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Paul Clapham wrote:I'm waiting for them to start testing in places where there's sometimes snow on the roads. New York is one of those places, isn't it?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Pete: Agreed that the problem is far simpler when only self driving cars are on the road. But we need to get there. So first...
Pete Letkeman wrote:I think that the problem with self driving cars will be when there are self driving cars and regular cars on the road at the same time.
Computers are great, but they do not always read the situation the same as a human. Not only that not every human read the situation the same way.
I think that once everyone uses a driver-less car then the rules and situations will have a more predictable outcome.
Pete Letkeman wrote:However, we still see cars from the 1960s on the road today and it's 2017. So does that mean in 2067 we will see cars from 2017 on the road?
If we do then we will there be aftermarket kits to make these cars self driving?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Aren't cars from the 60's rare? Also, weren't they better made than today's cars?
Paul Clapham wrote:But Pete has a point. If after some number of years the roads are given over to self-driving cars only, where does that leave poor people who can only afford an old beater?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I think that car ownership will decline once self driving cars are accepted. Because you could rent a zipcar type thing as a self driving car. And it doesn't need to park. It can go to the next appointment or meet you later or whatever.
Maybe because of the long walk to the hire place. For such car hire to catch on, it must be possible for everybody to pick up a car very quickly. If there is a self‑driving car within 3 min walk, he probably will take it.
Paul Clapham wrote:. . . the guy living in a trailer outside Chetwynd . . . probably can't. . . .
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Aren't cars from the 60's rare?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Also, weren't they better made than today's cars?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Pete: Interesting. (I don't currently own a car so didn't know some of this.)
With the current generation of electric cars, it would run out of juice before the whole journey is completed.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:. . . I agree with Paul that it is a long drive for the car so not cost effective.
The same applies in London; because of congestion, better public transport and the great difficulty of parking anywhere, many people never buy cars in the first place. Is there anywhere else where it is common to avoid buying cars?
. . . I don't currently own a car so didn't know some of this. . . .
Campbell Ritchie wrote:With the current generation of electric cars, it would run out of juice before the whole journey is completed.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:The same applies in London; because of congestion, better public transport and the great difficulty of parking anywhere, many people never buy cars in the first place. Is there anywhere else where it is common to avoid buying cars?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The mayor of NYC is currently fighting against the test. I hope it goes through. Testing is important for progress.
Pete Letkeman wrote:I wonder how much self driving vehicles will affect farming of things like corn, wheat, etc.
I am quite sure there are lots of people who are bad enough to do something like that just to see what happens.
That article you quoted wrote:Why anyone would want to hack a self-driving car, knowing that it could result in a death?
Campbell Ritchie wrote:...changed all the 30 signs round our way to read 80. At least that seems to be the speed some people travel at.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:Road signs should be the least of their problems, since it is possible to link a road sign database to GPS. Of course, that can doubtless be tampered with, too.
A new digital tool tracking how autonomous vehicles are being deployed and tested across the world went online today, and it’s an interesting — and honest — snapshot of where we are right now with this new technology. The Global Atlas of Autonomous Vehicles in Cities, a joint effort between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute, shows which city governments are testing AVs, and more importantly, it shows how few cities are preparing for the onslaught of self-driving cars that is expected in the next decade.
Paul Clapham wrote:I'm waiting for them to start testing in places where there's sometimes snow on the roads.
Waymo plans to test its self-driving car technology on the cold, icy roads of the greater Detroit region this winter (2017), the company said Thursday (October 26, 2017).
The Alphabet-owned company has been conducting cold weather testing since 2012. To achieve Level 5 automation -- fully autonomous driving -- vehicles need to be able to handle all environmental conditions that can be managed by a human driver.
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Waymo, the Alphabet self-driving car company, now has cars driving on public roads in the Phoenix metropolitan area with no one in the driver's seat. Waymo CEO John Krafcik plans to announce the news today in a speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:...Also, weren't they better made than today's cars?
Randy Maddocks wrote: in one sense, yes, cars from the 60's were better made.