Driverless bus gets in accident. LOL!

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    Anyone who spends more than an hour a day with a computer knows driverless cars are decades away.
    Civilization is a driverless car heading towards an uncontrolled train crossing.
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    Oh great. Sensors become dirty and it stops in the middle of the freeway because it does not know where it is at because the sensors are dirty.
     
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    sounds like there is a flaw in the program because the driverless bus did not have the option to go in reverse to avoid the accident.

    the fault was with another vehicle which the driverless bus sensed and stopped then stayed still like a sitting duck...
     
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    Not every technology works when first released...

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    The bus, which can carry up to 11 people and communicate with traffic signals, stopped itself when its sensor noticed the truck backing up.


    “The shuttle just stayed still and we were like, 'Oh my gosh, it’s going to hit us, it’s going to hit us,'” passenger Jenny Wong told local NBC affiliate KSNV. “And then it hit us.”


    The massive tires on the truck left a noticeable dent in the small blue vehicle.


    Wong said the truck driver didn’t even see the self-driving bus, which couldn't go in reverse.

    Self-driving bus gets into accident on its first day in Las Vegas


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    Won’t be long until the first driverless bus to get hacked.
     
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    Only if you program it to stop immediately. Most lenses to not become totally opaque in an instant. It tends to be a gradual thing. And programming a driverless car to simply stop in the middle of a freeway would be insane. But programming it to not start if the lenses are getting close to dirty enough to be a problem is simple.

    Plus, as I have already said, ultrasonic sensors would be less vulnerable to grime buildup, and would still provide good data even in fog or rain.
     
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    Only if the driving system is connected to any wireless communication.
     
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    So a bus, that is stopped, is hit by a truck. And you blame the bus?
     
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    If the driver could not see that blue mini bus, he needs to have his CDL pulled immediately. One of the complaints about driverless vehicles is that they will not be able to see a pedestrian. But this human driver could not see a vehicle that is as long and as wide as most passenger vehicles and looks to be considerably taller.
     

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