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by Pyrolol
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 53
Views: 967

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Please don't read too much into the video. A human in that situation would have been able to see far better, and so should the car. The car had lidar, which shouldn't have been affected by the darkness at all, and likely much higher quality cameras that didn't get ran through such aggressive compres...
by Pyrolol
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Safety systems are there to be gamed...
Replies: 57
Views: 1414

Re: Safety systems are there to be gamed...

At some level we all accept that a pedestrian who dives sideways into a road at the wrong moment will get hit, or a car that runs a red into a stream of traffic, or swerves to the other side of the road in the wrong situation. It doesn't mean that an autonomous car is wrong for getting into this sit...
by Pyrolol
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Safety systems are there to be gamed...
Replies: 57
Views: 1414

Re: Safety systems are there to be gamed...

LIDAR is much more capable than what Tesla do. Tesla attempt to figure out distance from a bunch of cheap sensors like cameras, LIDAR can actually measure distance and identify things that blend into the background for example.
by Pyrolol
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

I don't really see experience derived prediction being a weakness of an autonomous car. Few people will drive more than a million miles in their lifetime - autonomous vehicles could potentially do that in a day. The quantity of experience advantage is firmly on their side. I don't have a great under...
by Pyrolol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes
Replies: 37
Views: 1735

Re: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes

Is it a human that programmes the robot? ;) https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/599wnz/germany-has-created-the-worlds-first-ethical-guidelines-for-driverless-cars Largely it isn't a human that programs the car. They write a program that can learn (to drive), and then encourage it to do so. T...
by Pyrolol
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2210

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

waremark wrote:How powerful were those cars? I guess that anything equipped with an LSD was relatively high powered.

200+, both cup chassis renaultsports.
by Pyrolol
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2210

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

My (limited) experience has been that I've driven 2 front wheel drive cars that had no issue that I could see accelerating hard or of tighter corners; I believe one had an LSD and the other didn't. Both had high end tires though, far more capable (in good conditions) than those that would come on th...
by Pyrolol
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Speed limit?
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: Speed limit?

The one I've always idly wondered about is whether roundabouts should be 70.
by Pyrolol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Dutch Reach
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: Dutch Reach

I'm usually quite good at looking, but I don't always reach across. I'd prefer to, I've just found the habit difficult to build.
by Pyrolol
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: 15000 miles later
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: 15000 miles later

Were you releasing the accelerator entirely while upshifting before?

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