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There is even the farther-off prospect of cars that do not need anyone behind the wheel. That would allow the cars to be summoned electronically, so that people could share them. Fewer cars would then be needed, reducing the need for parking spaces, which consume valuable land.
Of course, my first thought was how I had been working with Google Maps for months to get one small locality I work with moved correctly placed in the US instead of the UK.
Anyway, I'm being clever. Interesting story.
vehicles that operate without human intevention are inevitable
They said in test runs there was only one accidentThe issue is not how many accidents occurred, the issue is how many interventions were required by the human supervisor - the statement with respect to accidents (or lack of) is just spin!
You're thinking too narrowly kaled. Full autonomy is not required and AI is not necessary. I'm thinking about a modified infrastructure approach.
Driving a car vs. flying an airplane- which is more difficult?For a computer, driving a car is far more complicated than an aircraft because of the enormous variety of road types, conditions and obstacles that have to be handled and also the density of traffic.
Driving a car vs. flying an airplane- which is more difficult?The sheer volume of ground-based traffic is vastly higher than what an airplane has to deal with, plus that volume is crowded into a much smaller area - namely, roads. ;)