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Self-driving cars
« on: July 02, 2016, 09:41:18 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/01/technology/tesla-driver-death-autopilot/index.html

It's funny how Tesla blames humans saying if no humans were driving there would have been no accident.

Humans will make more mistakes than computers.

But no one can ever program a vehicle for all the possibilities that can occur from other drivers.

What if the self-driving car or big rig gets a flat at highway speeds ?

Do the cars pull over if a cop flashes their lights and siren ?

Just my 2 cents. :-)
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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 02:50:00 AM »
I just heard about this incident on NPR yesterday.  I don't know that driving a car is something that I would ever trust to a set of computer algorithms ( can we ever prove that the logic is correct to deal with every driving situation? I probably could never bring myself to trust such a technology  ).  I guess the driver was watching a "Harry Potter" movie instead of supervising the car's autopilot mode : http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/30/484258419/nhtsa-will-look-at-tesla-s-autopilot-mode-after-deadly-car-crash

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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 02:01:51 PM »
I just heard about this incident on NPR yesterday.  I don't know that driving a car is something that I would ever trust to a set of computer algorithms ( can we ever prove that the logic is correct to deal with every driving situation? I probably could never bring myself to trust such a technology  ).  I guess the driver was watching a "Harry Potter" movie instead of supervising the car's autopilot mode : http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/30/484258419/nhtsa-will-look-at-tesla-s-autopilot-mode-after-deadly-car-crash
Machines are supposed to be used to complement your brains. Not to replace them.

That driver replaced his brain with the machine and paid the price for it.

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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 05:22:37 PM »
When counting the mortal accident, the rate per km is so far lower than the one for human drivers. And they are just at the beginning.

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 06:01:56 PM »
I want beam technology with a portal in the house somewhere. Just walk through and end up in the Seychelles or the Bahamas or wherever you like. Lunch in Antarctica in the summer followed by a casual walk through parts of the Grand Canyon in the early evening.
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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 10:53:51 PM »
To mash up a couple memes...

"Teslas are for lazy Mustang drivers, instead of crashing into the crowd themselves, the car can do it on auto-pilot"  :-)

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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 04:21:55 PM »
When counting the mortal accident, the rate per km is so far lower than the one for human drivers. And they are just at the beginning.
Seriously doubt it. Is not uncommon for people to go driving years without a single accident.

The comparison in humans includes all the bugged driving intelligence. While the comparison in AI includes only the NON BUGGY ones. You do not get to know all the accidents made while in development.

You need to compare only the non buggy ones in order to have a fair (not marketing) assessment. Is not uncommon for sober people to drive 10 years without an accident. Although is very uncommon for drunken people to drive 1 year without one. But since only the non buggy ones are to be compared. Then you need an AI driving 10 years without a single accident to even compare with a non buggy human intelligence.

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Re: Self-driving cars
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 07:34:57 PM »
Seriously doubt it.

Go to your National Statistical Office and offer your advice and services.