Source: University of Texas at Austin
quote: An automated card will be made by humans and will make mistakes. I don't think any automated car maker would like be responsible of the life of humans in their cars.
quote: It's not a ridiculous statement. There are so many things we have to look at when we drive, not just on the road but at the sides of the road or in the other lane or even over the trees for animal that would run in direction of the road.
quote: Humans are stupid and terrible drivers. We do dumb things all the time on the road that no software or system could account for. For this to happen every single car on the road would have to be automated and in connection with each other.
quote: I happen to agree with him here. The solution is not just the car, it is the road itself. Look for automated cars on special roads where they can operate via tags in the roadways, roadways that have limited access to the road to eliminate things that will jump out in front of your automated car.
quote: Also I will take RC77s viewpoint that once you automate the cars and roadways, there is plenty of room for abuse by Government, both at a local and federal level to check on where/when you are all the time. At some point the government left unchecked with this type of thing will own us.
quote: Humans are stupid and terrible drivers. We do dumb things all the time on the road that no software or system could account for.
quote: Sure, but the thing with automation is: a mistake in the automation can be found and corrected EVERYWHERE at once with a software update that will never be forgotten.
quote: That is a ridiculous statement. Depending on your age, you may not see it, but it will definitely happen.
quote: One purpose of stoplights is to tell the pedestrians when they can cross
quote: In a fully automated system, it will be designed to handle this. When conditions are ideal (no snow or ice), cars will be synchronized and be able to easily take turns going through intersections without ever stopping.
quote: Dense urban areas are where mass transit will be most effective