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Volvo's self-driving cars on public roads for first time

Volvo's self-driving cars on public roads for first time

(2:58) Road testing on public roads in Spain, a 'road train' comprising of three Volvo cars and a truck, automatically driving in convoy behind a lead vehicle.

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Moonlight Moonlight (2019 days ago)
If you want to read while traveling, get a train, plane or bus. This is brain power and money spent in the wrong direction. This technology would be great in a world with a much smaller population, but as it is, we urgently need solutions in better public not personal transport.
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If you want to read while traveling, get a train, plane or bus. This is brain power and money spent in the wrong direction. This technology would be great in a world with a much smaller population, but as it is, we urgently need solutions in better public not personal transport.
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Guest: ProDriver (2014 days ago)
Latest comment: There is no way that the distance between those vehicles is a safe stopping distance.
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Latest comment: There is no way that the distance between those vehicles is a safe stopping distance.
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Guest: More like this (2019 days ago)
Great idea. I look forward to seeing this become commonplace. What happens if something happens to one of the cars in the train? Eg a dog runs out between two cars, or a tyre blows? And what is driving the lead vehicle? A human?
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Great idea. I look forward to seeing this become commonplace. What happens if something happens to one of the cars in the train? Eg a dog runs out between two cars, or a tyre blows? And what is driving the lead vehicle? A human?
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slicksps slicksps (2019 days ago)
In theory in the dog/child scenario, a computer (with sensors) would be much quicker to react than a human. The blowout, or any mechanical failure could be interesting... Google have a similar project I wonder what they would do. Something older like ABS is useful, but if you're on plain ice, it just doesn't know what to do! But even in this situation, a computer controlled car will be statistically safer as most collisions are the result of human error rather than mechanical failure... perhaps that's why they still insist on an occupied drivers seat.
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In theory in the dog/child scenario, a computer (with sensors) would be much quicker to react than a human. The blowout, or any mechanical failure could be interesting... Google have a similar project I wonder what they would do. Something older like ABS is useful, but if you're on plain ice, it just doesn't know what to do! But even in this situation, a computer controlled car will be statistically safer as most collisions are the result of human error rather than mechanical failure... perhaps that's why they still insist on an occupied drivers seat.
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Guest: Beau Guest (2019 days ago)
The most utterly stupid idea in the entire history of the world.
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The most utterly stupid idea in the entire history of the world.
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Guest: Ho (2019 days ago)
No, that would be religion or the atomic bomb ;)
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No, that would be religion or the atomic bomb ;)
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Guest: IainOvie (2019 days ago)
"Eliminate human errors" - referring to a computer system made by, er, humans.
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"Eliminate human errors" - referring to a computer system made by, er, humans.
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slicksps slicksps (2019 days ago)
After 26 years they still can't get Windows to 100% reliability!
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After 26 years they still can't get Windows to 100% reliability!
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