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Old Yesterday, 11:25 AM
 
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Sometimes I have no idea where I really want to go, so how can I request an AV to do this?

It'd work something like this (Apple Carplay version):



You: Hey Siri, I want to cruise


Siri: I can do that, freeway, canyon or main street?


You: Canyon


Siri: Regular mode or Sport mode?


You: Sport


Siri: Sunroof open?



You: What's the temperature?


Siri: I don't understand


You: Fine open



Siri: Open what? I don't understand.



You: Sunroof open


Siri: I can do that


You: Then let's go


Siri: Sure, where do you want to go?
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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What makes you think you can't program a car to drive in the snow better than a human can?
In a "Closed Track. Professional Driver. Do not try this on real roads with other traffic and private property boundaries." ...why, nothing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM
 
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Why would you ever bury metal rails in the road when GPS gives your precise location? You supplement that with image recognition on all the cameras and radar so you know your location to the centimeter. With the next generation of wireless, the cars all talk to each other in a mesh network so you don't have moron humans doing unanticipated things.

Because right now GPS doesnt give precise locations at least not within 300 feet, and every system needs a backup for safety. Also GPS doesnt work for lane markers, at least not yet. The cars would need to know where to change lanes (As well as talking to other cars). And I dont mean rails like train rails, just skinny metal guides just below the surface for the computers to follow, in the middle of each lane. They wouldnt even need current.
Roads change, lanes change with construction, and somehow that info has to get to the mapping software so that the cars dont drive into barriers and construction vehicles. If they had metal rails in the roads that are safe to drive on, the system wont take cars into areas that arent setup. Last thing people need is GPS taking them down a dirt road that they could get stuck on.
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Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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5 reasons why autonomous cars aren't coming anytime soon
https://www.clickondetroit.com/autom...-anytime-soon_
Well, when I heard they had trouble distinguishing the road in snow, that told me it's going to be after I die this will happen...
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
 
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Count me in that group. Too many aspects of our lifestyle are completely dependent on having a certain type of vehicle parked out in the driveway and available for us to use anytime we want, to take us anywhere we want to go, stay as long as we like, and come back whenever we choose. I'm not giving that up. Giving that up would mean giving up way too many aspects of our lives that are neither dispensable nor negotiable to us.

Sorry, all you naive, futuristic utopians out there with your heads in the clouds. This one isn't happening.
Not sure why you think autonomous cars would make this completely go away. If you want to own a car, you still could.

You could just have the option of answering emails or reading a book in the car on your commute now.
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Old Yesterday, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Because right now GPS doesnt give precise locations at least not within 300 feet.

None of the ones currently in cars do, but we do have centimeter precise GPS already.

https://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/performance/accuracy/

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How accurate is GPS?

It depends. GPS satellites broadcast their signals in space with a certain accuracy, but what you receive depends on additional factors, including satellite geometry, signal blockage, atmospheric conditions, and receiver design features/quality.

For example, GPS-enabled smartphones are typically accurate to within a 4.9 m (16 ft.) radius under open sky (view source at ION.org). However, their accuracy worsens near buildings, bridges, and trees.

High-end users boost GPS accuracy with dual-frequency receivers and/or augmentation systems. These can enable real-time positioning within a few centimeters, and long-term measurements at the millimeter level.
Most of the GPS systems in autonomous car prototypes and in testing are of the centimeter precise variety, so are very good at figuring out where the roads are, even under snow, as Ford has been testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vShi-xx6ze8
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Old Yesterday, 04:21 PM
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There's is in NY area ?
Whoever interested in a funny story - igodl.com/car-sharing
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Well, when I heard they had trouble distinguishing the road in snow, that told me it's going to be after I die this will happen...
Yeah... I'm not worried about it.
Every car I own or will ever own has either already been built or will be soon.
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Old Yesterday, 07:07 PM
 
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Well, when I heard they had trouble distinguishing the road in snow, that told me it's going to be after I die this will happen...

We'll all be sad when we hear that report of your premature death.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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5 reasons why autonomous cars aren't coming anytime soon
https://www.clickondetroit.com/autom...-anytime-soon_
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Just confirms, again, what many have been saying. Of course, the article is going to be hooted at by the regulars here.

Judging by the derision tossed at opponents of self-driving cars, you'd think that some of the posters here owned stock in the companies. There will be money to be made off these cars by a few people, even though they'll never go into production. There's also some "flying cars" in the prototype stage, that will follow the same pattern.
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