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Automakers Lay Foundation for Semi-Autonomous Driving

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   6/10/2014 2:42:24 AM
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I remember watching Humvees driving by with nobody in them while working at Lockheed Martin's Colorado facility. Talk about autonomous but then again, they were probably driven remotely through RC as they were outfitted with an antenna array. 

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Charles Murray   8/28/2013 4:34:11 PM
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High-end cars have some of those features today. Adaptive cruise control, lanekeeping and collision avoidance are gaining broader acceptance and winning the trust of vehicle owners, from what I hear.  

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Semi-automatic driving
Gorski   2/19/2013 3:55:28 PM
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I think the idea of semi-automatic driving can be a good one if used properly. In traffic it would allow cars to be closer together with an automatic brake to maintain a safe distance according to vehicle speed. On long drives the driver could get more comfortable by not having to steer and be locked behind the wheel. The danger would be if the system is not foolproof people would br hurt andf lawyers would get richer.

 

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Charles Murray   10/2/2012 5:31:54 PM
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It's worth noting that California Governor Jerry Brown signed an autonomous vehicles bill into law last week, legalizing the testing of self-driving cars on the road in that state. The bill will set up procedures and requirements for determining when the cars are road-ready.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/25/tech/innovation/self-driving-car-california/index.html

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david_banks1330   9/28/2012 6:36:34 AM
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the new technology for automakers are really getting very competitive. not just because they produce very high quality car parts but also because of their very high-end gadgets and technology installed in their cars. just can't wait to see what's next in line.

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Charles Murray   8/10/2012 6:05:18 PM
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Headhunter, you've cited a lot of good reasons here for automakers to consider full autonomy. As long as we have systems that can be overruled by dumb drivers, accidents will continue.

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Headhunter   7/30/2012 8:37:04 PM
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The point of tailgating is well understood, but with drivers being more competitive and less courteous and road sharing, the system cannot work. The system will brake every time someone cuts them off. The drivers behind you will get impatient and start taking risks with the overtaking cars in order to get around you.

 

So many people are so wrapped up in their tiny little lives that they don't recognize their actions as being sinister. They are nearly unaware of the hazards they face or that they produce. The decent driver can only drive to defend himself, continuously.

I think the DMV forgot about Franklin's rule: most people forget in 72 hrs. That includes driving rules and practices. Throw in a decade or so of impatience.

And you have America at it's best.

 

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Charles Murray   7/24/2012 6:22:47 PM
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To some degree, the technology you mentioned already exists, Scott. Adaptive cruise control would prevent tailgating (at least in some situations) and GM's Super Cruise would probably do it, too. The problem is that the tailgaters probably wouldn't use it.

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Scott Orlosky   7/22/2012 7:12:40 PM
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There has been a lot of work done in aviation to avoid collisions in 3D space.  I have to believe that the technological problem for cars has been pretty much solved and that issues of "personal freedom" and "control" are what limit the implementation.  Frankly I'd love to see a system that prevents "tailgating" become a mandatory part of the care just like air bags.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/19/2012 2:07:46 PM
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I don't agree with TJ that the analogy holds, because it doesn't structurally. And that's what analogies are about in order to work and to clarify thinking. I also don't agree with the idea that because people flout a law it's a bad law. I do agree with Bryan that the hands-free law makes the most sense, and that "I do not think we should make something legal just because a lot of people want to do it." Well said. Also well said about some cops' attitude to breaking the law.

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