Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2017 21:47 UTC
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The administration's analysis of Autosteer was more positive about its capabilities. After analyzing mileage and airbag deployment data for Model S and Model X cars equipped with Autopilot, the NHTSA concluded that "the Tesla vehicles' crash rate dropped by almost 40 percent after Autosteer installation."

Wait, you mean to tell me a computer who doesn't get sleepy or distracted and doesn't need to pee is better at keeping an eye on the road than a human?

Say it isn't so.

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RE[4]: Comment by Meor
by dsmogor on Fri 20th Jan 2017 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Meor"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

That's not gonna work in long term for the following reasons:
0. The AI enabled roads will never have 100% coverage due to too high cost/benefit ratio for certain areas (not necessarily within the US)
1. If critical mass AI enabled roads on given area is achieved large number of drivers will stop driving for prolonged periods.
2. Their skills will deteriorate to the point of uselessness or at least increased risk on non-AI roads.
3. Govt will have to threaten them with revocation of their licenses
4. Faced danger of loosing ability to drive a car outside of AI-enabled areas (which at that point will be large but not fully sufficient) lots of drivers will choose to abandon self driving cars

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RE[5]: Comment by Meor
by unclefester on Sat 21st Jan 2017 08:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Meor"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

That's not gonna work in long term for the following reasons:
0. The AI enabled roads will never have 100% coverage due to too high cost/benefit ratio for certain areas (not necessarily within the US)
1. If critical mass AI enabled roads on given area is achieved large number of drivers will stop driving for prolonged periods.
2. Their skills will deteriorate to the point of uselessness or at least increased risk on non-AI roads.
3. Govt will have to threaten them with revocation of their licenses
4. Faced danger of loosing ability to drive a car outside of AI-enabled areas (which at that point will be large but not fully sufficient) lots of drivers will choose to abandon self driving cars


Are you aware that airline pilots typically spend less than one minute at the controls during a flight? Pretty much everything except the takeoff and landing is totally automated. The technology already exists to completely eliminate the pilots.

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RE[5]: Comment by Meor
by Drumhellar on Sat 21st Jan 2017 19:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Meor"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

0. The AI enabled roads will never have 100% coverage due to too high cost/benefit ratio for certain areas (not necessarily within the US)


So? This is already the case with "Honda Civic" enabled roads, or "Ford F250" enabled roads. No matter the vehicle you buy, there will be some sort of limitations on certain roads that will make your vehicle a poor choice.

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