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Autopilot in Victoria

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Blue heaven, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. strykeroz

    strykeroz Member

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    If I were to guess...a clickbait headline behind a paywall
     
  2. Chuq

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    Paywall is pretty easy to get around:
     
  3. strykeroz

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    Thanx @Chuq

    What a jumbled ramble of a read. Just painful. I agree it's hard to see what the point was. I expect from the meandering style the writer was paid by the word too.

    While the eventual introduction of driverless cars was expected to improve safety and cut congestion, Mr Donnellan said VicRoads was looking at current technology to get better traffic flows on freeways and other major roads.

    “How do we communicate with people as they’re driving around and get messaging into their cars and say, ‘well there’s a major accident on the West Gate Fwy, divert yourself,’” he said.

    That's a hard one with current technology...I don't know...maybe try a traffic report on the electric wireless, digital traffic information signs, or Waze on my phone?
     
  4. Blue heaven

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    I got to read it before it went paywall.
    Its almost all clickbait these days.
     
  5. Brian May

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    Remarks by some Tesla owners such as "My car can drive itself!" probably don't help with public perception.

    The Tesla currently is not a driverless car. Comments from Roads Minister Luke Donnellan are concerning however:

    Have to wonder however if the context of the question being asked was being distorted or not.
     
  6. meloccom

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    Quote: “It’s not the driverless car I worry about, it’s the driver with car and the capacity of the driverless car to interact with the driver with car,” told an Urban Development Institute of Australia infrastructure event. “Because the driver with car is not going to be as rational as the driverless car.”

    I think what they are referring to here is how existing drivers will interact with driverless cars when they arrive. The fear is that a driverless car will act rationally and that is less safe than irrational human drivers. LOL
     
  7. joninmelbourne

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    Just never admit your hands were off the wheel. "No officer my hands were at at the bottom of the wheel". Very hard to prove there weren't without photo.
     
  8. alpal

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    Just the other day ... I was using autopilot on a long drive - boredom set in and i noticed my daughter's knitting on the back seat - what the heck - i started knitting - i know - i know - pretty dumb - but hey - it does drive itself:)0). Anyway - five minutes later i look to my right and sure enough ... a cop car - with the officer within gesticulating to open my window. Caught! So I wind my window down - to which he yells, "Pullover!" ...
    I hold up the knitting shaking my head and respond, "No, scarf!"

    I know - an oldie but a goodie. He he he...
     
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  9. ShockOnT

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    You had me going there :)
     
  10. TesAus

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    You could say he pulled the wool over your eyes?

    Ok, ok I'm going.....
     
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  11. alpal

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    Oh, darn it!
     

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