Reply to post: Re: @AC w.r.t AF447

My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: @AC w.r.t AF447

"You simply do not have the necessary background to understand what went on and how it happened."

I did not claim that I would have done any better, nor that I understand the details of how the pilots reaction to various conflicting warnings and instrument inconsistencies led them to not recover the plane from stalling.

But what I am absolutely certain of is that having an autonomous system throw back the controls to humans under "difficult" conditions is a recipe for disaster. And equally for cars the conditions that are unlikely to be handled well, such as an unexpected conflict of sensors while approaching a junction, blind bend, etc, will leave the human operator with bugger-all time to come to terms with being in control, let alone to apprise the situation and react accordingly.

So why even consider that case? Maybe so the car manufacturers can pin the blame for out-of-capability accidents upon the meat sack failing to drive correctly...

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