Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The quicker we transition to all-automated driving, the better. The increase in national GDP would probably be over 10%, easy. Sooooo much time is wasted on the roads right now that could be completely avoided by intelligent traffic routing.
Solty Dog: I wonder if they did the darting animal test for the car. For you city people, that is where a deer, moose or what have you jumps in front of your car and you steer to avoid it and it counters the same direction. Like a drunken linebacker.
LazyMedia: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The quicker we transition to all-automated driving, the better. The increase in national GDP would probably be over 10%, easy. Sooooo much time is wasted on the roads right now that could be completely avoided by intelligent traffic routing.On commuter routes, sure. I still want the option of doing my own shifting and steering when I'm just out tooling around.
This text is now purple: I'm curious about the first time a driverless car runs down a child.Will the driver be cited for vehicular homicide, or the manufacturer?
LazyMedia: British drivers suck? Since when?
drxym: Self drive could work on a closed circuit (e.g. an airport loop), and could have limited potential on semi closed roads like motorways although it probably couldn't cope with roadworks or similar. It would fail so frequently in urban driving that I expect most people would simply turn it off. I don't see any forseeable time when people can sleep behind the wheel, or be drunk or be not there at all because someone will have to resolve whatever problem the car can't solve for itself.
ImpendingCynic: LazyMedia: British drivers suck? Since when?I wouldn't say they suck, but some of them are either crazy, or are following crazy laws.Here in the states, the general rule for a 3+ lane highway is that the middle lane(s) are for cruising, the inside lane is for passing, and the outside lane is for slow vehicles and people who are entering/exiting the highway. It doesn't always work that way, but it seems logical.Over there, what I experienced is that everyone is apparently supposed to cruise in the outside lane, and the other lanes are for varying degrees of passing. It also appears that passing on the outside (left) lane must be punishable by death. I was cruising in the middle lane of a not-very-crowded 3-lane motorway, and periodically, some jackass (usually in a BMW) would shoot up the left lane, but since he can't pass me, he would jump all the way across to the inside lane then back again.Just couldn't see the logic in it all. Would love a UK farker to explain.
Uncontrolled_Jibe: ABS is common now, but cars without ABS are still on the roadAirbags are standard now, but older cars without them are still on the roadSeat belts are required now but cars before the were required are still on the road.Turn signals are required now, but older cars without them are still on the road.So where is this precedent for ALL cars being required to do something?/Biker//Try to put us in cages and the beatdowns will come like you've never felt them before///Also offroader////We ain't going away either biatches
OscarTamerz: Look at how many people got killed by airbags. There was a kid in a car Utah that was parked and it rolled into a curb detonating the airbags decapitating the kid and the top comment was "Too bad." If the overall death rate is down then no one will care.
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