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Tonight on GeekNights, we review the city of San Antonio, Texas. We were stuck there for several days after PAX South thanks to the blizzard in the northeast canceling our flights. In the news, Microsoft is giving everyone a free upgrade to Windows 10, though won't be supporting the pirates after that. In a word, it's confusing. Meanwhile, Musk and Kalanick both say (correctly) that self-driving cars will replace human drivers, but Lyft's Green panders to the luddites in insisting that this won't happen.Download MP3
And Rym. Ellen Musk? I thought it rhymed with `tree cron`.
However I'll fully admit to not being particularly knowledgeable on the subject so you might be right.
They're better drivers, under ideal conditions, but ideal conditions are not nessissarily the norm. It'll be a while yet.
Then there is ABS on wet pavement, no one beats it, it's just flat out better.
Automatic driving vehicles will be like this in a few years, better than just about everyone in ideal conditions and better than everyone in crappy conditions.
No one is arguing for ABS to go away now even though there were detractors initially.
I just want a system in place that allows me to take my crappy old offroad truck up to the mountains via the regular road system and not have to trailer it behind an automatic vehicle.
AaronC, you just need an self-driving pickup with a little dunebuggy in the back.
Of course, given the way people are much more forgiving for human error than machine error and the general order of things, the law is going to take a long time to get around to making self-driving cars standard. But that's probably going to happen in my lifetime and I'm super fucking excited about it.
I would belive they're getting better at effective knowledge from live radar data, though I'd be interested to know how they solved the problem differentiating terrain features from other stationary obstacles with their radar, which was noted as a rather tricky problem.
The ones that strived to take care of themselves and not live with other old people were well informed and used their extra time to use the Internet for education. Sure they weren't amazing but knew how to use the Internet more than parents, young couples and teenagers.
I worked with a 72 year old Veterinarian who's main hobby was keeping up with technology he was the only guy that could hold a sensible conversation about technology.
Point being there are technologically aware progressive old people too. The 67% of old people that were ignorant were very set in their was refused to think outside of the box. Well they don't, not even in the US you guys all drive automatics. This stuff is based on the basic implementations thus far.
What they are leading up to is when there are multiple cars on the road that can take an input of the surroundings and transmit the new inputs to close by cars. If two cars are converging at a cross section, the cars will know what is going down both sides of the streets, their relative speeds and the speeds of the cars around them plus pedestrians on both roads.
Not too far fetched but my imagination is quite positive.
GPS is not always required either (if you have a starting location, keep a data connection with other cars, traffic lights, signposts, street signs that also emit their own data). GPS is an old tech approach / work around the live networked information I feel is more logical.
LIDAR looks like it works 100% in snow and rain based on the Mercedes implementation.
On the note of Self-Driving Cars, I was watching the newest Last Week Tonight segment. When we get more of these vehicles, how would it affect the police department? Would they have to override the self-driving to catch speeding criminals? If we lessened the overall amount of traffic incidents and mistakes, does that mean we can remove most highway officers? How will this change the state's over-reliance of troopers giving traffic tickets to bring income? Self-driving car changes so many of the paradigms with traffic, insurance, the police, and emergencies vehicles. The police really come to mind with how much infractions can interfere with your life. Even the necessities of having a driver's licenses or prerequisites to owning one. (I seriously know too many people my own age who do not own a driver's license. And a majority of them live in places without any public transportation)
Sorry. Just know that it exists.
I really hope I am wrong, but I see this technology taking longer to roll out than most of you do.
I also got a good chuckle out of "Ellen" Musk.