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#1 Steve

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:49 PM

Every year, 1.3 million people are killed and 50 million injured on the world’s roads. Carmakers are racing to create a vehicle that will never crash, but can it be done and will drivers accept a computer that overrides their driving? Would you let a computer override you at the wheel?



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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Yes computers help but driving and hazard perception remains soley with the driver so its Driver>Computer

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

we already do... Traction Control, ABS, EBA, Cruise Control... i guess this will just be the next step up...

I think it would feel odd when driving if all of a sudden it braked... It will probably work well, as long as it doesnt steer you out of one danger into another that is... lol

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

Definitely not. :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

Definitely not. :rolleyes:



I would be in favour of this technology,

Although if the software kept crashing like the FOC Forum does these day's
I’d lose my no claims bonus very quickly :lol: :D


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

I would be in favour of this technology,

Although if the software kept crashing like the FOC Forum does these day's
Id lose my no claims bonus very quickly :lol: :D


I wouldn't, because I don't even have any! :D

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

Only if it didnt use my TomTom software :-)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

Only if it didnt use my TomTom software :-)


Or windows.... noone wants to see the blue screen of death, before they actually die... lol

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

"Automatic brakes are about to deploy, do you wish to continue?" - Yes - "automatic brakes have failed, accident is inevitable in 0.5 seconds, do you wish to deploy the airbag?" - Yes - "are you sure?" - Yes - "an error has occurred, would you like to send a report to microsoft for review?"...

I dread the days Microsoft get in my car! lol.

In all seriousness the technology sounds great however would you lose your no claims, if your car immediately brakes, and someone goes into the back of you? you werent in control of your vehicle? so does that mean that you could be punished for not remaining in control of your vehicle at all times?

If all cars going forth would have this technology (as I know the newer volvos are planning to!) with an alert system that spreads to other cars to also get them to apply their brakes - yes! However, now you have to account for Human error at the wheel as well as technical failure on the computer!


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