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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:40 am

Witness wrote:Driverless car tested in the UK (in a pedestrian zone :mrgreen: ):

The autonomy software running the vehicle, called Selenium, was developed by Oxford University's Oxford Robotics Institute and integrated by Oxford University spinout company Oxbotica.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37618574


A driverless car that a couple of strong men could tip over doesn't count either. :P
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:01 am

Update: No babies killed yet ...

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:51 pm

Uber seems to be having some problems in San Fransisco:

Uber says it’s reviewing incident of self-driving car running a red light

Two incidents in fact, of "self-driving" running red lights.
Or maybe not:

Update, December 14th, 6:52PM ET: Uber appears to have completed its review, and concluded that it was the human drivers, not the computers, that were at fault.

“These incidents were due to human error,” a spokesperson said. “This is why we believe so much in making the roads safer by building self-driving Ubers. These vehicles were not part of the pilot and were not carrying customers. The drivers involved have been suspended while we continue to investigate.”
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:54 pm

If a corporation is a "person" can it be convicted of a moving violation? 8)
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:56 pm

sure

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:17 pm

I'm sure it was for the children.

Uber pulls self-driving cars from San Francisco streets, bowing to regulators’ demands
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... “I have always been a strong supporter of innovation and autonomous vehicle development and testing,” he wrote Wednesday in an emailed statement, “but only under conditions that put human, bicyclist and pedestrian safety first.”


Official: Bicyclists and pedestrians not human. :)
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:57 am

Some people can find the downside to anything:

Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby sparks » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:13 pm

Same bastards that are against stem cell research I'll bet.

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Witness » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:53 am

Tesla's Self Driving Car Senses Accident Ahead, Brakes Before Collision

A video recently posted on Twitter features a self driving Tesla, which upon sensing an accident up ahead, brakes on its own.

The video has since gone viral, as it is contrary to the arguments against automated cars.

Here it is from YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FadR7ETT_1k

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Rob Lister » Wed May 03, 2017 6:43 pm

It occures to me that with fully driverless cars, we're about to see a big uptick in truck-hauled advertisements.

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May they all go to hell with the drivers that are not driving them.

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 pm

Norway to build first self-sailing electric cargo ship
The Local (Norway)

Norway plans to launch the first autonomous and fully electric cargo ship next year that the project's backers say will save 40,000 truck journeys annually.

Fertiliser company Yara International has teamed up with industrial group Kongsberg to build the Yara Birkeland, which will haul fertilisers between three ports in southern Norway.

With a range of more than 65 nautical miles, the ship will be able to haul roughly 100 containers at a speed of 12 to 15 knots, according to the project's director, Bjørn Tore Orvik.

Initially the ship will be manned, but remote operation is expected to begin in 2019 and fully autonomous operation in 2020, the companies said.

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Witness » Thu May 11, 2017 2:37 am

↑ Interesting. As long as these unmanned ships stay in safe waters:

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And their computers don't get hacked… :mrgreen:

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Grammatron » Thu May 11, 2017 5:49 am

What sort of measure is a "truck journey"?
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu May 11, 2017 9:24 am

Grammatron wrote:What sort of measure is a "truck journey"?


It's a Norwegian thing you would not understand. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Rob Lister » Thu May 11, 2017 9:34 am

Grammatron wrote:What sort of measure is a "truck journey"?


I think ...
They currently haul fertilizer by truck rather than barge.

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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

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Rob Lister wrote:
Grammatron wrote:What sort of measure is a "truck journey"?


I think ...
They currently haul fertilizer by truck rather than barge.


And that truck journey, if measured in freedom units would be what exactly?
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Re: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Reports

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:00 pm

I just thought of something.

Once this technology is mature enough to be adopted, will Google program "social justice" into the car's computer? :BigGrin3:
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