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    Technology can be a bitch sometimes

    This doesn't bode well for autonomous self-driving cars.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...nomous-vehicle
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    The technology needed for self-driving cars is very complex given all the road conditions. I've read that self-driving cars can perform at night, even in the rain (that sounds pretty amazing if it's true). One thing I haven't read about is whether self-driving cars will be capable of taking evasive action during the many years ahead where they'll be on the road with human operated vehicles. This accident was caused by the truck, but the self-driving car only stopped - the article doesn't indicate that it even blew the horn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    I pray that I die before the government forces us into these pieces of shit.
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    The thing they fail to acknowledge in that article and video is that if that self-driving vehicle had a human driving it, it would have likely taken some evasive action to prevent the accident. Instead, they say that the SDV did what it was suppose to do....stop and sit still. I have no doubt that we will get this crap shoved down our throats.

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    Yeah, well this is just a crappy headline. The self-driving car did not crash. A human driven car backed into it. Still skeptical of the technology, but not at all happy with the way this was portrayed.

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    I am still a skeptic ... in the early 2000's the US Army experimented with self driving cargo trucks to autonomously deliver fuel, ammo and other supplies to the battlefield, the last war they still did it the old fashioned way with manned convoys and human driven trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    I pray that I die before the government forces us into these pieces of shit.
    Self Driving Bus Crashes Two Hours After Launch.

    CNN- A driverless shuttle bus crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    The 12 passenger shuttle collided with an 18-wheeler shortly after city officials unveiled what is described as the US' first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared towards the public.

    Engineers investigating the accident are concentrating on the vehicle's programming - reportedly done by an Asian woman in her sixties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post

    Engineers investigating the accident are concentrating on the vehicle's programming - reportedly done by an Asian woman in her sixties.
    Probably the same women with the music degree who previously was Equifax's chief of security.
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