Absolutely NOBODY asked for self-driving cars
.... but 15 companies have taken it upon themselves to force them on the
public in order to scam billions of dollars from DOE, NHTSA and DOT
No consumer on Earth is going to be willing to pay forty thousand dollars
for a car that watches everything you do and sends the recordings to
Google, The NSA, collection agencies, lawyers and hackers.
Self-driving cars are the dumbest ideas in history. They defy privacy and
personal space more than anything ever created. The idea of them exists
entirely to provide excuses for Senator's to send payola to their
They are a political scam!
Elon Musk lies, covers-up, obfuscates and clouds all of the failures
Tesla has had with their horribly failed self-driving technology.
says that GM and Uber are buying their way into the autonomous car
The race for self-driving cars is on as different automobile companies
look to speed up their way to full autonomy. And in the process of doing
it, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
has just taken a dig at its rivals General Motors and Uber, both of whom
are working on self-driving cars. The Palo Alto company did not directly
refer to Uber or GM, but the statement from the company was targeted at
both the companies.According to a report by Electrek, the electric car
maker said that it is the leader in the autonomous automobile industry due
to its Autopilot feature with other companies following its footstep
towards the technology. Tesla further said that “small team of programmers
with a little more than demoware had been bought for as much as billion
This was an indirect statement made by the company towards its
competitors. But Tesla then went one step ahead taking direct shots at GM
and Uber by naming them. The company said General Motors bought 40 person
firm Cruise Automation for $1 billion while Uber acquired self-driving
truck startup Otto for $680 million.
In the past, we have not seen Tesla taking direct shots at a company
regarding its autonomous technology. But this incident occurred after it
sued its former Autopilot head for trying to hire its engineers and
stealing information. Sterling Anderson, the former Autopilot director,
has refuted the claims made by Tesla.
General Motors and Uber have both started to speed up their autonomous
technology after making acquisitions. Uber has already begun testing its
self-driving cars in Pittsburgh in a bid to collect data and further
improve the technology. The ride-hailing company believes that by
introducing self-driving cars, it can reduce its driver cost which is the
main cost that the company incurs.
During a sequence of
on-road and track tests for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo,
IIHS researchers discovered that self-driving cars
repeatedly either failed to recognize obstacles or failed
Suppose the self-driving
car is stationary and a crucial sensor goes bad. This might
be okay in some cases, assuming that the self-driving car
is parked and out of the way of traffic. If instead the self-driving
car has come to a halt at a red light, and the sensor
suddenly fails, now you have a car blocking traffic.
12, 2016The first annual reports were due on 1 January, and
Google is the first company to share its data publicly. The figures
show that during the 14-month period, 49 Google self-driving
cars racked up ...
Can Change the Way We Live. The automotive industry's most exciting
project in the last five years is the self-driving car.
A number of companies such as Tesla Motors, Volvo and Uber are
working on them, while Google aims to make its own line of self-driving
cars available to the public by 2020.
cars are the rage in technology circles. We do believe that,
in certain environments, they could work well (such as closed-loop
environments, i.e., a mining operation or a ...
13, 2021The benefits of doing so would be great because
most studies confirm that self-driving cars will be
safer than human drivers, due to not getting tired or becoming
distracted by their phones.
The accident was the
first death on record involving a self-driving car,
and resulted in Uber ending its testing of the technology in
Arizona. ... The vehicle's automatic systems failed to ...
Car Trends Worth Noting. 21. The first batch of Level 5
autonomous cars could be hitting the market soon. Progress
for autonomous cars is split into five different stages.
Level one essentially refers to driver assistance functions. Level
five features a self-driving car that is capable of
operating either on or off the road.
Cars Will Fail Prediction: Self-driving cars
are to the future of Autonomous Transportation, what the Prestel
teletext system was to the future of Online Activity.
The voluntary safety
guidelines were first established under President Obama who feared
that restrictive rules governing the testing of self-driving
cars could stifle innovation.
AI Will Keep Learning Over Time. There's another underlying aspect
that adds to this dilemma. For many of the AI self-driving cars,
the auto makers and tech firms are establishing the AI to be able to
learn over time. Using various Machine Learning aspects, the AI self-driving
car is intended to learn as it goes.
regulations and standards, no self-driving car,
whether considered to be safe or not, will make it on to the open
road. 5. Social acceptability. There have been numerous high ...
The Predictions Were
Wrong: Self-Driving Cars Have a Long Way to Go.
Removing humans from behind the steering wheel is a tough nut to
crack. Before we reach the driverless, accident-free utopia we ...
Cars Caused Any Fatalities? On its website, Tesla promotes
the safety of its autopilot software, stating that it "helps avoid
collisions from the front and sides, and prevents the car
from wandering off the road.". Joshua Brown's Model S failed
to avoid a collision with an 18-wheeler in Florida.
From ultra-precise maps
to fail-proof software, here are five problems that must be solved
before self-driving cars hit the roadways. Driving
in the United States is actually incredibly safe, with ...
A key failing of Uber's
self-driving car that led to an Arizona woman's death
was that the car could not identify a jaywalker as a
pedestrian, the National Traffic Safety Board said.
vehicles will need not only to obey traffic laws but also to adapt
to road conditions and implement driving strategies that
account for uncertainty about what other road users will do, such as
driving more slowly than a human driver would in areas with
high pedestrian traffic or in low-visibility conditions.
driver continues to
monitor the driving environment and performs most of the driving.
Level 3 An automated system can conduct some of the driving
and monitor the driving environment in some instances, but
the human driver must be ready to take back control if necessary.
Level 4 An automated system conducts the driving and
monitors the driving
Cameras Can Prevent Accidents. In theory, the sensor technology
exists so that a self-driving car can detect any
type of collision. However, adding that technology effectively, and
cost-effectively, is a different story. Manufacturers are still
refining a self-driving car's ability to safely
navigate between two locations.
21, 2021Tesla's "full self-driving" feature has
attempted to drive under a railroad crossing arm while a speeding
train passes. It's nearly driven head on into a concrete wall of a
parking garage ...
Eric Meyhofer, the
engineering lead for the self-driving-car project, says it's
capable of firing 1.4 million laser points per second to build a 3D
view of the car's surroundings.