Driving From San Francisco To Los Angeles -- With A Robot
February 17, 2006 9:00 AM
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2/18/2006 8:23:43 AM
I for one sincerely hope this all works out eventually. Obviously, were not going to have all vehicles fully controlled by robots in the next two years. Given refinements in the software, updated hardware, updated roads and traffic laws... I think there's a very real possibility that we could all be sitting around in computers steered vehicles within the next 50 years.
I sure as hell hope so, because long road trips suck. Imagine hopping into your car, telling it to drive you to Vegas, and then either taking a nap or powering up your laptop and fragging away for a few hours! I remember reading sci-fi books as a kid where this was supposed to be the future, and I'm sure it eventually will be -- or at least some version of it. Whether or not that happens in our lifetimes is the real question.
2/18/2006 3:03:19 PM
I think the important change will come when someone can demonstrate that the computer vehicles are actually safer drivers than humans, which is quite possible given they can radio each other and have senses that we do not.
Then the "safety" argument will be swinging the other way. I mean if it can be demonstrated that using these vehicles decrease the number of people killed in road accidents by 25%, I think we'd have many less posters like the first few above.
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