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Self-driving cars took a huge step forward yesterday

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Tesla announced that EVERY car it builds will have the technology to drive completely autonomously. That's amazing news and will be a huge moment in not just the way we commute but also the way our… Read More
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Tesla announced that EVERY car it builds will have the technology to drive completely autonomously.

That's amazing news and will be a huge moment in not just the way we commute but also the way our economy operates at a fundamental level. Autonomous vehicles are getting closer everyday and that will have huge ramifications, one of which will be a massive amount of technological unemployment as some jobs are replaced with these vehicles whilst others simply disappear.

It could be the biggest thing to hit industry since the production line or mechanised farming.
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They are now talking about riderless bicycles in London.

Great idea. :D

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Electric carmaker Tesla says all cars it now builds will have hardware needed to drive completely on their own.
But despite the cameras, sensors and radars being introduced, it is still expected to be years before the vehicles become fully self-driving.
Tesla introduced its Autopilot system last year, allowing some self-drive functions such as auto-braking.
But it is now temporarily disabling Autopilot on all new cars to allow "robust" testing with the new systems.
Gathering data
Tesla founder Elon Musk said its hardware was "basically a super-computer in a car," but added it would be up to regulators and the public to decide when self-driving vehicles could actually be used on the roads.
He said it made sense to build in the self-driving tech now - even if it cannot be used for some time - because trying to retrofit the hardware at a later stage would cost consumers more than buying a new vehicle.
For now, the hardware will run in "shadow mode", gathering information on when the technology may have caused or avoided accidents had it been in command of the vehicle.
Mr Musk said he hoped that Tesla could one day show regulators significant data which demonstrated the self-driving technology was safer than having humans behind the wheel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37711489
#2
Going to cause massive economic upheaval I agree
but the sooner they get rid of 'the nut behind the wheel' the better imo
#3
thewongwing101
Going to cause massive economic upheaval I agree
but the sooner they get rid of 'the nut behind the wheel' the better imo

Except there will obviously be an override/Manual option for people who don't want to be driven by a computer. The people most likely to drive like you said will probably be the ones who use this option
#4
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
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DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.
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One day people won't own a car you will just summon a vehicle to take you where you need to go. There will be no need to have road signs, traffic lights, parking wardens, speed cameras. We will be able to wave goodbye to traffic jams as self driving cars will work together perfectly to get you where you need to be on time and safely.

There will be job losses, just as there were when we went from horse and carts to cars, just as there were when we went from steam trains to Diesel. More jobs will be created as someone needs to maintain and run this massive fleet of automated vehicles.

Just think, the road you live in free from parked cars. No boy racers tearing up the road, no old fogeys driving to the shops at 20mph (slow down Alfred, you'll kill us all) and no poorly parked cars around the schools.

The lives saved more than makes up for the loss of jobs, the reduction of emissions with no traffic jams and the freedom that it will give those who have a disability that currently restricts them from driving are all things to welcome.

Most here might never see that day, some I believe will see it.



Edited By: davelfc on Oct 20, 2016 12:31
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DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.

You don't need them, but if you have a problem then more than 300 lives could be lost, more if that's over populated areas. We currently have lorry drivers behind the wheel who surf the net or watch films while driving., I'd swap them for artificial intelligence over zero intelligence.
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davelfc
airfix
DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.
You don't need them, but if you have a problem then more than 300 lives could be lost, more if that's over populated areas. We currently have lorry drivers behind the wheel who surf the net or watch films while driving., I'd swap them for artificial intelligence over zero intelligence.
And if it goes wrong you could also potentially have dozens dead and injured.
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airfix
davelfc
airfix
DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.
You don't need them, but if you have a problem then more than 300 lives could be lost, more if that's over populated areas. We currently have lorry drivers behind the wheel who surf the net or watch films while driving., I'd swap them for artificial intelligence over zero intelligence.
And if it goes wrong you could also potentially have dozens dead and injured.

Driver error accounts for the vast, vast majority of accidents in every country on Earth. You'd have to have a huge amount of machine failures to outweigh that number and the technology is only going to get better over time.
#10
airfix
davelfc
airfix
DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.
You don't need them, but if you have a problem then more than 300 lives could be lost, more if that's over populated areas. We currently have lorry drivers behind the wheel who surf the net or watch films while driving., I'd swap them for artificial intelligence over zero intelligence.
And if it goes wrong you could also potentially have dozens dead and injured.

