First self drive fatality!

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First self drive fatality!

Post by Trishia » 20 Mar 2018, 08:50

This just confirms what I have been afraid of. I will NOT be on the road in a "SELF DRIVE" car.
I would rather walk.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/u ... sh/9565586

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Post by Perrorist » 20 Mar 2018, 10:18

It's not being IN a self-drive car that's important, it's being in the way of one!

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Trishia » 20 Mar 2018, 11:01

That's a good point Perry, but either way, I think they are the most dangerous things that were ever invented.

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Post by kfchugo » 20 Mar 2018, 12:38

Driverless vehicles (cars, boats, planes etc) are here to stay and it is just a matter of ironing out the software bugs. I have not seen any details of this fatality but for all we know, the victim may have thrown themselves in front of the vehicle to commit suicide. We dont want to ban all vehicles when a car with a driver kills a pedestrian. Accidents will ALWAYS happen, that is just a fact of life and we need to look at this innovation as we do with air transport which (despite many crashes) is probably the safest mode of transport on the planet.

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Perrorist » 20 Mar 2018, 12:45

The victim was crossing the road pushing a bike, I believe.

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by lynny » 20 Mar 2018, 13:34

If the man was an Uber driver and told he can use this automatic mode by them......where does it leave him? I can't help having some sympathy for him having killed a pedestrian.........
We don't know all the facts yet but I look forward to hearing the outcome.

And the pilotless plane is being trailed already I believe. Do I really trust computers that much?

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Perrorist » 20 Mar 2018, 16:07

Do I really trust computers that much?
You shouldn't. I've worked them for over fifty years and I still don't trust them.

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Slapsy » 20 Mar 2018, 17:49

Perrorist wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 12:45
The victim was crossing the road pushing a bike, I believe.
According to this http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/u ... sh/9565586 she was outside the pedestrian crossing so she is to blame. For every incident involving these death-traps,they seem to be able to find a reason to blame the other party.
The punters know that the horse called Morality rarely gets past the post,whereas the nag called Self-interest always runs a good race. ..... Gough Whitlam 19/10/89

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Perrorist » 20 Mar 2018, 18:00

According to this http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/u ... sh/9565586 she was outside the pedestrian crossing so she is to blame.
That shouldn't be a factor. It's not supposed to collide with an object.

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Re: First self drive fatality!

Post by Slapsy » 22 Mar 2018, 11:20

At last,a sensible look at this overrated issue from my small local newspaper : http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/stor ... el/?cs=300
The punters know that the horse called Morality rarely gets past the post,whereas the nag called Self-interest always runs a good race. ..... Gough Whitlam 19/10/89

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