Cars that steer in direction driver is looking

 

shock Wow. Just Wow.

"Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes.

Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking."

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36737137/ns/technology_and_scien...

What an horifically bad idea!!

Drivers are not supposed to only look in the direction the car is going! My eyes are moving frequently in many different directions as I drive. Driving with tunnel vision is downright unsafe.

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Cars That Steer ...

Methinks this would be VERY dangerous for attractive members of the opposite sex of the driver!

Within days, the planet would be an uglier place!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Fred

My truck...

My truck already steers in the direction I look. On second thought, maybe that's my fault???

Cars That Steer ...no kidding

I would kill at least 20 a day.
Wow how many years would it take man to become extinct.shock
Raul Rojas your a wild man!

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This is Frightening

I see drivers that cannot seem to carry on a conversation in the car without turning their head 90 degrees to look at the passenger.

Then there's the people that seem to look aimlessly at everything except the road in front of them.

Just think how many accidents this will create as the car suddenly turns 90 degrees to the right, or heads towards the house that the driver decided to look at.

This is just plain frightening.

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FZbar wrote:

Within days, the planet would be an uglier place!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Fred

Why Apologize? Your correct. hahaha.

This definitely is a

This definitely is a tremendously bad idea. How do they expect the driver to look only straight, that too, when someone is going on a long drive? How do they come up with this sort of bad ideas?

don't look back

Quote:

... and even drives backward — the driver only has to look into the rear mirror to guide the car.

So everytime you check your six, your car slams into reverse??

I'd rather have the smart

I'd rather have the smart road that just steers your car for you, maintaining a safe distance between cars etc etc.

ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz............

Wouldn't work for me. Most of the time I'm half asleep when driving. wink

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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it sounds like hell

When you think about those morons who so far ended in lakes or of cliff because "gps made me do it", than just think what will happen, when their car will turn on its own. It will be probably time to build some heavy fences on sides of roads wink
But it will probably be loved by drunk drivers: "I'm not driving from side to side officer, it is my car on it's own. I'm just looking for parking space." wink

So much for billboards!!!

Well, office, my car suddenly veered off the road because I was looking at an advertisement on a billboard.

I agree

FZbar wrote:

Methinks this would be VERY dangerous for attractive members of the opposite sex of the driver!

Within days, the planet would be an uglier place!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Fred

I agree! Especially now that heavy overcoat season has ended grin

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Well body shops would be

Well body shops would be swamped with work

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Not a useful feature at all!

Not a useful feature at all!

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Another problem

A bigger problem is if there's some hazard in the road, your natural reaction is to look at it while swerving away. This system will have you swerve right into it.

Bad Idea

Wait and see.

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Wait and see?!??

intjmastermind wrote:

A bigger problem is if there's some hazard in the road, your natural reaction is to look at it while swerving away. This system will have you swerve right into it.

Exactly. A moving animal on the road and a driver in a panic situation? 99 drivers out of 100 would look right at the animal, and continue to track it as it moved, steering the car right towards it or in the path of other vehicles.

Wait and see? Maybe you're right. On the face of it, eyeball steering is such a Capt. Obvious godawful idea for anyone used to a steering wheel that there must be more to it than reported in the story so maybe we are missing something that makes it more plausible. Otherwise it wouldn't have gotten past the brainstorming stage. Either that, or the story's a belated April Fool's joke.

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But...

dagarmin wrote:
intjmastermind wrote:

A bigger problem is if there's some hazard in the road, your natural reaction is to look at it while swerving away. This system will have you swerve right into it.

On the face of it, eyeball steering is such a Capt. Obvious godawful idea for anyone used to a steering wheel that there must be more to it than reported in the story so maybe we are missing something that makes it more plausible. Otherwise it wouldn't have gotten past the brainstorming stage. Either that, or the story's a belated April Fool's joke.

Look at the dollars needed to prove it's a bad idea!

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Blind Spot

Don't check your blind spot when merging, it could cause you to merge prematurely and resulting in creating the accident you were trying to prevent.

Choppers.

Most attack helicopters move the guns to where the pilot is looking. That scares the ground crews to no end.

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tes, but...

spokybob wrote:

Most attack helicopters move the guns to where the pilot is looking. That scares the ground crews to no end.

The chopper didn't turn, just the turret.

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Exactly!!

a_user wrote:
spokybob wrote:

Most attack helicopters move the guns to where the pilot is looking. That scares the ground crews to no end.

The chopper didn't turn, just the turret.

And as a practical driving application, it may well be restricted to selected situations.

For that matter, it may just be a vehicle for testing the technology and not intended as a means to drive for the masses. Concepts, afterall, are often created just to prove an engineering idea and not for public consumption save as a showcase for the product line.

In 1996, for example, Mercedes came out with a slick looking, drive by wire, drive by joystick, vehicle. Yes, it looks slick but I would be loathe to drive using a joystick. They're wonderful for three dimentional navigation, but even private aircraft use wheels on the "stick".

Early motorvehicles had sticks and were eventually replaced by steering wheels... and quite frankly, sometimes you shouldn't try to improve something that works well.

If it ain't broke... don't fix it.

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Exactly

This isn't meant to get into the real world. This is more proof of concept. Hey look at what we can do.

Eyes are a terrible control method (from a Human Factors) perspective.