Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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Rope-Pusher wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:30 am "Look, Grandpa's car still has a steering wheel!"
Funny, but ultimately a very sad story. I hope it is a lot way off before we get there.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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ClutchFork wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:50 am
Rope-Pusher wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:30 am "Look, Grandpa's car still has a steering wheel!"
Funny, but ultimately a very sad story. I hope it is a lot way off before we get there.
Driver operational interfaces are tough to get just right. I'm sure there are manufacturers who would just as soon move along and get past having to spend time and money on them "if the car's just going to be driving itself anyway". I think that's the key. If lane minding or automatic emergency braking systems go down now, the driver intercedes and completes the trip. Without the availability of driver controls, a vehicle with an inoperative self driving system becomes a disabled vehicle, hopefully parked along the side of the road and not stopped in a traffic lane.
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