[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Wed Mar 25 09:11:00 CDT 2015


But most of the other driver's wouldn't look at you so you could 
freak them out. They are either driving half dead from working two 
jobs or they are on their cell phone!

Mark
At 10:10 PM 3/24/2015, you wrote:
>Boring?  You get to spend all day entertaining yourself by freaking 
>out other drivers!
>
>Scott
>
>On 3/24/2015 7:24 PM, David Rush wrote:
>>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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