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originally posted by: Identified
a reply to: smurfy
You can't compare today's driver assisted vehicle to what it will be like in 30 years when we will have truly autonomous vehicles that constantly communicate with each other. We have to drive something between now and then and so we might as well have driver assists now which help create better autonomy for the future Our roads also need constant repair and we know what is coming down the pike so we might as well try to accommodate the change.
There is going to be a huge adjustment for sure and the biggest obstacle isn't tech but liability and laws.
This is exactly what I was thinking. It's seems weird that we are installing all these roundabouts and other things that might not be needed in the near future, maybe very near future?
The other thing is that if roads are in disrepair cars could send that information, and even use that information to make sure that roads are evenly worn. Just imagine, a new road is put in, the cars are sent signals to drive it in a way that it evenly wears it, and maybe even by weight? Smaller cars drive closer to the edge etc. Who knows.
originally posted by: Jason79
There's some evidence to support the idea that traffic lights, road markings, signage, and the of "right of way" were never necessary. www.cnn.com...
"It defines a public space where movement is subject to social protocol and informal regulation, not traffic rules." Monderman pioneered the idea in the Netherlands claiming if traffic rules are taken away, people behave more carefully.
Road signs, traffic signals, roundabouts, crossing points and curbs are done away with and replaced by flat, smooth roads without markings, on which cars and people interact regularly.
originally posted by: Oleandra88
a reply to: smurfy
I do not advocate this devilry of self driving cars in any ways.
I was just entertaining a future, that I hope, but can not avoid, to be never existent.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: scraedtosleep
I’m not sure I could sit in the metal box with no visibility while it’s doing 70 miles an hour down the interstate on auto pilot .
As a matter fact I know I couldn’t . 😱