[aprssig] Cross country Self Driving car

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Mar 24 23:10:03 EDT 2015

Boring?  You get to spend all day entertaining yourself by freaking out 
other drivers!


On 3/24/2015 7:24 PM, David Rush wrote:
> Talk about the world's most boring job: sitting in the driver's seat 
> and doing nothing (but staying awake) for 3000 miles.
> 73, David, ky7dr
> On 2015-03-24 11:47, Stephen black wrote:
>> There is a "driver" in the front seat and his controls are supposed to
>> be able to override the "autopilot". Lawyers will have a field day
>> with it though. Steve KB1CHU
>> On 3/24/2015 10:36 AM, qrv at kd4e.com wrote:
>>> APRS tracking so sane people can avoid the thing?
>>> Now there's a safety idea.
>>> Cross-country robotic driver sounds like trouble waiting to happen.
>>> The whole idea of non-human vehicle operation mixed with human
>>> operators on the same roads, plus accidents, construction, debris,
>>> animals, etc. is nuts.
>>> Who, or what, is responsible in an accident?
>>> Owner (not in direct control), programmer (wrote the code),
>>> manufacturer (created the mechanical beast), bureaucrats
>>> (who allowed the foolishness of mixing human & robotic drivers)?
>>> That thing hurts a member of my family and I'll sue every person
>>> and organization listed. (And I'm not a litigious person.)
>>> Why not test those beasts on some of the millions of acres of
>>> human-access-limited Federally-seized lands? Or, let the military
>>> practice evasive maneuvers on a base? Or maybe on the Southern
>>> border with cams attached - patrol while testing?
>>> OTOH the passenger in Teddy Kennedy's car, and those impacted by
>>> accidents caused by Joe Biden's motorcades, may have fared better
>>> with robotic drivers.
>>> Off my soap box ...
>>>> Would be cool if they put an APRS tracker (AP510) in this car...
>>>>   http://www.gizmag.com/delphi-drive/36604/
>>>> Bill, WA7NWP
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