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batye
batye
3/1/2018 12:58:16 AM
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Re: Cars
@elizabethv good point, but I say we living in the new age my wife 30 years ago could drive manual... now she could only drive automatic... or prefer during black ice time stay at home... 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/28/2018 10:35:11 PM
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Re: Cars
@batye - That would actually make a lot of sense. It would also force the driver to start paying attention to the car and figure out how to move forward on the old fashioned way. The only thought that then concerns me is will people, in time, start to forget how to actually drive. Much the same way that many people no longer know how to a manual transmission. 

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batye
batye
2/3/2018 12:54:08 AM
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Re: Cars
@elizabethv the way I see it it would make sense to program safe stop in any case as any time contact/connection get lost... 

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batye
batye
2/3/2018 12:52:11 AM
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Re: Cars
@mhhf1ve I do not know why but Tesla cars do remind me about 3 laws of robotics... 

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batye
batye
2/3/2018 12:19:59 AM
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Re: Cars
@mhhf1ve thanks for the link interesting reading - the way I see it human nature is to resist change... same with changes in technology vs human nature... 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/2/2018 11:47:19 PM
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Re: Cars
Teslas do come to a stop eventually when the driver stops interacting with the Autopilot system.. but recently, I think there was a drunk driver of a Tesla who found himself stopped on a bridge. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/2/2018 6:10:47 AM
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Re: Cars
@afwriter - That's a completely reasonable point. I would hope they could build some kind of "immediately stop car if it loses signal" safe-guard into the cars. Drivers of Tesla's are supposed to be ready to take the wheel at a moments notice. And I am positive that doesn't always happen. It tends to just be a human fact of life, once we feel safe we really drop our guard. "What are the chances....." are potentially some fairly common last words. Also, if the car is designed to immediately stop if it loses signal, other cars on the road that aren't driver-less might slam into you. It could become a pretty serious situation fairly quickly. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/1/2018 2:07:16 PM
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Re: Cars
It should be pretty easy for driverless cars to be designed to just come to a safe stop if they're disconnected from a vital wireless network necessary for controlling the car. I'm guessing there will need to be legally-required backup systems in case the "autopilot" fails for whatever reason. Right now, the backup is a human driver, but I'm guessing a completely separate secondary autonomous co-pilot system may be needed -- just in case the primary autopilot suffers a "heart attack" -- aka critical malfunction.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/1/2018 2:03:57 PM
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Re: Cars
People aren't quite ready yet for driverless cars, IMHO. When a prankster dressed as a car seat to make it look like his car had no driver -- people *freaked out* at it. 

http://archive.today/2018.02.01-184828/http://time.com/4890760/driverless-car-prank-car-seat-costume/

I assume this will pass -- just as "horseless carriages" have now become normal. But maybe we'll have to come up with a new name for "driverless cars" someday.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/1/2018 12:58:51 PM
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Re: Cars
@afwriter true, though one may argue that the same holds for the computers already built into cars for the past several decades. True, they don't have to be connected to larger networks, but their failures do render your care controls useless.

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