[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

David Rush david at rushtone.com
Tue Mar 24 21:24:21 CDT 2015


Talk about the world's most boring job: sitting in the driver's seat and 
doing nothing (but staying awake) for 3000 miles.

73, David, ky7dr

On 2015-03-24 11:47, Stephen black wrote:
> 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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