[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 24 22:12:13 CDT 2015


Boring? Stay awake? If I were in the driver seat it would scare xxxx out of me. It should have APRS aboard so we could avoid it. It should be tested at Aberdeen P.G. or Bonneville.
  de Charlie, N5EXY, Grid EM10fl, 
South Suburban Greater Hutto
I'm lost - where am I?  http://www.aprs.fi/n5exy-9 
 

      From: David Rush <david at rushtone.com>
 To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
 Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:24 PM
 Subject: Re: [aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car
   
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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