Reply to post: Re: I'm not so pessimistic

Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief


Re: I'm not so pessimistic

I've been programming since before PCs and I'm sceptical that they will ever be robust.

On the basis of several decades as a driver, I'm not sure human drivers will ever be robust.

They rely too much on Lidar (easily jammed) and databases as well as human programming.

Hmm... human drivers rely entirely on perception/reaction mechanisms evolved to deal with much lower speeds and longer time scales - and also comparatively far less serious consequences in case of failure of said mechanisms.

Also how will the safety testing be achieved??

A driving test?

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