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- Aug 8, 2018
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- Oswego NY
- '18 PMM Civic Type R '07 MR Fit Sport (RIP)
Your example has a lot of assumptions about what you think would have happened. I'm glad you are a great driver, but you can turn those features off, and not everybody out there is a great driver and many don't care to be one. I would feel better if those that aren't interested in being better drivers have nannies in their cars.The ONLY solution which will never happen anytime soon is this -
Zero non autonomous cars - all cars and other vehicles controlled by computers 100% of the time. Then you would have the solution - but putting flawed tech into cars that are supposed to be able to react to whatever, properly? Give me a break
I had a time when I was exiting a highway at 70mph onto a tollway. There was some moron BACKING UP around a basically blind curve that I encountered going 70mph. The ONLY logical thing I could do was scrub a bit of speed and get around them.
If I had some nanny assists or god forbid a Tesla with full autopilot on it would have either locked the brakes or done something else it 'thought was right' and put me in further danger due to the vehicles behind me that were also coming up on this incident.
With a full grid and all vehicles controlled as one, that scenario above would never happen - but until that time - you can take your assists / emergency stopping because some sensor thought it needed to - and get out of my way - the guy WATCHING THE ROAD and driving properly.