Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2016 16:15 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces

Volvo recently conducted a survey and asked consumers about their perceptions of self-driving cars. The question that stood out to me was whether a car company like Volvo or a technology company (Google, unnamed) was best positioned to bring safe self-driving cars to the market. Volvo was obviously fishing for a particular answer, and while they certainly have a vaunted reputation for technical innovation in the service of safety, I'm afraid I can't go along with the answer they're hoping for, partially because safety is only part of the story. In my opinion, no car company working alone is going to be able to produce a self-driving car with the kind of usability that consumers will expect. And for self-driving cars, usability is just as important as safety. In fact, they're inseparable.

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Google suggestions
by kristoph on Thu 3rd Mar 2016 20:44 UTC
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

The sad reality is that it's more then likely that Google will suggest gas stations from paying sponsors rather then what's cheapest and it will suggest Starbucks any time your near it 'just in case'.

Siri on the other hand will suggest gas stations which were closed years ago and coffee shops where bikers hang out.

Cortona will be performing an update and won't suggest anything.

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RE: Google suggestions
by darknexus on Thu 3rd Mar 2016 20:51 in reply to "Google suggestions"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Nice. I'd mod you up for that if I could. As for mine... suggestions off. I'll tell the damned thing where it should go, and if it starts to advertise to me... well, then I have another place I'll tell it to go! ;)

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