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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:07 pm

Theft is theft but 10 years x 33 counts seems a bit excessive for the alleged crime. Of course, hardly anyone gets the max sentence but it still sets the tone for the case. So much for "don't be evil"

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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:28 am


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Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Not AVs per se, this study provides the most comprehensive numbers I've seen on the safety effects of various safety techs which most modern cars have, from better headlights to AEB, LKA, Blind zone alert etc.

GCC:
GM, University of Michigan show automated safety features preventing crashes
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... 0-gm1.html
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:45 pm

GCC:
New Ipsos study on autonomous driving finds most Americans simply enjoy the act of driving their vehicle
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... ipsos.html
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:42 am

Waymo’s robotaxi pilot surpassed 6,200 riders in its first month in California
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/16/waymo ... alifornia/

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Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:12 pm

GCC:
Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in Chinese autonomous trucking start-up Trunk
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... trunk.html
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 pm

GCC:
NYK conducts maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) trial with pure car truck carrier
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... 1-nyk.html
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:34 am

Toyota’s e-Palette will transport athletes during the 2020 Olympics
Twenty of the autonomous vehicles will be at the event to moves athletes.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/09/toy ... pics-2020/

Waymo tells riders to get ready for fully driverless rides
Handpicked riders in the Phoenix area will start riding in driverless vehicles.
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/10/wa ... n-phoenix/

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm

IEVS. It's actually about the capability of four current FCW/AEB systems, and their limited ability to detect and brake for pedestrians, rather than being Tesla-specific as the title implies:
Tesla Model 3 Failed To Save Dummies In AAA Emergency Braking Test
https://insideevs.com/news/377427/video ... -aaa-test/


The direct link to the AAA report is here:
AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY
BRAKING WITH PEDESTRIAN
DETECTION
https://www.aaa.com/AAA/common/aar/file ... ection.pdf


Suffice it to say there's a considerable ways to go. For a comparative test and explanation of the capability of FCW/AEB systems to react to cars ahead of them and going the same direction, see this C&D article from last November; one of the four cars was a Model S:
We Crash Four Cars Repeatedly to Test the Latest Automatic Braking Safety Systems
This technology is intended to reduce the millions of rear-end collisions that happen every year.
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a ... explained/
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:03 am

Thanks to a post at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-4136566, I learned an ep of NOVA: Look Who's Driving (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/look-whos-driving/) that just premiered on self-driving cars.

I haven't watched it yet but plan to within the next 2 weeks or so. My TiVo Bolt+ already recorded a SD version as a suggestion. I just set it to record a rerun in HD.

Their synopsis is:
After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to be better than humans at making life-and-death decisions. How do self-driving cars work? How close are we to large-scale deployment of them? And will we ever be able to trust AI with our lives? (Premiered October 23, 2019)

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