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Don't get carried away about auto driving capabilities (Google Cars)

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Cosmacelf, Dec 7, 2014.

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  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    Interesting article about the current limitations of google's driverless car technology.

    Google’s Self-Driving Cars Still Face Many Obstacles | MIT Technology Review

    While I realize that Tesla's technology is different and separate from google's, nonetheless Google has been working on it far longer, and they are still quite a way from prime time. Add to this, Elon's insistence that AI isn't needed for Tesla's version of driverless tech, and you end up with a car that will do some limited things, perhaps badly.

    Yes, adaptive cruise control will work. Lane keeping, let alone auto lane changing, well, I'll believe it when I see it. Driverless on the freeway? I just don't believe it, not within the next five years anyways.
     
  2. bluenation

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    other than adaptive cruise control, everything else is too unpolished or untested. the German makers or Tesla, it doesn't matter: it's all hype until they show it works on the freeways. And it has to work near 100%...i dont even want to think of the liability issues.
     

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