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Isn't that almost the equivalent of cars on a freeway acting in unison... but more efficient. Long established technology that takes up less space than big highways...
Getting to/from the train and one's exact destination can be an issue, especially if going from low/medium density to low/medium density locations, but there are a ton of commuters that just go into the downtown of a city every day. Public transit can often do that more efficiently.
I have an ee background, but I'm nervous about the effectiveness of autonomous vehicles networked together. Some bad connection in 1 car could cause as much or more disruption to the network as one human driver... there would need to be many redundancies. I think back to the Toyota "unintentional acceleration" incident, and in principle a computer could deal with that situation more reliably than the human who was behind the wheel did, but it also depends what goes wrong. It all sounds a little utopian to me.
The MIT article (link below in thread) addresses some of the issues with the trucks. I think for now, it's more of it can take some pressure off the driver, but it is true that this may become a driver for lower pay, longer hours, or whatnot. Truck automation is actually harder than with cars, but it is probably more valuable.
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- What is your take on Autonomous Vehicles?, Noel , Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:01:20
- Scania in the forefront, Kristjan , Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:20:59
- I don't understand, TML , Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:58:54
- A boon for some, JerseySaab , Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:08:39
- Exciting Yet Disruptive, DnstrDan , Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:01:57
- the train?, Snowmobile , Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:15:12 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: What is your take on Autonomous Vehicles?, JimBlake , Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:44:33
- Re: What is your take on Autonomous Vehicles?, Snowmobile , Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:20:141
- Not a fan or believer, but............., MI-Roger , Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:01:211
- Re: What is your take on Autonomous Vehicles?, DickT , Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:45:43
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