You already do, well many thousands a year. I'm out, there's no comparison.
#11
GR8, more infringement of our civil liberties.
20 years time anyone not driving (sorry, sitting in) a machine made by a machine and serviced by a machine will be penalised off the road by astronomic road tax and insurance costs (because these machines are obviously safer even though Tesla have been suppressing accidents across the globe).

There are already roads being proposed where only driverless cars are to be allowed in America, how long until we have it here.

Say bye bye to your freedom a little bit at a time.
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They are now talking about riderless bicycles in London.

Great idea. :D
#13
john184
GR8, more infringement of our civil liberties.
20 years time anyone not driving (sorry, sitting in) a machine made by a machine and serviced by a machine will be penalised off the road by astronomic road tax and insurance costs (because these machines are obviously safer even though Tesla have been suppressing accidents across the globe).
There are already roads being proposed where only driverless cars are to be allowed in America, how long until we have it here.
Say bye bye to your freedom a little bit at a time.

How many people are killed every year due to driver error? How many have life-changing injuries?

Now imagine you care about one of those people.
#14
davelfc
airfix
DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.
I can't see that happening, we still have two men in the cockpit of jet planes.

You don't need them, but if you have a problem then more than 300 lives could be lost, more if that's over populated areas. We currently have lorry drivers behind the wheel who surf the net or watch films while driving., I'd swap them for artificial intelligence over zero intelligence.


That Simpsons truck driving episode thing is real?
#15
DKLS
The writing is on the wall for a number of driving jobs, give it another 10-20 years and Truck Drivers and Taxi Drivers could be a redundant profession.

Taxi drivers redundant? Oh no. That means that thousands of a****oles will then be released onto the streets. Surely it's a much safer world now with them being given special lanes they can legally undertake, speed excessively and drive dangerously and get away with it. I hope that Tesla is also developing a psychopathic version of their cars with no speed control, faulty brakes and no indicators that redundant taxi drivers can use.
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More excited to await a proper leap in technology, not merely the automation of an activity well within our current sphere of ability.

Something along the lines of 'Meet George Jetson ...... Jane, his wife'.



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john184
GR8, more infringement of our civil liberties.
20 years time anyone not driving (sorry, sitting in) a machine made by a machine and serviced by a machine will be penalised off the road by astronomic road tax and insurance costs (because these machines are obviously safer even though Tesla have been suppressing accidents across the globe).
There are already roads being proposed where only driverless cars are to be allowed in America, how long until we have it here.
Say bye bye to your freedom a little bit at a time.
How many people are killed every year due to driver error? How many have life-changing injuries?
Now imagine you care about one of those people.

Your point?
We can't all live in hermetically sealed bags safe within our homes.
Going to ban all forms of Motorsport?
How about a ban on mountain biking?
Ban on trampolines?

Yeah, when we're at it we'll ban alcohol and red meat as that kills people too (far more than any annual motorway accident statistic).

I put a lack of faith in society (reinforced further by people like you who continuously argue about selling out your civil freedoms) and as such like to be as in control of my life as possible. Not put my faith in a self driving computer program which won't have every single permeation or eventuality programmed in so that when I see a 40footer careering into my lane I can get out of the way rather than the car whacking on the brakes.

Maybe you want a self driving car so that you can troll HUKD even more rather than be in control of your car.
#18
we are worrying about nothing, tesla are spouting away how great they are and their vision of the future lol. I'll worry when every car manufacturer says they are following suit and have these cars in production. people will always drive cars and jobs won't be lost.
#19
The big problem I have with purely driverless cars (ie with no manual over-ride), is they would be a muggers/rapists dream.

Imagine a scenario that you're driving along at night, no-one else around and you see someone standing in the road in front of you. You'd obviously stop, but if a group of men suddenly appear and attempt to smash their way into your car, self preservation would set in and you'd put your foot down even at the risk of injuring or killing those attempting to break in.

