Driver-less cars and drone jamming

 

Drone jammers are used to bring down or misdirect unwelcome drones flying over property, they are operated in violation of FCC regulations. Some also jam GPS signals.

What are the chances that they will also impact driver-less cars.

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pk

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Not to worry

pyle52 wrote:

Drone jammers are used to bring down or misdirect unwelcome drones flying over property, they are operated in violation of FCC regulations. Some also jam GPS signals.

What are the chances that they will also impact driver-less cars.

1). It's bound to happen

2). It's going to happen

3). Driverless cars won't be able to solve issues any better than cars driven by people when several lanes of traffic are forced for any set of reasons, to merge as usual or abnormally a single lane

4). I can only imagine what happens when Ransonware happens to your car..

5). Cars that are drive by people have their own set of problems!

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Everything is possible..

Everything is possible..

My issue with self driving cars

Not being able to look at someones eyes when at a four way stop looking for intention, not getting the nod from the other driver yielding to me, not being able to guess at the other drivers proficiency based on looks (very young or very old), on and on, you get the drift

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Exactly

flaco wrote:

Not being able to look at someones eyes when at a four way stop looking for intention, not getting the nod from the other driver yielding to me, not being able to guess at the other drivers proficiency based on looks (very young or very old), on and on, you get the drift

Agree, my view as well.

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Nuvi 2460LMT

better, not perfect

I expect driverless cars to be better than human driven cars. I have the impression that they already are and I think they will improve. Not so for the humans, who will probably soon find means to impair themselves even beyond the alcohol and cell phone distraction that already suffices.

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personal GPS user since 1992

Cameras and other sensors

Driverless cars also make use of other sensors besides GPS. Radar, proximity, etc. Image recognition is getting better and better all the time. My biggest concerns are the software decision-making and security provisions against hacking.

But.. But.. But...

Driverless cars are probably completely defenseless against irrational and completely unpredictable actions of human drivers.

Only when EVERY VEHICLE

- is equipped with the capability to communicate,

- mankind can't control the vehicle (in any way, shape or form)

- cooperatively interacts with all other vehicles within the immediate vicinity to jointly coordinate, schedule and execute all traffic actions

Will driverless vehicles become nearly crash resistant. Crashes because of mechanical, software and network failures will likely prove to be the causes of crashes in a society where mankind is prevented from driving.

I can see the day when it's illegal to own a vehicle and everyone pays a "Tax" so everyone of almost any age can schedule a vehicle for transportation purposes.

Oh, we'll rue the day... If we're still here ( and personally I hope I'm worm food by then! razz )

But, what would I know?

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What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers

DETROIT (AP) — In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.

A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Humans routinely exceed it by 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 kph) — just try entering the New Jersey Turnpike at normal speed. Self-driving cars wouldn’t dare cross a double yellow line; humans do it all the time. And then there are those odd local traffic customs to which humans quickly adapt.

Prease to read more here:

https://apnews.com/65e1c800ff0c4532abbdabc134e5f9b8/What's-holding-back-self-driving-cars?-Human-drivers

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Microsoft Car

Several years ago there was a joke going around:
If Microsoft developed a car in a few years cars could drive at 1000 MPH, fuel consumption would be 700 MPG, bug fixes would be released every Tuesday and the car would still crash 2 times a day.

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pk

Motorcycle Riders will be the first victims

I ride a Harley. Trucks on the Interstate are a constant intimidation. Whether it's an inattentive driver falling asleep or zoned out or a situation where road conditions require them to change into my lane, I'd still trust a driver more than any software. And I made my living programming 24x7 parallel control systems before I retired. I wouldn't trust any software with my life.

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