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Driverless vehicles Posted by ELaw [Email] (#699) [Profile/Gallery] (more from ELaw) on Mon, 20 May 2013 04:47:18
In Reply to: Driverless cars & Insurance, Noel, Sat, 18 May 2013 06:22:42 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
Whenever I hear this stuff about driverless cars, I think of the BART system in California.
IMHO a train system should be much easier to computerize than cars. All vehicles are under control of the computer, there are no "lanes" and way fewer opportunities to make a wrong turn, stops are very limited, sensors can be placed wherever needed, etc. Yet even after 40+ years to "work out the bugs", they still have to have human operators on the trains in case the computer has a hiccup, and from what I understand those hiccups occur pretty regularly.
So if they can't make a train system reliable with computer control, how likely is it to happen with cars in the "real world"?
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