Reply to post: Re: Chaotic California roads ?

SHOCK! Robot cars do CRASH. Because other cars have human drivers

Ole Juul

Re: Chaotic California roads ?

I do think that California is what these cars are designed for, and particularly a nice orderly city environment with no rock slides. Around here we have lots of rocks, parts of the road sagging to create curb high disruptions, and lots of deer that like to cross the road just as you get up them. I honestly don't think that one of these cars will go the speed limit (50mph) on the highway here, especially in the single lane sections.

I also wonder how these cars are at passing. Getting behind some tourist who is scared *hitless and driving in the middle of the road at 30mph can get pretty tedious after 10 miles, and I do think that it takes a real person to figure out how to deal with that in a safe manner. I realize this is an uncommon driving environment around here, but people come from here to the city and vice versa and they're not going to change cars half way.

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