BlueberryWheats wrote:I totally get the benefits of self driving cars hitting Britain's roads, God knows some of our drivers need replacing with a computer, but I'm not going to lie, I really enjoy driving.
I would like a car that could drop me off and drive away to park itself or would pick me up to take me home after a night out (I understand we're not at that stage yet!), but day to day I'd probably be on manual mode the whole time.
Dutchy wrote:I think it will happen in 10 years time. Lot's of folks are experimenting with that. Tesla is semi self driving on highways already.
Kiwirob wrote:Dutchy wrote:I think it will happen in 10 years time. Lot's of folks are experimenting with that. Tesla is semi self driving on highways already.
So are Mercedes, Infinity and BMW. The infinity system is apparently the best, far better than Tesla.
Aesma wrote:The technical hurdles are being overcome.
The problem is accidents and the associated legal mess.
The other day there was a crash in front of my house, happens quite regularly as it's in a turn. This one was bigger than usual though, I had to help a woman climb out of her car, which was laying on the side. Turns out the driver had avoided a cat by sending her car against a parked SUV.
Would a robo-car avoid a cat in the same way ? What about a person ? Should it risk your life or even just your health or even just your money by slamming against something, or jumping from a cliff, or whatever, or should it brake in a straight line and hit the person ?
Aesma wrote:But it can only be financial onus, and then insurance will cover that. Today if I run over someone I'm criminally liable, I can't see that being the case if I'm sleeping in my robo-car when the accident happens.
seb146 wrote:Elon Musk says it will happen very soon. I still think it needs much improved technology in the United States. Europe is probably more willing to do it that the United States but I still do not think it will happen safely any time soon. Thoughts?
Dreadnought wrote:By the way, who approved this? I don't recall being asked for my consent to share the road with these (un)guided missiles?
Aesma wrote:In the US some state agencies had to approve what has been going on. In France I know that autonomous vehicles are illegal, manufacturers have asked for permission to do test runs and have gotten it, but there is always someone behind the wheel that can take back control.
Dutchy wrote:Quite negative, @Dreadnought, I think it will be accepted by the majority of people, why not. The same with pilots.
Channex757 wrote:Someone has to take the plunge and try to bring to market an autonomous vehicle. My gut feeling is that Apple is going to be involved; either as a partner with a major player like Mercedes or even on its own.
ACDC8 wrote:Channex757 wrote:Someone has to take the plunge and try to bring to market an autonomous vehicle. My gut feeling is that Apple is going to be involved; either as a partner with a major player like Mercedes or even on its own.
Knowing Apple though, they'll probably remove the gas tank nozzle and expect you to fill 'er up wirelessly LOL!
Dreadnought wrote:or some kid who thinks that he can defeat the car's built-in respect for speed limits by reprogramming the thing.
Dutchy wrote:Probably you won't own a car anymore (your daily driver anyway
ContentCreator wrote:I do agree Europe is a more technologically capable and open-minded region when compared to the USA
Dutchy wrote:If you enjoy driving, drive in the weekends on a circuit.
Channex757 wrote:My gut feeling is that Apple is going to be involved
Dreadnought wrote:Something else to think about: It's bad enough when the cars are brand new, but what about 10-15 years from now when these cars start being maintained and repaired by some guy called Bubba under a tree
photopilot wrote:The only way that any form of self-driving vehicles (cars, trucks, busses, etc) could possibly work in the modern world is if you also banned every single manually driven car.
falstaff wrote:You'd have to include motorcycles too. That would upset a good chunk of people you probably want to avoid getting upset. Part of the joy of motorcycling is being out in the air and just driving around for the fun of it. Sure a lot of bikers ride their bikes to work or to run errands, but those same people just like to ride for pleasure too. Riding a self driving motorcycle would be boring.
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