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Hey you cannot park that here!!

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by Randy Spencer, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Randy Spencer

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    #1 Randy Spencer, Feb 1, 2017
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    People keep talking about how autonomous cars are going to interact with pedestrians. How do you catch the eye of a self driving car? I am curious how it will handle people telling it to move. Makes sense. If the car parks itself somewhere it shouldn't there is a brain in there that can wake up and move. It wouldn't be ideal if your "funny" neighbor keeps moving your car out of the neighborhood each night but there would be times when it's good to have someone move a car and if it can do it Itself, should that be a feature? Just walk up waving your hands? Knock three times on the roof? Wonder what a good interface would be.

    -Randy

    Sorry if this has been discussed, new to the board and not finding the features of other boards I frequent.
     
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  2. Andyw2100

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    I can't imagine very many situations where I'd want a random person to be able to force my self-driving, parked car to move. I can imagine many where I most definitely would not want anyone to have that ability.
     
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  3. Randy Spencer

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    Sure, as I mentioned, probably not in front of your house, but say it parks in front of a business while you are in another business. They are moving things to a van but your car decides it's a space and plunks in. If you were driving they would wave you off. How do they do that with your car while you are at the other end of the block and they don't know you or how to reach you.

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    First of all, if they would have been there to wave me off, they can easily stop the car from taking the spot. If they stand in the spot, presumably the car isn't going to run them over.

    More importantly, I don't think we should expect the car to be able to deal with crazy edge cases like the one you describe. Perhaps some day, with AP 9, but not any time soon.
     
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  5. NeverFollow

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    I was think about autonomous cars going to pick up or to dropping off passengers.

    Where should an autonomous car (safely and legally) stop for passengers?


    I noticed in San Francisco an increasing number of Uber/Lift with their flasher on,
    waiting for a customer and doing a parallel parking and blocking traffic,
    sometime in front of a red zone, bus stop, or in a street with double yellow line
    so no one legally can pass them.

    In my personal case, when I have to wait for someone, I try to find a white zone or
    I park using a building or a house parking entrance so I don't block the traffic and I stay
    in the car in the case I need to move away to let a car entering into a parking garage.

    I looked a various forum and the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission)
    but I didn't find any information about the future regulations for autonomous cars.
     
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    I see a brighter future for self-driving 'pods' that have a substantially smaller footprint...

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    That's not nearly as comfortable for a population that's ever growing wider :p
     
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    The obese get stuck anyway.
     
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