Thought experiment: What would an autonomous vehicle without human driver override do in this situation?
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- Doesn't matter whether I trust the government or not, this is what is going to happen.
If the infrastructure doesn't support fully autonomous vehicles on that road, they won't be allowed there. There might be some bad incidents to make that happen, but in the long run fully autonomous vehicles will be the norm in cities, and automated highways. They will be owned by Metro and Uber and YellowCheckerCabNewco. Most people will take public transport between cities. Manual driving will be something for farmers and survivalists.36w
- Not in either of our lifetimes.36w
- After possibly a few experiments, the only place L5 completely autonomous vehicles are operated in our lifetimes will be private property and cities with infrastructure support for them.36w
- Currently, advanced AI image recognition confuses Chihuahuas with muffins, birds with obstacles, white semis with non-existent, and, until a few months ago, Teslas literally couldn't see above their own bumper.
Tesla's isolated vehicular fatality rate is 22% higher than the US passenger car fleet, partially due to hypothetical autonomy.
When faced with an onrushing tsunami or collapsing building, the first few AI will fail, killing their occupants. The rest of the AI pool will learn one of three things: nothing because the data source is dead, that the correct response to tsunami/buildings is to wait, or that tsunami/buildings are birds eating loaves of bread in the rain and thus beep the horn.36w
- I figure I5 on the long central valley stretch here on the route from L.A. to the Bay Area is a likely target for an instrumented route. You practically have to be a robot to drive it now it's so incredibly boring.36w
- how do you get at that 22%? As far as I know more Tesla drivers are saved by their car then there are killed.36w