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Driverless Trucks and Cars - Safe? Or Safer? Options
Hope123
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 12:32:55 PM

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/autonomous-trucks-economy-1.4403057

We have had so many inventions in my lifetime - ones I have usually embraced. However, this one leaves me a wee bit concerned when they are not planning on having a human supervisor on board.

Thoughts?

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Less human errors=less accidents:)
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 2:24:37 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/autonomous-trucks-economy-1.4403057

We have had so many inventions in my lifetime - ones I have usually embraced. However, this one leaves me a wee bit concerned when they are not planning on having a human supervisor on board.

Thoughts?

The argument is made, and I tend to agree with it--though I'm not yet positive, that this is actually the best start point for driverless cars. They are talking about long distance hauling, on the freeway: limited access, travel all in one direction, no pedestrians. The AI (artificial intelligence) algorithms needed for this situation are probably a lot simpler than those for traffic in a city, with pedestrians, cyclists, parking, stray kid's balls, etc., etc.

I do think driverless cars are coming. Whether they make it in my lifetime or not, deponent sayeth naught. I suspect that were we to shift to all driverless vehicles and to create better separation between motorized vehicles and the rest of us, travel by car would be far safer than it is now. I so far remain unconvinced that a mixed system will be safer than what we have now. But, on the other hand, what we have now is pretty darned dangerous.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 2:35:39 PM

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Ruth and Hope,
we are not yet that old to NOT see it happening.
One day (or night) I will sit on the back seat of my car and say: "To Old König, please."
(And not to a chauffeur ;-)


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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 3:21:53 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Ruth and Hope,
we are not yet that old to NOT see it happening.
One day (or night) I will sit on the back seat of my car and say: "To Old König, please."
(And not to a chauffeur ;-)


To old Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград: former German name: Königsberg; Russian: Кёнигсберг, tr. Kyonigsberg; Old Prussian: Twangste, Kunnegsgarbs, Knigsberg; Polish: Królewiec.

Emmanuel Kant.

The city became the capital of the Duchy of Prussia and East Prussia (part of Germany). It was heavily damaged during World War II and its population fled or was removed by force when it became a Russian city.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
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König, Helsinki




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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 5:42:24 PM

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35 years in the software development industry -- requirements, designing, and coding. I'll be concerned...
taurine
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[quote=Jyrkkä Jätkä]König, Helsinki

Pizza with rain deer meat on the top could be nice. Drool

The Taimyr herd of migrating tundra reindeer (R.t. sibiricus) in Russia is the largest wild reindeer herd in the world.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:08:17 PM

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taurine wrote:
[quote=Jyrkkä Jätkä]König, Helsinki

Pizza with rain deer meat on the top could be nice. Drool


It's not a pizzeria ;-)


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Hope123
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 8:34:10 PM

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Another reason jobs will be lost if the safety issue is solved and this is adopted vigorously. But who will unload the trucks?

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Hope123 wrote:
But who will unload the trucks?











Human beans.




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