[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

Ed Lizard Rosen n3gxh-1 at verizon.net
Wed Mar 25 12:17:47 CDT 2015


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On 03/24/2015 11:10 PM, Scott Miller 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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