Just say no to driverless cars ?
philmt59 at aol.com
Wed Nov 28 16:04:16 CST 2012
Much as I sometimes enjoy driving, there are times (mainly 7.30 each weekday morning) when I could cheerfully sit back and let the car take me to work.
On 28 Nov 2012, at 21:23, Louis Mamakos wrote:
> Yet we all drive around every day with a cold, calculating ABS computer between the brakes on our cars and the pedal beneath our feet. It somehow seems to react more rapidly to unpredictable road conditions than a human does, right?
> On Nov 28, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Richard O'Neill <richardoneill at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Well, I suppose computer controlled cars could eventually become accepted by the lemming masses - rushing between work and home each day. However, that type of conveyance isn't for me.
>> Will these 'auto cars' be able to watch other drivers and anticipate / react to unpredictable behavior as well as humans? I don't think so. Besides, once generally accepted, next thing you know commercial aircraft will be on auto pilot from takeoff to landing.
>> Makes me wonder what the outcome of that bird struck aircraft that safely landed ever so gracefully on the Hudson by an experienced glider pilot would have been with computers in control. Probably a programmed announcement to bend over and kiss it goodbye. =-O
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