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Elon to personally interview the SW developers who will work on autopilot

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 2krazykats, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. 2krazykats

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    Does that imply there is no one currently on the team to be doing the interviewing?
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    it likely means he saw all the complaints about the horrid v7.
     
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    It means he's gonna size up how likely they are to defect to Apple ;-)
     
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    Or Google,

    on on a side note, the Google car has been seen around CA recently and was pulled over for going too slow. John Oliver made a funny comparison of it as a cross between a Smart car and a Mentos. :tongue:
     
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    ha, that might actually be part of it.

    overall, though, i think he is just very interested in this (AP) and feels like he needs to be the one directing its development for it to be done right.
     
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    Perhaps knowing Elon will be personally interviewing you would be seen as a huge bonus (you get to meet the man!) plus puts front and center how critical it is, and would likely help select for the best engineers.
     
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    #8 S'toon, Nov 26, 2015
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    This is at least the third thread on this topic.
     
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    This.

    It's a public vote of corporate confidence in the feature and an attempt to draw higher-caliber candidates due to the visibility.
     
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    OT, I know, but how does this happen? Is the Google car programmed to recognize police? What does the officer do, tape a citation to the windshield? This sounds like it could be hilarious to watch from a distance:)
     
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    I'm not sure but one article I read said that Google tests their cars to see how it responds to emergency vehicles. I bet in this case, the "operator" has a way to override it and pull it over since it's still in testing phase. There is still a human in the vehicle for the officer to talk to. Apparently what they were doing- going 25 in a 35, not illegal. Maybe the officer was more curious To see what it was? According to this article, the Google cars have been involved in several accidents but none of them were the fault of the self driving cars. Instead, it was always due to being rear ended which I suspect was due to people trying to get a closer look!

    Google’s self-driving car gets pulled over for driving too slowly | Technology | The Guardian
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/google-self-driving-car-slow-1.3318196
     
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    Oh he has that talk with the tight grip on the neck and the view from the 15th floor,
    a gentle reminder of what could happen if they leave.
     
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    Who would actually get the ticket, since there was no driver? The programmer? :confused: Probably why just a warning was issued.
     
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    A warning was issued because the car wasn't doing anything illegal, and there was nothing the officer could do.

    The ticket goes to the "operator" which is the person inside the car. If no one is in the car, I'm not sure what they do.

     
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    Brings up the questions like, "Is there a need for a driver's license if you're not technically driving??" Or "Will there be a separate license just to operate it and if so, how would that work with different manufacturers?"
     
  18. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    We could put the FAA in charge of it. They already have IFR and VFR systems, so no new development would be required. Just change the F to a D.
     
  19. woof

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    DAA?

    Duh Automobile Administration?

    The "F" in FAA is Federal. I think you mean to change the second "A" from Aviation to Driving, thus "FDA"...but we already have one of those!
     
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    No, no. It's the Federal Administration of Driving. You know - it's just a FAD.
     

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