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by jont-
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/2002.pdf :) Sounds like my attempt to start a friends Merc a few months ago. Couldn't work out what bloody combination of key, pedals, gearbox the stupid POS needed to actually start (and no, it wasn't because it had "stop/start"). At least stoppin...
by jont-
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

Horse wrote:and in the event of an emergency being better at e-stops.

If it's doing it right [matching speed to expected hazards], it shouldn't need to do any e-stops at all ;) That's until you get the kids playing chicken with the cars that they /know/ can always stop in time :lol:
by jont-
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

Horse wrote:What is LCD for driving? How about "Don't hit anything or anyone, give the passenger a comfortable journey"?

Interesting idea. So if cars are sufficiently autonomous, we can get rid of speed limits, junction markings, traffic lights etc and rely on the computers to sort themselves out?
by jont-
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

What is LCD for driving? How about "Don't hit anything or anyone, give the passenger a comfortable journey"? Whose idea of comfortable? I might have very different ideas from someone else about what is appropriate. There was someone on the zebra crossing yesterday, should it stop today wh...
by jont-
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Automation deskilling pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Automation deskilling pilots

Horse wrote:All planes land. It's a matter of how and why . . .

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one......




..... if you can re-use the plane, it's a great one :lol:
by jont-
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Automation deskilling pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Automation deskilling pilots

* I still find it amazing that one of the World's busiest airports (Heathrow) had it's last fatal accident in 1972 - some 44 years ago and how many hundreds of thousands of take-offs and landings? But how much of that is due to autonomous systems? ATC is all human, I'm pretty sure most takeoffs are...
by jont-
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Automation deskilling pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Automation deskilling pilots

ChristianAB wrote:This question has already been thoroughly researched. Just read "the glass cage - where automation is taking us" by Nicholas Carr.

Thanks for the suggestion - will have a read.
by jont-
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

But what's your definition of "good"? Would you be happy with an autonomous car taking an offside position for vision? If it decided to straight line an open bend with nothing around, how would you feel as an occupant approaching the same bend the following day but this time with oncoming...
by jont-
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 4859

US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/business/us-proposes-spending-4-billion-on-self-driving-cars.html It's always disappointing in these articles that there's never any input from driver training organisations. I'm intrigued to see where manufacturers are getting their models of "good" drivi...
by jont-
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Automation deskilling pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Automation deskilling pilots

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/15/pilots_forget_how_to_fly_automated_planes/ Sorry, tech journal, but links to the US FAA: https://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/default/files/FAA%20Flight%20Decek%20Automation_Final%20Report%5E1-7-16.pdf Will we see (are we seeing?) the same problems in cars over the n...

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