Oh, self-driving cars are around the corner?
It's almost like the debate is taking place among people who have a hard time imagining life outside of cities.
This is a controlled environment, exclusively populated by trained personnel - in real neighborhoods we have cyclists, five-year-old kids chasing after stray sportsballs, and adults sensibly crossing quiet streets away from ped x-ings.
autonomous buses that can stop and keep you there if they don't like you, 'cause they got card readers, who takes cash anymore, and they're tied to your identity, so, if you board one and you're on a whatever government list you're facked, and that will just be the rationale to go full-bore with automated public transport
The touted example of the automated container-moving vehicles at container-ports is unique,
and a key factor in its success is infrastructure
all the routes are all laid out and marked electronically
here's no need for AI and complex vision algorithms to detect and follow conventional roads.
any system that could not pass that most basic of tests should not have been allowed on public streets
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