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Autonomous Vehicles

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by doug, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. vfx

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    Soon to be legal in Nevada

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-02-21/how-to-get-a-permit-for-your-driverless-car#r=related-rail


     
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    Can't wait for the court case on the first DUI charge...
     
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    Driving User Interface?
     
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    Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

     
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    The really interesting part in this is that no one is expecting the major automobile manufacturers to advance technology. Tesla and Google are examples.
     
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    Seattle Times: Self-driving cars: Are humans headed for obsolescence?

    I think that as early as 5 years from now, there will be at least one lane on a freeway somewhere that will be autonomous only. 10-20 years will see the first autonomous-only freeway. Safety will be the driving force. In 20-30 years, all freeways will be autonomous-only.
     
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    Enjoy driving until then. Hurry up, finalize your reservation! And don't be cheap on the performance option - driving it yourself will become liable to prosecution. :mad:
     
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    #51 cwerdna, Feb 7, 2013
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    Exactly! Not even close.

    There are much stricter rules for flying. Besides the above, planes are spaced much further apart. The autopilot doesn't need to look for parallel lines that represent roads and distinguish them from the parallel lines of a pole or a tree. Planes don't need to look out for and recognize speed limit signs, traffic signs and traffic lights. The list goes on and on. Way before the DARPA Grand Challenge, I remember hearing about autonomous vehicle programs where the vehicles got stuck trying to climb trees because they thought its parallel lines were a better candidate for a road (which I believe had a curve in it, near the tree).

    For anyone w/a computer science background or one who has worked w/vision in computers, autonomous cars present many very difficult problems to be solved and amazingly, they were pretty much solved.

    How Google's Self-Driving Car Works - IEEE Spectrum that was posted earlier was excellent.

    For those who haven't watched it, The Great Robot Race - YouTube from 2009 was excellent. More info at NOVA | The Great Robot Race | PBS.

    This covered the DARPA Grand Challenge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, which was the predecessor to the event that involved driving in an urban environment and having to worry about traffic rules, other vehicles and pedestrians.
     
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    cross posting:

    Tesla CEO Talking With Google About ‘Autopilot’ Systems - Bloomberg

    More interesting still:

     
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    I'm all for driverless cars as it has potential to greatly increase safety....but I wonder if this might be the first example of Elon spending time/money on something that is not directly linkable to 'sustainable transportation'.
     
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    #56 doug, Apr 28, 2014
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    I see these cars around Mountain View quite often.
     
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    California DMV approves testing rules for autonomous vehicles. They go into effect on September 16th, 2014:
    California approves self-driving cars by 2015 - CNET

    And here is a link to the actual regulations:
    DMV Adopts Autonomous Vehicle Testing Rules


    Per the article, rules for the general public's use of autonomous vehicles will be in place by January 1st, 2015. Kind of now has me wondering if Tesla at some point will apply to start testing autonomous cars in California?

    RT
     
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