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Old 06-18-2019, 09:23 AM
kaseydog kaseydog is offline
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Does anyone have any current information on the status of the Voyage driverless suv/van?

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Old 06-18-2019, 01:39 PM
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I went to meeting a few weeks ago at Eisenhower where the CEO of Voyage talked about the status of the project.

(Voyage Self Driving Car-a.pdf - Google Drive)

While they are making progress, they still have a ways to go, for example he talked about how the car was going down one of the roads and got confused by a shadow of a palm tree in the roads.

I think most people feel that they would never get into one of those things until they are 100% safe. Well, my answer to that is they get into cars with drivers that look at their phones, play with the radio, talk to people in the back of the car (looking back as they do). None of that is "safe". Over 39,000 people die in car crashes each year. IF the Voyage could reduce that by a third (or more), then we would save a lot of lives. There are a lot of stupid drivers out there, we can't fix them, but if the car does something the programers didn't expect, then they can correct the code.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:33 AM
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thank you joel johnson for your informative reply. don't like driving in the villages anymore & am looking for alternatives. i will be checking voyage website to see how they are progressing.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:59 AM
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One was seen going around a Round-a-bout for days since it couldn’t figure out how to exit
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:29 PM
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It will be many many years before self driving cars become widespread and safe. The problems associated with a self driving are several order of magnitude higher than developing auto pilots for airplanes which people like to use for comparison.

In addition to the software not responding correctly to environmental factors such as road design, lighting conditions, snow, rain, wind blown debris and erratic village drivers, there is also the problem of hacking that must be solved before self driving cars are common place.

The computer revolution is approximately, 60 years old now and industry still cannot prevent hackers from attacking critical infrastructure 100% of the time. I, for one, do not want to die at the hands of a pimply-faced teenage nerd!
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:06 PM
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Couldn't figure out whether to use a turn signal or not....
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:36 PM
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:24 AM
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Does it stop for police cars? Who pays the tickets? Does it blow the horn if it doesn't like another driver? So many questions....
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:47 AM
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Back in February when they were first testing it here in TV, I passed it on the Morse Road Bridge. Appeared to only go the posted speed limit, and took the round-a-bout slowly. Saw it again on Rolling Acres a couple of weeks later, with a driver behind the wheel.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:02 AM
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According to the CEO of Voyage, the car will not break any laws, so it should stop for the police.

RDE3036, these "pimply-faced teenage nerds" are really middle age men and women with years of experience, but I gress you would rather risk your life with some driver that has been drinking or on drugs and you don't know it. A few years ago an airline pilot was stopped from flying because someone though he had been drinking, he was drunk.

As far as "hacking" goes, I asked the CEO what operating system they used, he said Linux, while hacking a Linux system is not impossible, it is extremely rare.

Oh, by the way, the governor signed a bill that allows for self driving cars to not need a driver starting on July 1st.

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