Self driving vehicles creep me out. How will feds mandate purchases?

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:32 pm

Well, so much for Asimov's laws keeping us safe..... :biggrinjester:
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Post by Abraham » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:53 pm

Are people actually 'buying' these things or are they given away for beta testing?

Anyone know?

P.S. I wouldn't accept one free, heck, I wouldn't accept one if they paid me...

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Post by JakeTheSnake » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm

This post reminds of this song and where we are headed.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:11 pm

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OneGun wrote:So, who goes on trial for vehicular manslaughter? Can the self-driving car be tried as an adult human?
probably a 'defective product' and/or 'wrongful death' lawsuit. No criminal culpability because no one is 'in charge'.
If there was a human in the vehicle who could have prevented the accident, but failed to do so, then that human could be negligent. Otherwise, it is probably the same as the case with a Ford (?) model where the company knew that a potentially deadly defect existed and could be repaired, but decided that it was cheaper to pay a few settlements than to issue a recall. If I recall correctly that didn't end well for the company, but I also don't think that anyone was criminally charged.

This all assumes that the pedestrian wasn't solely at fault by doing something stupid like jumping in front of the car, etc. Even if that is the case, I would expect a quick settlement in this case.
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Post by azul » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm

I can think of two easy possibilities.

1. Make self-driving part of the safety inspection. No pass no registration renewal.

2. Require human-driven motor vehicles to be registered with the Bureau of Automobiles, Trucks and Four-wheelers. Registration will require fingerprints of the owner/driver, a $200 registration fee, and a background check showing no traffic tickets. Ever. SCOTUS agrees these are reasonable restrictions.

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Post by C-dub » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 pm

For the self driving cars, they still require a person to be in the vehicle. Any accidents will and should be the fault of the "driver."

Self driving motorcycles will be even further away than self driving semi-trucks. My wife and daughter both enjoy riding on the back with me.
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Post by bbhack » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:03 am

Some predictions never arrive, some arrive much slower than predicted, and some faster. I think self-driving cars will happen fairly quickly, because they are the only means to ease traffic in those areas where people insist on living too close together.

Eventually when vehicles are all communicating, things will be very safe. Until then, while there's a mix, SDVs have to be very well designed and tested. Incidents will fall into 2 categories - failure (as in sensors) and conditions outside of design. The failure part can be minimized the same way safety sensors on dangerous equipment are monitored for proper operation.

In short order, SDVs will be the safer alternative to drivers.
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Post by tomneal » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:26 am

I have a 2014 Nissan with a gadget that squawks at me when I stray from my lane. Sounds good on paper but...
Every morning taking I610 to work, it squawks when drive over the sandblasted lane markers near the galleria
I've had it squawk when I drove away from the sunrise. I guess the sensor is in the back.
I had to turn it off on the narrow curvy roads on the scenic route around Ft Stockton Texas.

I am unsure that our Texas roads are up to the standards needed by SDVs
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