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I went to Nvidia's GTC (GPU Trade Conference) this past March and self-driving cars were HUGE there. Several companies were exhibiting their work and Nvidia was also. They had their self-driving truck test bed there and were showing videos of it in action. The video was from a camera just above and behind the driver and it showed him and a passenger both just sitting there with their hands in their laps as the truck drove down the highway, observing traffic signals, exiting the road and re-entering. It was rather fascinating.
The bottom line is lots of companies and people are working on them. I would be interested in riding in one.
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There was an interesting article a couple of days ago in The Daily telegraph on this subject. One of the main problems is how these cars can adapt to the different road types, weather conditions, cars parked the wrong way round, roundabouts, give way signs, etc. on UK (and some European) roads. The difficulties of testing all conditions are almost endless.
he difficulties of testing all conditions are almost endless.
Very true, as well as the inevitable ethical issues.
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I'd rather drive it myself...as long as I have my brain working.........and i can see.. and as long as they have side mirrors and the rear view and the accelerator and the brake and the lights at night and....
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Hell yeah, under the circumstance where I have to drive and I'd rather not so I let the car handle it which is pretty much always
But, only in a few years when they're a bit more battle tested (and I can afford it)
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