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There is much talk about this, how do they work in practice ?

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Simply put some mindless idiot at the wheel of a vehicle.

I see them all the time.

 

 

You start reversing out of a parking slot and some mindless car which clearly cant be under intelligent control speeds along and stops right across where you need to pull out making slam on the brakes. They then sit there until a small part of the brain switches on and they realise you cant get out until they move.

 

 

You are driving along and some car comes through a red light straight out across in front of you with the person at the wheel clearly asleep or heavily medicated as they are totally oblivious.

 

 

The driver who realises you are going in the same direction, so gets close enough for the automatic clamp on the front of their vehicle to grab hold of your rear bumber so they can switch of their car, save fuel and go to sleep while they are towed to their destination.

 

 

The entire row of nose to tail cars in wet weather where all the automated systems in control clearly hope every car in front has got much worse wet weather braking than they have.


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I don't actually see the point of them.

 

Would those people who have lost their licence for one reason or another be able to use them ?

Are they for people who have been unable to pass their test ? Or do you have to have a driving licence - in which case, my original statement stands. what is the point of them ?


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My son had a test drive in a Tesla recently, booked in to see what it's like. His verdict, it's the future and what a great experience. The feeling of handing over to the car and taking your hand off the steering wheel is

an anxious moment at first but amazing and safe.

 

https://www.teslamotors.com/

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Do they automatically stop when they are suppose to, eg, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings..

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as you say, traffic lights, zebra crossings, etc. until the whole can be sorted, it will prob just leave drivers into a false sense of security.

but, as toby muses, it will prob be safer then alot of current 'manual' drivers on the road :)


IMO

:-):rant:

 

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It may or may not be safer but if there is an accident, who is responsible ?..

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Do they automatically stop when they are suppose to, eg, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings..

 

The drive was motorway conditions for the auto pilot. The car is future proof as described by Tesla as software can always be updated. It looks like next year when the software is ready for auto pilot street driving.

 

Test a Tesla:-D

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If the software malfunctions, what then ? sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but that's my opinion..

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ie poss false sense of security.

though i guess that if the system failed, with then no driver input, the car wld just come to a (slow) halt (assuming the halt system doesnt also fail :))?


IMO

:-):rant:

 

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If the software malfunctions, what then ? sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but that's my opinion..

 

You could say that about planes but the sky's full of them:car::plane:

 

I would like to see flying vehicles :-D

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ie poss false sense of security.

though i guess that if the system failed, with then no driver input, the car wld just come to a (slow) halt (assuming the halt system doesnt also fail :))?

 

If all failed computer wise, who would be responsible for a potential accident..

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If all failed computer wise, who would be responsible for a potential accident..

bill gates :)

 

but, prob the driver, who shld still be paying attention rather than being on their phone etc? unless they're in a false sense of security.. :)


IMO

:-):rant:

 

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So does there need to be someone in the car but more as a passenger..

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David Hasselhoff:madgrin: He was ok with Knight Rider:-D

 

That would be an idea for a Tesla Advert, David driving with that special tune we all know:-D

 

He could do a spoof spin off for Googly lego cars:madgrin:

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Next thing we know, cars will fall in love as they will have a mind of there own..

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Next thing we know, cars will fall in love as they will have a mind of there own..

 

People fall in love with cars already:madgrin: May not be so easy the other way round.

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People fall in love with cars already:madgrin: May not be so easy the other way round.

 

If computers take over and think for them selves, then one can never tell..

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James May had this on his BBC2 programme last night. By biggest concern is no matter how smart the car there will always be lorries on the road and the laws of physics.

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I've wondered whether these driverless cars work, would the 'passenger' need to have a licence ?

I'm having trouble with my eyes and need to go to hospital for regular check-ups. I once said to the Consultant that every time i came to see him i expect he's going to say,......... Give me your car keys and i'll swap them for a blind dog :-) He says that will never happen.

Seriously if it ever did come to that i've looked on the Internet at electric bikes. But the one i want is over £2k, which is probably more than my car is worth. And then i've wondered if and when we do see driverless cars would they allow me to 'drive' one if i'd had to hand back my licence.

There must be lots of people who have never learnt to drive, perhaps always depending on their partner and now find they're alone and living somewhere with poor public transport.

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Where does this leave people like me who are currently banned from driving?

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Well if that's the rules that's the rules.

If the car is driving itself, you're only going to be a passenger.

Can you imagine what it's going to be like at closing time on a Saturday night when the pubs are kicking out.

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So, I ask the question again, who is responsible in an event there is an accident ?

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