guitarrista wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 pm
When you look at what is on the road being tested for approval right now, you realize that autonomous cars are
already here. The engineering behind the scenes has yet to be honed to perfection [...]
cars are not already here and won't be any time soon. "The engineering behind the scenes has yet to be honed to perfection" - yes, in other words, not ready.
They have fundamental problems which cannot be solved easily. Autonomous cars will be a reality soon only if one redefines "autonomous" to its antonym.
The whole "autonomous cars" movement in North America is perplexing to me as it runs contrary to the deepest held cultural norms around cars and driving them (associated with self-reliance and independence). Basically no one asked for it, no one needs it, but the marketing of the autonomous car concept is pervasive and insistent.
Hiya Guitarista! I understand your perspective, but Uber is testing self driving cars in Arizona
. They tested in San Francisco too but got revoked due to licensing reasons. Say what you want about complete readiness, but they are on the roads now
. I'm sure a few web searches will show more tests in other countries too. They are certainly ready for more controlled environments - perhaps not ready for off road or combat zones. A self driving M1 Abrams ?
And if you read through the thread, many reasons why they are needed have been discussed. The elderly and the disabled are two big reasons. But if you hate the idea, don't buy one and vote against them. That is your right!