[colug-432] Great moments in computer science
mikeplemmons at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 19:45:11 EDT 2015
On Jun 3, 2015 7:37 PM, "tom" <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/03/2015 06:06 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Jun 2015, Jeff Frontz wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 9:07 PM, tom <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com>
> >>> On 06/02/2015 05:59 PM, Jeff Frontz wrote:
> >>>> you keep careening toward the embankment
> >> When you're in a "fly-by-wire" car, the computer is between you and the
> >> ignition/transmission. If the task that pays attention to driver input
> >> drops core, there is no way to "turn off the ignition, put it in
> >> put it in low gear, etc."
> > not just a hypothetical concern ...
> > or standing outside it as an innocent bystander
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8nnhUCtcO8
> > -- Russ herrold
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> Most of the cars on the road are not entirely drive by wire. Your point
> about drive by wire is well taken. I was surprised the people driving
> those corollas never thought of either:
> Turn off the ignition
> Put it in neutral - let the engine blow up.
> Engage the hydraulically actuated clutch
> Throw on the parking brake
> I do not think drive by wire or self driving cars are a great idea. They
> can't get automatic transmissions to shift as well as humans, so I don't
> see how they can expect to build a self driver, unless only the few
> privileged are allowed to drive. What's going to happen when the
> Internet goes down? That's going to happen!
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What scares me the most is that the self driving car is going to create a
large number of people that will not know how to drive. For those
emergencies when they need to they will not know what to do.
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