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Old September 10 2013, 09:47 PM   #69
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Re: Technological Stagnation

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
A computer's not going to be able to handle every emergency, but it's going to do a better job of handling most emergencies than a human ever could. The emergencies where it's likely to fail are ones that humans are at least as bad at avoiding, if not worse. Poor traction situations are probably the best example of just how bad humans are at coping with dangerous conditions.
Do you think that driverless car technology would be able to do a better job in such situtaions as icy roads than a human can? I suppose that's when the variables [and programming the car in such situations] becomes very complicated.

For example sometimes when driving in an icy situation and when the car starts to slip in one directions the solution is to counter steer as opposed to steer in the direciton of the movement of the vehicle.
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