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

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.

This.

It's a public vote of corporate confidence in the feature and an attempt to draw higher-caliber candidates due to the visibility.
 
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:)
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
 

S'toon

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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:)

But when he pulled it over, he discovered the vehicle in question was an autonomous one specially made by Google, that drives and makes decisions without the need of a human driver — although two humans were in the car taking notes and able to manually override and take over the controls if necessary.


"The officer stopped the car and made contact with the operators to learn more about how the car was choosing speeds along certain roadways," a police statement on the incident said, "and to educate the operators about impeding traffic per 22400(a) of the California Vehicle Code."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/google-self-driving-car-slow-1.3318196
 

stopcrazypp

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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.

Who would actually get the ticket, since there was no driver? The programmer? :confused: Probably why just a warning was issued.
 

jerry33

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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?"
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.
 

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