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Should the autopilot activates the horn to avoid a collision?

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by NeverFollow, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. NeverFollow

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    Few time, I noticed a car changing lane without using a sign turn and without checking if it was safe to do so.

    In this kind of situation, I think that, to avoid collision, I would have slammed on my breaks,
    but also I might have used my horn to warn the driver that this was unsafe
    and that this could had possibly provoked an accident.

    I wonder if the autopilot could eventually activate the horn to avoid a collusion? What do you think?
     
  2. Saghost

    Saghost Active Member

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    I've joked about Autohonk a few times; there are some situations where the best way to prevent an accident is to modify the other car's behaviour, if possible, by alerting them to the danger.

    I don't think Tesla will be adding Autohonk anytime soon, however.
     
  3. KarenRei

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    Ah, where's a good collusion-prevention horn when you need one.... ;) "Emin asked that I schedule a meeting with you and The Russian government attorney who is..." HOOOOOONNK! "Wait, oops, cancel that."
     
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  4. Vitold

    Vitold Active Member

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    Depends on the location. In Hawaii honking means you run out on aloha spirit. In NY everyone is honking so it's pointless.
     
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  5. lunitiks

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  6. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

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    In California, honking appears to mean that the other driver sees you so you can safely proceed with cutting them off.
     
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