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Bumpyroad

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fj12ryder wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Have seen too many parents who have more children only to get fatter welfare checks.
And that has exactly what to do with this thread?


about as relevant as half of the posts. [emoticon]
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I see in today's WAPO a report titled "Driver in fatal Tesla crash too reliant on autopilot. NTSB says.
the article stated "collision mitigation systems do not reliably detect cross traffic".

yep, why worry about cross traffic. [emoticon]
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Not to mention that the truck turning in front of the car didn't stop either. It wasn't strictly cross-traffic, it was a left turning truck.


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if he hit the truck broadside, that would mean that the truck was in front of him and it didn't brake,etc.??
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Bumpyroad wrote:

if he hit the truck broadside, that would mean that the truck was in front of him and it didn't brake,etc.??
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Yes, very similar to what would happen if you had the cruise set at 74 mph, and a truck pulled out of a side road directly in front of you. The software acted very like a human in this instance, not a good thing.

OTOH the accident might not have occurred if the truck had also been driven by something other than an extremely fallible human.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

I see in today's WAPO a report titled "Driver in fatal Tesla crash too reliant on autopilot. NTSB says.
the article stated "collision mitigation systems do not reliably detect cross traffic".

yep, why worry about cross traffic. [emoticon]
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The Tesla report I heard says the computer took semi-trailer sitting above the ground as a road billboard.


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OOOoops

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Many who have court ordered devices on their vehicles just get a friend to blow into it for them - and away they go. Also would want to make sure you don't use mouthwash or take any of the cold medications that have alcohol in them.

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I just visited a California DMV last week. Four and one half hours later I walked out without a renewed disabled placard. I was still an hour and a half away from P1032
Cardiologist came first.

That is one failed state...

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

I see in today's WAPO a report titled "Driver in fatal Tesla crash too reliant on autopilot. NTSB says.
the article stated "collision mitigation systems do not reliably detect cross traffic".

yep, why worry about cross traffic. [emoticon]
bumpy


The Tesla report I heard says the computer took semi-trailer sitting above the ground as a road billboard.


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OOOoops


obviously that billboard was at fault.
as stated OOPS
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As mentioned, passengers would not be able to use phone either.

Perhaps sensors on the steering wheel. If 2 hands aren't on the wheel except for perhaps 15 seconds such as turning, might stop some of the texting.

Although talking on the phone is just as bad as texting as the majority of people can only concentrate on 1 thing at a time.
Start paying attention to people that are talking on phone while driving and you will see what I mean.

Before cellphones, we had enough problems with people talking in car, tuning radio, etc., now add cell phones... Some people seem to have to have a phone in their hand while driving.

Stiffer penalties for having a phone in your hand while driving, texting or talking. Treat the offense as a DUI as the results are about the same... JMO

As a note, here in FL anyway, they have sensors that can pick up particles of marijuana. It found particles on a dashboard of 1 of our trucks that couldn't even be seen. The same could be used on people suspected while driving.

Driving is a privilege, not a right...


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