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Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 18:14
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
Ultimately it doesn't matter who is financially...

Ultimately it doesn't matter who is financially responsible. Perhaps the driver is responsible, with the automatic driving being considered just another assistive technology. In that case things...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 14:46
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
Happens all the time with humans. My car...

Happens all the time with humans. My car sustained several thousand dollars' worth of damage when an inexperienced driver pulled out in front of me. If the circumstances were different one of the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 14:43
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
Of course right now car-driving algorithms and...

Of course right now car-driving algorithms and humans are both inadequate; the self-driving car would likely hit the child (but possibly avoid both) and the human would almost surely hit the child...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 04:07
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
Those sorts of value judgments are beyond...

Those sorts of value judgments are beyond drivers, too -- you have only a fraction of a second to decide, else (presumably) you could have avoided the accident. I expect more control (and more...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-25, 02:44
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-19, 13:47
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
It could also come from an irrational human...

It could also come from an irrational human reaction: the seat belts remind the driver that there is danger to their lives, and rather than (logically) compensating for the lowered risk they drive...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-19, 03:34
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
You have to start somewhere. If this means that...

You have to start somewhere. If this means that by 2027 most cars on the road will have it then that sounds good to me. At this point we're only talking about $200/car anyway -- though probably more...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-18, 20:06
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By CRGreathouse
I don't think that you can dismiss safety...

I don't think that you can dismiss safety improvements just because they are less effective than a naive prediction would suggest. First, it would be natural to less than fully compensate for the...
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