Driverless bus gets in accident. LOL!

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    It wasn't really the driverless vehicle's fault (or so they say), but the other driver, but I just found this kind of funny!

    Self driving bus crashes two hours after launch
     
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    Must be the evil auto manufacturers who don't have driverless cars yet, that is trying to sabotage the automaton cars and busses. I am sure someone like Hank Johnson is already spending our tax money to get down to the facts.

     
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    It was likely texting or checking Facebook.
     
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    Some say the problem with autonomous vehicles is they can't share the road with vehicles driven by humans, because they can't be made to understand that humans will do stupid shit on the road.
     
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    Distracted driving
     
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    Can a driverless car tell the difference between a piece of trash blowing across the road and a human crossing the road? What if the sensors are dirty?
    Law Suites are what will end driverless cars.
     
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    From the link in the OP:
    "Hours into the vehicle's inaugural journey, a delivery truck emerged from an alley and clipped its front bumper, city spokesman Jace Radke said. No one was injured and the truck driver was cited.

    “The shuttle did its job in that the sensors hit on the truck, knew the truck was coming and stopped as it was supposed to do. The problem was the truck didn't stop,“ Mr Radke said, adding that the collision served the larger goal of seeing how autonomous cars navigate."
     
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    Yes, they can tell the difference between a piece of trash and a pedestrian.

    And if the sensors are dirty, the car will notify the driver.
     
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    Kind of like a Car tells the Driver that it's time to change the oil? LOL
     
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    Actually, yes. Exactly like that. If the driver ignores the oil light coming on, do you blame the car for the engine locking up?

    Except the driverless car can be easily programmed to not run if the sensors become dirty. Also, not all the sensors rely on "sight". Ultrasonic sensors can "see" through dirty lenses and even other vehicles.
     

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