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(The Stack)   Computers embark on the epic journey to find out if it's raining or not   (thestack.com) divider line
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2015-12-07 11:51:54 AM  
Look out of the yard.
 
2015-12-07 12:00:36 PM  
*** SPOILERS ***

Yes.
 
2015-12-07 12:28:33 PM  
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2015-12-07 12:59:44 PM  
My non-self-driving car has magic windshield wipers that turn themselves on when it's raining. Too bad the computer isn't hooked up to the CAN bus so it could find out about the rain too.
 
2015-12-07 3:16:11 PM  
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2015-12-07 4:07:02 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: My non-self-driving car has magic windshield wipers that turn themselves on when it's raining. Too bad the computer isn't hooked up to the CAN bus so it could find out about the rain too.


The last car I drove with automatic wipers always turned them on full speed? Pouring down rain? Full speed. Barely sprinkling? Full speed. I couldn't stand it.
 
2015-12-07 4:33:24 PM  
I thought that the computers were sensitive enough to measure slight changes in tire rotation speeds to pick up slippage. That would be the end goal, to measure traction. Rain, pebbles, ice, whatever. Doesn't really matter the cause right? Slow traction and gauging power and brake potential at the wheels is what's important.
 
2015-12-07 4:35:40 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: My non-self-driving car has magic windshield wipers that turn themselves on when it's raining. Too bad the computer isn't hooked up to the CAN bus so it could find out about the rain too.


Soon http://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-stand-lot-money-selling-18054​3​380.html
 
2015-12-07 4:37:52 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Eddie Adams from Torrance: My non-self-driving car has magic windshield wipers that turn themselves on when it's raining. Too bad the computer isn't hooked up to the CAN bus so it could find out about the rain too.

Soon http://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-stand-lot-money-selling-180543​380.html


Just in case you don't want to click on Yahoo


George gives an illustrative example. A weather company wanted to refine its models for predicting rain. But to check its math, it would need to match its predictions against reality to see where it's been raining. And it only has a finite number of weather stations to gather that data.

The solution this company found, George says, was clever. By partnering up with an auto manufacturer that had been gathering data on customers' windshield-wiper usage, the weather company got access to a goldmine of research material.
 
2015-12-07 4:42:26 PM  
Every year wet pavement causes 74% of all weather-related crashes


So, weather causes 74% of weather related crashes?
 
2015-12-07 4:53:29 PM  
It is. Men. Hallelujah.
 
2015-12-07 5:24:26 PM  

Delta1212: Every year wet pavement causes 74% of all weather-related crashes


So, weather causes 74% of weather related crashes?


Presumably, the rest is caused by dry pavement.
 
2015-12-07 6:11:41 PM  

Delta1212: Every year wet pavement causes 74% of all weather-related crashes


So, weather causes 74% of weather related crashes?


Yes. Weather also causes the 26% of weather related crashes that don't involve wet pavement.
 
2015-12-07 7:04:31 PM  
I prefer the good old-fashioned method

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2015-12-07 7:41:39 PM  

whither_apophis: Look out of the yard.


Tiger? Where? WHERE!
 
2015-12-07 9:12:34 PM  

Delta1212: Every year wet pavement causes 74% of all weather-related crashes


So, weather causes 74% of weather related crashes?


Fog?
 
2015-12-07 10:24:52 PM  
Most computers already detect rain.  Just put it outside,  if it rains,  the computer stops working.
 
2015-12-07 11:51:53 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Delta1212: Every year wet pavement causes 74% of all weather-related crashes


So, weather causes 74% of weather related crashes?

Fog?


And dust storms, wind blowing over trucks and RVs, wildfire smoke,
 
2015-12-08 2:23:21 AM  

big pig peaches: Most computers already detect rain.  Just put it outside,  if it rains,  the computer stops working.


I'm having that problem with my car - it rains and the computer says I should check my TPMS.
 
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