot of bugs that could create more accidents than the manual drivers), as long as they are protected from the genious community of hackers and as long as the drivers do not oversmart them by fooling the autonomus system.

 

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Jacob   4/15/2014 4:23:10 AM
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Steve, actually automation reduces the driven intervention in cars and this can lead to divert driver's attention while driving.  More over car infotainments and communication can also divert attentions.

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Jacob   4/15/2014 4:26:41 AM
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"Autonomous vehicles are best for reducing accidents, energy conservation, parking issues and traffic jams. Cars with safety precautions are easy to drive as compared to the ones without them and there will be less danger of uncertainty."

Waqas, you are talking about an ideal situation, where all the vehicles are fitted with autonomous equipments and devices. In most of the cases accidents are happening due to the negligence of other drivers from other vehicles.

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Rich Krajewski   4/17/2014 12:08:25 AM
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If we're going to have autonomous navigation, we might as well fly while we're at it. Here's a course on it:

https://www.edx.org/course/tumx/tumx-autonavx-autonomous-navigation-1658



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