The reason you never hear of this happening is because the average mugger or rapist isn't prepared to gamble with their own life but since no driverless car would ever be programmed to risk killing another in order to save the occupier, you can guess what would happen in the same scenario.
#20
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
#21
john184
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john184
GR8, more infringement of our civil liberties.
20 years time anyone not driving (sorry, sitting in) a machine made by a machine and serviced by a machine will be penalised off the road by astronomic road tax and insurance costs (because these machines are obviously safer even though Tesla have been suppressing accidents across the globe).
There are already roads being proposed where only driverless cars are to be allowed in America, how long until we have it here.
Say bye bye to your freedom a little bit at a time.
How many people are killed every year due to driver error? How many have life-changing injuries?
Now imagine you care about one of those people.
Your point?
We can't all live in hermetically sealed bags safe within our homes.
Going to ban all forms of Motorsport?
How about a ban on mountain biking?
Ban on trampolines?
Yeah, when we're at it we'll ban alcohol and red meat as that kills people too (far more than any annual motorway accident statistic).
I put a lack of faith in society (reinforced further by people like you who continuously argue about selling out your civil freedoms) and as such like to be as in control of my life as possible. Not put my faith in a self driving computer program which won't have every single permeation or eventuality programmed in so that when I see a 40footer careering into my lane I can get out of the way rather than the car whacking on the brakes.
Maybe you want a self driving car so that you can troll HUKD even more rather than be in control of your car.

If you want to go to a track and drive fast, then I don't care. If you want to ride a mountain bike in your spare time, I don't care. If you want to play physical sports then I'm all for that because it also promotes a healthy life. If you want to drink and eat unhealthy foods then go for it, although I'd advise moderation and an active lifestyle so that you can have a better quality of life. Trampolines - awesome!

If you want to hold back technology that will eventually be a better driver than you (if it isn't already) that won't fatigue and will save tens of thousands of young lives over the next century (and I'm low-balling that figure), then I'm sorry. I can't back you on that one.

I get the fear of technology. It's been something that has existed since man first discovered fire and some chap thought it was the devil after him, but the technology will be a better driver than you. It will be smarter, it will have billions more miles of experience, tens of millions more engagements with other drivers and it will have thousands more incident experiences than you.

Now that might offend you because you're a great driver but here's the thing - what about people who aren't who might crash into you? Well don't worry because they'll eventually be in autonomous vehicles too.

What a world.
#22
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|

Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!

I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...

I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.

We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
#23
shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.

The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.

Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
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It's getting tiresome now. When are admin going to do something about HotMultiChops trolling misc as he is a self acclaimed multi?

Or have admin been replaced by machines? :(
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dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.

If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.
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shauneco
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shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.

You're literally saying you'd try to cause a crash on a road which would endanger people's lives.

Just thought I'd remind you of that and ask you a simple question - what would your mother think of you doing that to someone's son or daughter, or maybe even grandson or granddaughter?
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shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.
You're literally saying you'd try to cause a crash on a road which would endanger people's lives.
Just thought I'd remind you of that and ask you a simple question - what would your mother think of you doing that to someone's son or daughter, or maybe even grandson or granddaughter?
If they were to crash then clearly they shouldn't be on the road should they?. I wouldn't be endangering anyone's life, The automated car would be.!
#28
shauneco
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shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.
You're literally saying you'd try to cause a crash on a road which would endanger people's lives.
Just thought I'd remind you of that and ask you a simple question - what would your mother think of you doing that to someone's son or daughter, or maybe even grandson or granddaughter?
If they were to crash then clearly they shouldn't be on the road should they?. I wouldn't be endangering anyone's life, The automated car would be.!

Like I said, the funny thing is that the autonomous driving would evade you better than a human driver could but some incidents are unavoidable.

What there would be is a full record of you driving recklessly and you'd be liable for any costs or punishments.

Study your history - people tried this in the 1810s when they destroyed cotton mills. It didn't stop anything. X)
#29
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shauneco
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shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.
You're literally saying you'd try to cause a crash on a road which would endanger people's lives.
Just thought I'd remind you of that and ask you a simple question - what would your mother think of you doing that to someone's son or daughter, or maybe even grandson or granddaughter?
If they were to crash then clearly they shouldn't be on the road should they?. I wouldn't be endangering anyone's life, The automated car would be.!
Like I said, the funny thing is that the autonomous driving would evade you better than a human driver could but some incidents are unavoidable.
What there would be is a full record of you driving recklessly and you'd be liable for any costs or punishments.
Study your history - people tried this in the 1810s when they destroyed cotton mills. It didn't stop anything. X)

For the record I wouldn't really try to make them crash that would be stupid but their will be flaws and I would rather drive myself because I wouldn't trust them.
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dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.

If you crash into the back of someone are you trying to say it's not their fault because it's a thing?

