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Offline den wiseTopic starter

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The autonomous car
« on: May 19, 2013, 12:39:11 AM »
An autonomous car - what of the legal obstacles if there was an accident! :-[

Offline jkerns

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Re: The autonomous car
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 06:46:47 AM »
Your current production Ford has a computer directly controlling the throttle plate and transmission shifting  (no mechanical connection). Computers also intervene in the brakes and steering. You have adaptive cruise control (detects vehicles and adjusts speed), lane assist (helps you stay in the lane and warns you if you change lanes without signaling), stability control,and does hands off parallel parking.

What if any of those fail?

In a few years, going to fully autonomous will just be a small step.
 
I get paid to play with robots - can't beat that with a stick.

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Re: The autonomous car
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 11:40:57 AM »
Google "google autonomous car" then read.
This car has now been allowed to run in a few states but the google autonomous car legal liabilities have not yet been fully determined. There are many articles about this.

 


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