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wing_zealot

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Posted: 11/02/21 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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How will a self driving system handle that perfect snow covered road? No tracks, no lines, no plowed ridges? Can it feel the gravel on the right and steer just a hair left? Or keep it just one tire on the gravel berm? Real dense fog? A leaf covered road? The infamous lane and a half roads where I grew up?

Aircraft, in a much tighter controlled environment, still need a pilot, or two.
It wouldn’t need to feel the edge of the road, it’s possible it could drive perfectly in the center of the lane from purely electronic signals.

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Spot on Thomas201 and add that the level of computing power of a plane is many times higher than any tired vehicle.

Plus, with a car or truck, the sensors do NOT at this time have wipers/etc cleaning the lenses. Made worse by mud, slush, snow, rain, etc.

AI autonomous is not ready for prime time any time soon.

Ditto EV’s towing heavy for the general public. Maybe commercial, but that too is a long way off, IMHO


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I believe commercial will be the first to go driverless for simple depot to depot runs in good conditions.
Maybe in another year or three is my guess.

Probably the first will be a diesel.


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There are already autonomous vehicles driving on the roads in certain towns. Not to mention winter driving, snow, rain, other conditions. It's happening now in testing and the test are going well. With Lidar, Video, thermal, radar, sensors they can tell the difference between a person or an object. So if the choice is to hit a kid or an oncoming car or tree, the car will know which one has the least amount of potential impact for the driver or other humans. There are tests just like this going on right now all over the world. I work in this industry and you would be surprised at the level of testing that is going on. Autonomous trucks will come before your average car because they can move goods across wide areas with little impact. Autonomous shuttles are here now in Vegas and business campuses across the country.

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GM's Cruise Starts Testing
Thermoguy wrote:

There are already autonomous vehicles driving on the roads in certain towns. Not to mention winter driving, snow, rain, other conditions. It's happening now in testing and the test are going well. With Lidar, Video, thermal, radar, sensors they can tell the difference between a person or an object. So if the choice is to hit a kid or an oncoming car or tree, the car will know which one has the least amount of potential impact for the driver or other humans. There are tests just like this going on right now all over the world. I work in this industry and you would be surprised at the level of testing that is going on. Autonomous trucks will come before your average car because they can move goods across wide areas with little impact. Autonomous shuttles are here now in Vegas and business campuses across the country.



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Dadoffourgirls wrote:

GM's Cruise Starts Testing
Thermoguy wrote:

There are already autonomous vehicles driving on the roads in certain towns. Not to mention winter driving, snow, rain, other conditions. It's happening now in testing and the test are going well. With Lidar, Video, thermal, radar, sensors they can tell the difference between a person or an object. So if the choice is to hit a kid or an oncoming car or tree, the car will know which one has the least amount of potential impact for the driver or other humans. There are tests just like this going on right now all over the world. I work in this industry and you would be surprised at the level of testing that is going on. Autonomous trucks will come before your average car because they can move goods across wide areas with little impact. Autonomous shuttles are here now in Vegas and business campuses across the country.


There’s already some pretty cool videos of super cruise on YouTube. Pretty impressive.

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