You need to make sure you drive with a safe breaking distance gap. If you don't manage to brake you're doing it wrong.
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These cars may well be OK in USA but I think we are a long way off getting them to safely negotiate some of the roads in Wales etc.
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spoo
The big problem I have with purely driverless cars (ie with no manual over-ride), is they would be a muggers/rapists dream.
Imagine a scenario that you're driving along at night, no-one else around and you see someone standing in the road in front of you. You'd obviously stop, but if a group of men suddenly appear and attempt to smash their way into your car, self preservation would set in and you'd put your foot down even at the risk of injuring or killing those attempting to break in.
The reason you never hear of this happening is because the average mugger or rapist isn't prepared to gamble with their own life but since no driverless car would ever be programmed to risk killing another in order to save the occupier, you can guess what would happen in the same scenario.

You specify a scenario that rarely happens, yet women are allegedly assaulted by taxi drivers on a regular basis.
#33
shauneco
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dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
The thing is, if you do break like that then the camera will record it and you'll be liable for damages. You'll probably have higher insurance premiums too which might stop you from being able to get on the road. Safer roads.
Technological redundancy is definitely a reality, but that's true in every industry and it's been true in every age. The one constant is that it's never been an impediment to change.
If it was to crash into anything, that would prove that the technology is flawed. A camera wouldn't prove anything, yeah if the police seen me they could ask me not to drive like that but it will be funny trying to make them crash. They will be flawed in some way, maybe people will develop hacks etc.. imagine if it got hacked to drive off the nearest bridge?. Fun times ahead.
You're literally saying you'd try to cause a crash on a road which would endanger people's lives.
Just thought I'd remind you of that and ask you a simple question - what would your mother think of you doing that to someone's son or daughter, or maybe even grandson or granddaughter?
If they were to crash then clearly they shouldn't be on the road should they?. I wouldn't be endangering anyone's life, The automated car would be.!
Like I said, the funny thing is that the autonomous driving would evade you better than a human driver could but some incidents are unavoidable.
What there would be is a full record of you driving recklessly and you'd be liable for any costs or punishments.
Study your history - people tried this in the 1810s when they destroyed cotton mills. It didn't stop anything. X)
For the record I wouldn't really try to make them crash that would be stupid but their will be flaws and I would rather drive myself because I wouldn't trust them.

That's an understandable position, but driverless cars will be safer. That's a good thing.
#34
Can we have a reader that reads all the road signs and markings on the road to assist us first? I have to say, going to the new area reading all the markings is very hard to avoid all the possible PCNs.
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shauneco
dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
got to agree this is a bit much, for it to be a failsafe ok sure
but i dont think it should ever become the primary driver, too many potential misuses and potential for breakages, hijacking?

edit: sorry dont know why i wasted time replying to a selfconfessed multis thread, probably spammed/deleted soon anyway

Edited By: brilly on Oct 20, 2016 15:06
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dtovey89
inb4 shauneco does his upmost to make sure this never happens :|
Didn't have you down as a troll but a troll is what you're becoming.!
I will be trying to cause these cars to have minor accidents yes, I will be slamming my brakes on etc...
I don't think anyone should be happy that people like me may lose our jobs to automated vehicles, We're living in a world where everything is becoming robotized, no jobs soon, more people too.
We're approaching the age of the terminator, not long now until WW3, it isn't long away now.
got to agree this is a bit much, for it to be a failsafe ok sure
but i dont think it should ever become the primary driver, too many potential misuses and potential for breakages, hijacking?
edit: sorry dont know why i wasted time replying to a selfconfessed multis thread, probably spammed/deleted soon anyway

Well you posted it and then rather than deleting it, wasted more time editing it which is....interesting.

But your point is absolutely fair, there is a potential for misuse as there is with almost any form of technology. What these companies need to do is stay one step ahead and ensure their safe use as we do with things like nuclear power plants etc.

Over time I think people's reservations will disappear. It's an incredibly unnerving piece of technology and goes against every instinct we have as humans, but so did travelling along at 70mph in a steel contraption at one time.

Humans adapt and this is just another stage of that.
#38
Might as well just stop cars and have a lot more buses.

I enjoy driving and will be sad to see the end of cars as we know them :(
#39
markvirgo
Might as well just stop cars and have a lot more buses.
I enjoy driving and will be sad to see the end of cars as we know them :(

What you might get in the future is fleets of cars just driving people round as and when they need them. Would solve a lot of parking problems in built up cities.
#40
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
. Would solve a lot of parking problems in built up cities.
So would making everyone ride motorbikes. ;)

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