[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

Stephen black KB1CHU at AOL.COM
Tue Mar 24 12:47:59 CDT 2015


There is a "driver" in the front seat and his controls are supposed to 
be able to override the "autopilot". Lawyers will have a field day with 
it though. Steve KB1CHU

On 3/24/2015 10:36 AM, qrv at kd4e.com wrote:
> APRS tracking so sane people can avoid the thing?
>
> Now there's a safety idea.
>
> Cross-country robotic driver sounds like trouble waiting to happen.
>
> The whole idea of non-human vehicle operation mixed with human
> operators on the same roads, plus accidents, construction, debris,
> animals, etc. is nuts.
>
> Who, or what, is responsible in an accident?
>
> Owner (not in direct control), programmer (wrote the code),
> manufacturer (created the mechanical beast), bureaucrats
> (who allowed the foolishness of mixing human & robotic drivers)?
>
> That thing hurts a member of my family and I'll sue every person
> and organization listed. (And I'm not a litigious person.)
>
> Why not test those beasts on some of the millions of acres of
> human-access-limited Federally-seized lands? Or, let the military
> practice evasive maneuvers on a base? Or maybe on the Southern
> border with cams attached - patrol while testing?
>
> OTOH the passenger in Teddy Kennedy's car, and those impacted by
> accidents caused by Joe Biden's motorcades, may have fared better
> with robotic drivers.
>
> Off my soap box ...
>
>> Would be cool if they put an APRS tracker (AP510) in this car...
>>
>>   http://www.gizmag.com/delphi-drive/36604/
>>
>> Bill, WA7NWP
>
>



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