Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
matjnewton
User Rank
Rookie
re: Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
matjnewton   5/15/2012 4:34:01 AM
NO RATINGS
There's a great Wiki being run by Bryant Walker-Smith. http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/wiki/index.php/Automated_Driving:_Legislative_and_Regulatory_Action It has the full updates on the legal situation across the US. Matthew Newton Driverless Car HQ

Rick DeMeis
User Rank
Rookie
re: Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
Rick DeMeis   5/15/2012 4:24:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Nevada, California, and Florida allow autonomous vehicles. Texas may soon also.

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
t.alex   5/15/2012 2:09:53 AM
NO RATINGS
How about the law? is there any addition to accommodate autonomous cars?

K1200LT Rider
User Rank
Rookie
re: Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
K1200LT Rider   5/15/2012 2:08:21 AM
NO RATINGS
I foresee another very useful function for the systems installed on autonomous vehicles. They would make great recorders for accidents and nearby, aggressive, dangerous fools on the road. I think the inputs from the video, ranging systems, etc. should be constantly recorded and analyzed for incidents that warrant a law enforcement official or agency to be notified. The data could be transmitted automatically and instantly. What a great way to catch the remaining "problems" on the road. If a system like this was in place (which I greatly hope for), the blogger who thinks the autonomous cars would move out of his way would suffer quick repercussions in the form of a fine and points on his driving record. He wouldn't be doing that for long. However, I'm already suspecting that the "invasion of privacy" whiners will do everything in their power to stop a system such as this from being put into place (the same ones who don't want cameras at intersections). We need to find a way to actually start enforcing the laws on the roads. We need to all come up with practical solutions like this for our roadways to be safe and usable in the future - with or without autonomous vehicles.

Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
re: Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
Bert22306   5/14/2012 11:06:49 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm fairly certain that in the not too distant future, we will think back to these times and wonder why people were ever trusted to drive on their own. Aside from the GPS and street map data inputs, such as used by the Google system, I think what's required before autonomous cars can become reality is also vehicle-to-vehicle and road-to-vehicle comms. These are the ingredients you need to accommodate all of those real-time unknowns.

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I tell you, I need more hours in each day. If I was having any more fun, there would have to be two of me to handle it all. For example, I just heard that I'm going to be both a speaker ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
12 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).