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Old 5th September 2016, 14:49   #256
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Been to the streets of Mountain View last week. Was on a 2 way street with no divider. Saw the left turn indicator of oncoming vehicle and became dead slow to let it. However the driver changed his mind in last moment and allowed me to continue ahead. When passing, noticed Google's self driven car was just behind that car, which had to break abruptly, and noticed in rear view mirror when the car ahead finally took left, it resumed its journey ahead. Must be pretty routine exercise for it.
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I always wonder the real need for self drive cars, especially when there are already multiple alternatives available for it, such as public transport, chauffeurs and cabs.
I am not a great fan of machines doing Cognitive work in real life, moreover driving is such a pleasure if done in right conditions!
Why would anyone want to give it away 😃
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Ford fusion autonomous vehicle

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A couple of interesting articles on the topic:

1. Computer, Drive My Car!

Divides the future into 3 eras:
- Present - 2020 when autonomous cars will be just about reality
- 2020 - 2040 "mixed era" when they will be maturing
- beyond 2040 it might be illegal for humans to drive! The accident fatalities would drop to near 0 from millions per year globally today

2. Ted: What a driverless world could look like

While the whole talk is good and has nice graphics, see position 10:30 with a graphics showing how traffic would flow without signals at busy squares (and the speaker mentions Mumbai as one of the examples of chaotic traffic here!)
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