Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles
The top 7 technologies that will help drivers embrace the idea of letting their cars chauffeur them.
Would autopilot in cars be the same as in an airplane?
Since most large planes would crash without computer assistance due to aerodynamic issues, would that be the same thing for motor cars? Just use the override? What if the override caused the failure? Scary thought isn't it?
So, maybe Ford's chief engineer is ultimately right in saying that people are not really ready for automatically driven cars yet? That the high cost he's talking about and that may be involved aren't just the monetary cost involved? Maybe, it's just the cost of ignorance again? Oops! It's already here? Thanks to Ford?
Driverless vehicles? Something new? I'd almost swear I see some of them almost everyday by the way some people mindlessly point and shoot their vehicles down the road. Cool idea, but Ford's bad ideas strike again?
Nothing in the way but customer acceptance according to Ford? Wanna bet? With all of the vehicle recalls now days with Ford included, is proof enough that current vehicle design or production in far from ready or perfect and that most people are not really willing to completely risk or trust their lives to some mindless electronic robotic response system that could be sometimes somewhat less than perfect?
Once, in some cases, is way more than enough. Besides, if the engineers can't get the things that are normally in our vehicles now operating correctly, what makes anyone think they get that new automatic driver system anymore right? Cruise control is one thing, autopilot in land driven motor vehicles is another.
Maybe the cost is prohibitive? What kind of cost? Which one? Monetary, bodily injury or other costs? The sky is the limit? I can almost see it now, mandatory auto manufacturer recalls 200,000 vehicles due to to faulty robotic response system. Thousands die. Manufacturer liabilities would likely go through the roof? Automatically driven cars would be far less well received than Ford's Edsel, Taurus or Pinto? Very likely the automatic vehicle is just another engineering dream? Or, more likely, more of a nightmare? Then, on top of that, just start thinking about how well the auto insurance industry would receive them? Just another lame excuse to raise rates again? I can think of more negatives too. But, that's more than enough to cause concern isn't it? So, that' its nothing but customers in the way according to Ford's chief engineering supervisor? To me, that's way more than enough trouble and reasons of why not to produce the vehicle. He needs another position at Ford. A bit further down the ladder, like night janitor? The worst thing is, it's not just Ford engineers that are off kilter.
you are making more machines human....
and more and more humans....machines.
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