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srufolo1
srufolo1
8/31/2017 10:03:53 PM
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Re: No surprises
@faryl Yes, the term "cruise control" seems like a bit of an oxymoron. In any event, the whole autonomous car thing scares me.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2017 6:33:51 PM
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Re: No surprises
Yes! I always felt the emphasis seemed to be on the "cruising", but wanted it to be on the "control".

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srufolo1
srufolo1
8/22/2017 10:48:41 PM
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Re: No surprises
@faryl Exactly. Cruise control never gave me a safe feeling. I felt as though something in the mechanism would go awry and it would start speeding up the car to like 100 mph and I wouldn't be able to stop it. But maybe that was a bad dream I had!

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faryl
faryl
8/22/2017 3:39:27 PM
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Re: No surprises
@Srufalo1 I'm with you! I think I have used cruise control *maybe* 20 times in the 36 years I've been driving. (More likely closer to 10) I've tried it on longer distance driving to make sure I don't speed - but I just don't like not feeling in control of how fast the car is moving (even if it stays the same speed - lol)

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
8/10/2017 3:02:28 PM
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Re: aftermarket autonomy...
> "I'm not sold on an aftermarket product being completely safe."

Well, nothing is *completely* safe. And I assume any aftermarket products for autonomous cars will have to abide by the same rules as OEMs? So... unless people just start DIY'ing their own AVs? I guess it has happened already -- the Comma.ai guy shut down his company because he couldn't handle the regulatory requirements....

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Michelle
Michelle
8/10/2017 1:57:06 PM
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Re: aftermarket autonomy...
Interesting perspective. We've seen early chatbots do some stupid human tricks, how do we avoid such things with cars?? There are so many variables to consier. I think we're still very far away from driverless cars because of this.

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afwriter
afwriter
8/10/2017 10:26:46 AM
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Re: aftermarket autonomy...
@Elizabethv if we are talking about the same story, the driver of the car that hit them was texting at the time. It's interesting because the argument could be made that fatalities due to things like texting while driving and falling asleep at the wheel would be reduced, but we also don't know what new fatalities could pop up due to equipment malfunction.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/10/2017 9:58:14 AM
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Re: No surprises
@srufolo1 - Blind spot detection is awesome! I have a back-up camera on my van, but my grandparents actually have a program that guides the car as you back up. Automatic parallel parking would have helped the woman in the large SUV I watched try to park between two other cars before giving up after about five minutes last week. I did have to chuckle at that one, but I guess not everyone can parallel park. (I'm no expert, but I can make it work in my van, between two vehicles. So I am at least able to do it. Lol.) 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/10/2017 9:55:54 AM
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Re: aftermarket autonomy...
Eek! An aftermarket autonomous vehicle package - not only would I personally not trust that, it scares the crap out of me just thinking of other cars on the road having it. A few weeks ago a guy ran a stop sign and hit a van with a mother and her 3 boys in it - all 4 of them died. It is a story that still turns my stomach inside out to this day (because I too have 3 boys that were similarly aged to hers) And that vehicle had a driver. 

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afwriter
afwriter
8/9/2017 11:45:12 PM
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Re: aftermarket autonomy...
I'm not sold on an aftermarket product being completely safe. Obviously, I could be proven wrong but the whole idea scares the crap out of me. 

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