Post by Computer Nerd Kev Post by Trevor Post by Computer Nerd Kev Post by Government Shill #2 Post by Computer Nerd Kev Post by Computer Nerd Kev
Presumably they're trying to make something like an Australian
version of the BBC's Horizon series.
Sure enough, the last two episodes have been Cayalyst-Horizon
co-productions (assuming the ABC were actually involved in the
production at all).
I found them interesting though.
Last night's was interesting. I thought the previous ones were too long for the
I could sit through pretty much anything technical, but the last
one was indeed the most sustaining so far.
Personally I found it far too obvious. And gee who would have thought
new technology might take a while to iron out the bugs? Oh yea, anybody
familiar with technology! Frankly I can't see how driverless cars can be
any worse than most drivers, I think we are there already. Things can
only get better.
I don't think they've appreciated all the challenges in country driving.
I'd like to see some detail of how they would handle things like stock
being driven up roads, gravel roads (including pot holes), single car
width roads with occasional hazards by the side of the road etc. etc.
etc. Heck half of the road I live on isn't in most GPS maps.
Yes, but obviously these things need to be addressed, and that can
easily be done, before driverless cars are common. I'm sure all vehicles
initially will have to be dual mode, with the car simply stopping in
uncharted areas and switching to driver mode. Driver aids like lane
departure warning, emergency braking, driver alertness monitoring,
adaptive cruise control etc. will all improve and still help in any
case. The hard part as always is getting the technology common place
when many people can't afford to upgrade their cars every few years like
some people can.
Post by Computer Nerd Kev
For the cities I agree it has lots of potential though, especially as
the enviroment can be modified over time to work around any particularly
tricky challenges for the technology.
Right it's already being done in preparation, just as you would expect.
Lots more needs to be done, but the cost will be far less than the cost
of motor accidents currently are IMO.
Post by Computer Nerd Kev Post by Trevor
And as for the petrol head who says everyone wants to drive themselves,
what BS. I think people will be happy to sit back and relax, and go to a
racetrack at the weekend when they really want to drive. I can see in
the future a lot more pay as you go circuits like the Nurburgring! :-)
None of this was even considered though.
I think it was balanced enough. I'm on his side though from the perspective
of country driving. Going for a drive somewhere would be nowhere near the
same if I couldn't choose exactly how I was moving. I don't even use a GPS
No need to worry, I can't see driverless cars being the only cars on the
road for quite some time to come. Personally I enjoy driving too, but
would far prefer all the morons didn't, and would be happy to limit my
driving to a race track if that meant nobody else was going to crash
into me or kill me just because they aren't paying attention. Things
have become really bad now with most people unable to turn off their
mobile phones, and it was bad enough before! Driverless cars will at
least let them SMS, surf the net etc. to their hearts content.