Do you feel safer with self-driving cars on the road?

Do you feel safer with self-driving cars on the road?

  • Yes

    Votes: 31 40.8%
  • No

    Votes: 38 50.0%
  • No opinion

    Votes: 7 9.2%

  • Total voters
    76
  • #251
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No driver can, and neither could a self driving car, do the necessary calculations in the short time allocated.
That is why there is always a "fail-safe" maneuver which - in the case of humans - is to do what most likely will protect itself. It is hardwired, a reflex. If you use AI, you will have to program one of these maneuvers: In the event I can't decide what to do, what do I do?

For my part, when I face a moral dilemma, I can always count on The Simpsons to show me the way. And here is how The Simpsons believe AI should react in extreme cases:


Save yourself! :biggrin:
 
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Another issue with driving in snow is the problem of staying in the correct lane. That is being worked on (see ).

But this approach requires that the lane signature be mapped ahead of time and available to the car. That doesn't seem very realistic to me. I think it would be easier if something was embedded in the pavement that indicated the lane.
 

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