This is why you never see self-driving car prototypes playing in the snow 1


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This is why you never see self-driving car prototypes playing in the snow

We're a lot farther from general use self-driving driving cars than those in Silicon Valley would like you to believe.  The radar sensor in the front and the rear camera are completely covered. While the snow was falling, I had to turn off the parking assist because the falling snow was triggering the ultrasonic sensors causing the system to beep continuously while there was nothing around the vehicle.?

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  • Tim Lewis

    Yes.  Automatic driving will be awesome, and I think they will be able to cover a wide range of scenarios, but I'm skeptical about it being good enough to not need a steering wheel and pedals.  In-city, low-speed transportation (like what Google is doing now) is the most I would trust them with.  Beyond that, I want to be able to have control.  It's true that humans do stupid stuff while driving, but I think the safest thing would not be to take humans out of it altogether, but rather to have a combination of human and robot control.  I think if humans only had to be in control some of the time, they would pay much closer attention during that time.