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Self-driving cars: Supidest Idea EVER?!?

  1. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 3 years ago

    Self-driving cars: Supidest Idea EVER?!?

    The self driving car of the future will have eye-detection to make sure you are paying attention. First thing I thought of was put a fake picture in front of the video camera and text/sleep/eat away.  Another thing is engineers expect humans with hands free driving to just stare while drooling during a state of Highway Hypnosis. I would think that would cause more accidents when somebody in front of you suddenly cuts you off and forces you to stomp on your brakes, squealing tires trying to avoid hitting two cars at once. Lastly, does the self- driving auto get to swear afterwards?

  2. Zelkiiro profile image93
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Self-driving cars are an amazing idea. And an amazing invention, because, y'know, they're already here. Google's got a prototype that's driven hundreds of thousands of miles without an accident.

    They don't need to be perfect, mind you--they just need to be better than us. And they are. All you truck drivers of the world better watch out, because your job's days are numbered.

    1. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that would be a economic fallout that would change society if truck driver's are out of business.

  3. Cobrafan profile image78
    Cobrafanposted 3 years ago

    I don't think you exactly understand how self-driving cars are intended to work. The idea is not that they take over when you stop paying attention. The idea is that they drive 100% of the time. You feel free to text, make a call, put on makeup, read the paper, or take a nap. They're doing the driving, you're just along for the ride. When they are eventually released for public sale, they will be able to detect when they are "cut off" and brake accordingly. Well let's be honest, if everyone has a self-driving car, nobody will be cutting anybody off. The cars will likely be polite enough to back off and let another car in so they can make their exit. Before your criticize an idea, you may want to research it more.

    1. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was wondering about autonomous cars have to be able to respond correctly to police and other pedestrian gestures and non-verbal cues. Ethical situations during an unavoidable crash to choose between multiple harmful courses of action.

  4. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
    LoisRyan13903posted 3 years ago

    At first I don't think I would be comfortable riding in a self driving car.  I would feel that I would have to control the speed and steering.  Once I got used to it after a few months I would love it and sit back and read my books on my commute.

  5. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 3 years ago

    I am horrified at these answers. OMG. Really? Take a look at https://jalopnik.com/5828101/this-is-go … -car-crash

    #1 - autonomous vehicles should be smart enough to sacrifice its own passengers to save other people in an imminent crash

    #2 - The biggest battle in auto safety today involves keeping drivers focused on driving. Google's self-driving car seems like the ultimate distracted driving machine.

    #3 - if the operators of Google's self-driving cars retain all legal responsibility, simply turning the system on would be seen in court as a sign they weren't paying attention.

    #4 - SW hacking. Used as a car bomb without the suicide driver. SW glitches. Cost of repair of all these sensors if in a minor fender bender would probably total the car and insurance rates go up. 

    #5 The one answer is correct: would have to be 100% driverless. That would mean only the elite will have these and all other will be on driverless busses.  To me this is the ultimate in class warfare. Would bicycles be allowed on the road at all?

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