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Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
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nasimson
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nasimson,
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11/23/2015 | 8:25:55 AM
Self parking
Self parking has more value than self driving. It will take decades before public trust is built on self driving cars. But self parking cars are in high demand. It's equivalent of personal valet service available every where.
stevew928
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11/10/2015 | 11:15:29 PM
Re: The real state of things...
No, I think it this case, it just isn't meant to do that. So, the guy is kind of using it improperly. From my understanding, it's just meant to keep the car kinda in it's lane on the freeway while you glance at a map or something quickly. Apparently, it's your duty to be in control of the vehicle (which, seems to kind of defeat the purpose?).

Anyway, I'm not sure whether it's a more a stupid feature problem or stupid people problem.
mak63
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11/10/2015 | 10:46:40 PM
Re: The real state of things...
@stevew928 I watched the video. The guy says: Wow. Wow, indeed, Was that a glitch?. A hacker (angry girlfriend?) took control of the vehicle? Scary!
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11/9/2015 | 4:00:22 PM
Self-driving cars have huge quality-of-life potential
Today, NPR had an article about the difficulties of telling an elderly relative that they need to give up driving. As hard as it is for the person breaking the news, it's a huge and sudden loss of independence for the person giving up their keys.  The article discussed ways to ease the transition.

In the foreseeable future, self-driving cars could provide a new and welcome option.  Even without the ability to manage highways and cross-country trips, a self-driving car could provide access to friends, shopping, doctor's appointments, and restaurants.

I am very hopeful that, long before I need it, self-driving cars will have become so mainstream that they are routine and affordable.  I intend to drive as long as I can, but when I can't, I still want to be self-reliant.
stevew928
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11/7/2015 | 2:36:38 PM
The real state of things...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrwxEX8qOxA
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11/7/2015 | 1:56:07 AM
Re: Automated lorries, Volvo
Automated lorry makes more sense. For the private car, I prefer to drive by myself. Driving is fun and also, I am concerned if the software on driver-less car was hacked...
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11/6/2015 | 7:33:22 AM
Automated lorries, Volvo
While automated cars are exciting, I want to see automated lorries more than anything. They have the ability to not only eliminate some of the most deadly crashes that we have on our motorways, but also allow for faster and more efficient transport thanks to non-stop journeys. 

Volvo is also producing some fun automated features, such as animal detection, which looks at the side of the road to see if cows, horses or deer may be about to cross. They can give the driver a warning or slow the vehicle automatically. 


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