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originally posted by: Blue Shift
originally posted by: RomeByFire
And how many people die per day by car accidents?
Apparently around 3,300 a day. The goal of self-driving cars is actually to reduce this number by linking and controlling all cars. Of course, there will be failures along the way, but the alternative is to just keep chalking these daily deaths up to "acceptable losses," because damned if we don't love our cars.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: CriticalStinker
And there was no option for the person in the car to...like...hit the f*&%in breaks???
I dare say that that person was at the least negligent or if there indeed was no option to take over control the company should be found negligent and get wrecked in court. This is beyond absurd...
I'm not gung-ho on self-driving cars, but I'd have no problem flying in a self-flying plane and I'm not sure that's not already happening.
originally posted by: generik
a serious question for people who are so gung ho over these self driving cars. if i gave you a flight right now. lets say from Florida, to the Philippines. and told you that there is no pilot, and in fact no controls at all (like all the hype for these self driving cars not having controls). would you right now, get on that airplane? would you put your children on without you?would you even want such aircraft flying over your homes, schools and businesses? if the answer to any of these is NO then how can you possibly want self driving cars?
“Asiana prohibits the first officer from landing the plane by flying it, it must be automated,” says Moss. “The captain is prohibited from manually flying above 3,000 feet.”
The type of plane plays a role, too. Airbus tends to rely more heavily on automation, giving the computer control unless the pilot overrides it.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
You know what make good self driving cars?
Keep that bs off the streets.
Too many variables to consider that computers can't compute.
originally posted by: proximo
The issue is not whether a self driving car will ever make a mistake, the question is do they make less mistakes than humans.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
Already the amount of tech in modern cars mean they are much more of a hassle to diagnose and repair when things go wrong.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
Absolutely no good to me, I need a van with all my tools in so I can get to and from jobs across the area I cover in my daily work. If self driving vehicles became mandatory I would need to own one out right or hire it for me personally at the very least. It’s already far more cost effective to own a used vehicle than hire one long term.
I’m also against them replacing taxi drivers, lorry drivers and others whose profession is based on driving. No country needs even more unemployed people, surely?
On top of that I’ve owned a desktop computer since they first came out and they are always getting infected with malware or just crashing for some reason or other. I wouldn’t trust one to drive me about and crash on me literally!
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
It's quite clear we don't yet have good enough AI for self-driving cars, they just cannot handle the countless unpredictable situations which can occur when driving, in order to account for that you need a type of general intelligence, which we do not have. We can create a very good approximation of a good driver but every now and then it will still kill someone because it doesn't have the general intelligence required to make improvised decisions in unexpected situations.
originally posted by: starviego
If you're trying to sell the concept of self-driving cars--it's not working. No thanks!