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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RE: Comment by ddc_
by _QJ_ on Fri 4th Mar 2016 20:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by ddc_"
_QJ_
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2009-03-12

True.

Good interface may be better than an AI.
And no, vocal command is not better.

Especially in Europe :
-Avenue de la libération, Paris
-Avenida de la liberación, Madrid
-Bevrijdingweg; Amsterdam
...
Namesake locations, pronunciations, noisy environment are a nighmare for GPS vocal input.

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