March 22, 2018 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #1496684FreddyfishParticipant
Self driving cars should never be allowed on the streets no matter how safe they becomeMarch 22, 2018 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #1496770chiefshmerelParticipant
Why not?March 22, 2018 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #1496768
Self driving cars are safer on the road than human driven cars.
The fault in the recent Uber crash was the pedestrian.March 22, 2018 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1496892
The fault in the recent Uber crash was the pedestrian
Judging from the dashcam video released today, it seems the car should have been able to avoid the crash.March 22, 2018 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1497021
The local police department that investigated the crash said it was the homeless pedestrian’s fault. They said if the car has been human driven it would still have been unlikely to have avoided hitting her when she suddenly dashed out of the dark in the middle of a dangerous road.March 22, 2018 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1497107
Watch the video. It’s true that a human couldn’t have stopped in time, but the car should have been able to stop itself.March 22, 2018 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1497185👑RebYidd23Participant
That still doesn’t mean we shouldn’t allow self-driving cars. It means we should improve them.March 22, 2018 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1497208JJ2020Participant
Based on the video I wouldn’t be surprised if a human driver would have hit that person. Why would someone cross a street in the dark holding a bike and get hit by a car that was presumably doing the speed limit? It would seem also that if the car was better designed it may have been able to stop in time even if a person couldn’t. To say that all self driving cars should be stopped because of this one video is stupid.March 22, 2018 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1497249👑RebYidd23Participant
To say that they should be banned no matter how safe they become is brjedlskfhfs dmfl. Why?March 23, 2018 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1497548
I just read an article which makes a very convincing argument that the video released by Uber was actually way underexposed. The area was actually very well-lit and the victim didn’t actually “come out from the shadows.” The driver should have had no problem stopping in time.March 24, 2018 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1497608
How do you explain the chief of police of the city where the crash occurred publicly commenting that the crash would’ve very likely occurred if there was a human driver?March 24, 2018 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #1497612
He probably doesn’t have a good understanding of photography.
Several people took videos of themselves driving on that same road at the same time of night and the road is pretty well-lit.March 25, 2018 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1497698
Google’s Waymo has said they’re confident that their autonomous cars would not have had the accident that the Uber autonomous car had hitting a pedestrian. Waymo already has fully autonomous vehicles operating in the Phoenix area with no one at all in the front seats, offering rides to commercial customers.
Imagine driving in Phoenix and seeing the car driving on the road on the side of you with no one sitting in the driver’s seat. It’s already happening.March 25, 2018 9:07 am at 9:07 am #1497709Avi KParticipant
The Israeli hi-tech company BrightWay Vision has developed a sensor that will prevent accidents and owworks at up to 200 meters. Several companies have already expressed interest. I just wonder if BDS supporters will demand to disable it.
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