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sixscrews
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Get a horse
sixscrews   3/29/2017 4:59:17 PM
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V2V - huh?

How about horse to horse?

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If Everything Worked Perfectly
anon9303122   3/29/2017 11:51:56 AM
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For this to work there are several critical things that have to happen first.

1.  Self-driving vehicles have to be capable of self driving in all condition and on all roads authorized for self-driving vehicles.  Sensor systems and processing systems will have to have sufficient redundancy to prevent the blue screen of death, literally. Think about what goes into the Autoland system for commercial aircraft.  Now multiply that by 300 million vehicles.  Oh, that's right, there won't be any more personally owned vehicles unless you're a member of Congress.  Don't ask me what you're going to do when you want your vehicle to take you camping in the back country.

2.  Self driving vehicles can be the only vehicles on the road.  No bicycles, pedestrians or anything that has a mind of its own and is not controlled by V2V will be permitted on the roadways.  Those non-V2V entities can act erratically and thus cause crashes.

3.  Humans cannot override the V2V and vehicle control systems. Sorry, you just have to hang on for the ride.

In other words, our grandchildren won't see this in its full incarnation in their lifetimes.  There will be any number of driver assist technologies rolled out (as they have already) but for many practical and economic reasons, totally autonomous vehicles are very, very unlikely to happen on a large scale for many, many decades. 

Even George Jetson drove his own vehicle.

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