Autonomous cars - coming to Bristol/south Glos soon

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Autonomous cars - coming to Bristol/south Glos soon

Postby jont- » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:43 am

http://techspark.co/spotlight-on-meet-t ... f-bristol/
http://www.venturer-cars.com/

Good to see they've chosen an appropriate vehicle to deal with the state of the roads :lol:

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Re: Autonomous cars - coming to Bristol/south Glos soon

Postby sussex2 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:56 am

There were a lot of autonomous cars to be seen on the roads around here, but they seem to have mostly gone.
Oh yes, it's half-term.

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Re: Autonomous cars - coming to Bristol/south Glos soon

Postby akirk » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:11 am

mmm - yet another load of optimistic talk with little realism!

As Andrea explains: “Imagine if your car is approaching a broken down bus. Cars attached to the smart city network would be able to know if it was safe to go around the bus or not, pretty much instantly.”


How exactly would cars attached to this network know that it was safe to go around the bus (presumably without having to look) unless every vehicle that could be on the road was also on that network? Horse / pedestrian / cyclist / road-sweeper / car not attached to the network - there are many reasons why there could be something the other side of this hypothetical broken down bus...

The biggest issue with autonomous technology is the sales patter which leads people to believe that they no longer need to take responsibility for their decisions - you are attached to the smart city network, you no longer have to see whether it is safe to move around the broken down bus - the system will tell you... bang, oops, killed someone - well they should have been plugged into our smart city network - collateral damage - carry on!

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Re: Autonomous cars - coming to Bristol/south Glos soon

Postby sussex2 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Can the thing look for feet crossing under the front of the bus? I doubt it.
These things will only be any good where there is complete separation of different classes of road user; can you imagine a European city like that? It'd take the entire essence and reason for being out of the place.


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