quote: In 30 years, kids will be amazed that we used to drive 70+ mph, feet from each other, for hours on end and no ongoing ability testing was required.
quote: The second the car in the lane next to you started moving toward your lane, the computer controlled car would have acted.
quote: Even GM admits it's solution didn't work in the city, where reaction times matter most. That tells me automated driving isn't ready for complex or dense traffic flows, just like Reclaimer said.
quote: For years we heard lots of automakers pay lip service to the concept of autonomous driving, with some even spending a good deal of money and time investigating it. GM was perhaps foremost in the field prior to its bankruptcy. Over a half-decade ago, back in Jan. 2008 we road along in a modified 2008 GM Tahoe which won the DARPA's (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) 2007 Urban Challenge. As the car zipped around the obstacle course in sunny Las Vegas, Nev. it quickly became apparent why the vehicle won the smart car challenge -- it was pretty good at avoid collisions... really good, in fact. As a demo, a second test driver would cut off the GM car or otherwise block its path. In every case the GM vehicle knew what to do, performing better than many human drivers would in such a case.
quote: The system is designed to ease the driver’s workload on freeways only, in bumper-to-bumper traffic and on long road trips; however, the driver’s attention is still required... because the system will have operational limitations based on external factors such as traffic, weather and visibility of lane markings. When reliable data is not available, such as when there are no lane markings, the system will prompt the driver to resume steering.
quote: But don't look at GM's solution. Look at Google's. It can't drive faster than 25mph. There aren't that many accidents at those speeds, and collision avoidance is pretty simple. Let's bump this car up to 65mph and put it on an Atlanta highway. Or send it to the Bronx and have it navigate the Grand Concourse or Cross-Bronx Expressway during rush hour gridlock. Pretty sure we'll see accidents.
quote: I don't know if humans are better drivers than software, but I DO know that our current AI technology sucks, and humans are far better at decision making.
quote: AI plays a relatively small role in all this. The computer controlled car sees and knows about every object around it and is tracking all of their movements .
quote: Just this morning I avoided an almost certainty of me being involved in an accident, because I anticipated what the jackass next to me was going to do and reacted to avoid it. There's NO WAY you can tell me a current self-driving car could have done that.
quote: The point is, if the jackass was in a self-driving vehicle, you'd wouldn't have had something to avoid to begin with.
quote: Most drivers don't want to drive.
quote: Please provide me the survey where all 200+ million registered drivers in the United Stated say they "don't want to drive".
quote: Please provide us the survey where all 200+ million registered drivers in the United Stated say they "do want to drive".
quote: The current vehicles have logged 700k miles with no accidents caused by the automated car
quote: There was no need for people to stop using horses as a primary mode of transportation either...
quote: Actually there were quite a few - about 7 billion of them.
quote: Almost all Subarus sold in North America are made in Lafayette, Indiana.
quote: Same here... Not that every GM car will fall apart or every Honda will be issue free, but GM's fail rates are through the roof, and thus the reason their resale value is on the floor.
quote: The danger here, as I see it, is manufacturers insisting on having their own self-driving systems leading to them not sharing info, therefore making decisions based on spotty data.
quote: Of course yours and my sisters stories are just anecdotal, but actual fail rates are bad and the resale values reflect it.
quote: The initial day one quality and defect rate has improved over the past decade, but GM's still break down in high #'s.
quote: If you're a career Truck driver I suggest looking for a new career unless you're 5-10 years from retirement.