Everyday Pensacola

A place to discuss Pensacola, Florida area topics as well as the rest of the nation/world. To write a post, you must register and log in.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Autonomous Google car at fault in crash

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Eric

avatar

Posts : 9735
Join date : 2012-07-30
Age : 66
Location : Hoover, AL & Pensacola when I'm lucky

PostSubject: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:42 pm

http://www.popsci.com/google-driverless-car-at-fault-in-crash



Hits the side of a bus. Car going 2 mph, bus about 15

_________________
Ideas are funny little things, they won't work unless you do.
Back to top Go down
http://ericericson.net
Jake92



Posts : 1505
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 66
Location : Pensaclola, FL

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:36 pm

Of course it's in CA..
Back to top Go down
riceme

avatar

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 45
Location : Fox, Alaska

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:42 pm

Haha... so predictable! I would like to see one of them up here. Joking. I really would not. It would be a train wreck. Har har! Didja see what I did there?
Back to top Go down
mediawatcher

avatar

Posts : 3139
Join date : 2013-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:58 am

riceme wrote:
Haha... so predictable! I would like to see one of them up here. Joking. I really would not. It would be a train wreck. Har har! Didja see what I did there?

cheers lol!
Back to top Go down
riceme

avatar

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 45
Location : Fox, Alaska

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:44 am

mediawatcher wrote:
riceme wrote:
Haha... so predictable! I would like to see one of them up here. Joking. I really would not. It would be a train wreck. Har har! Didja see what I did there?

    cheers lol!

Wink Wink

On a peripheral subject... they do test a lot of cars up here. They call it the Arctic Test Track, but there is not actually any "track" to speak of. They just drive the shit out of prototype cars up the Dalton Hwy, which is the haul road that terminates at Prudhoe Bay. The Dalton begins at the Elliott Hwy, the beginning of which is 2 miles from my house, so at some point I get to see all these prototypes, which they cover in what I call "windbreakers" so no one can see them. It's like a car cover with a bunch of masking tape stripes all over it. It is very strange to see cars driving around with covers on them. It's distracting for sure, and in bad road and weather conditions, I'm surprised they let them do it at all. Anyways, my buddy that drives the haul road says that the prototypes are always in the ditch. Laughing

Back to top Go down
mediawatcher

avatar

Posts : 3139
Join date : 2013-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:42 am

riceme wrote:
mediawatcher wrote:
riceme wrote:
Haha... so predictable! I would like to see one of them up here. Joking. I really would not. It would be a train wreck. Har har! Didja see what I did there?

    cheers lol!

Wink  Wink

On a peripheral subject... they do test a lot of cars up here. They call it the Arctic Test Track, but there is not actually any "track" to speak of. They just drive the shit out of prototype cars up the Dalton Hwy, which is the haul road that terminates at Prudhoe Bay. The Dalton begins at the Elliott Hwy, the beginning of which is 2 miles from my house, so at some point I get to see all these prototypes, which they cover in what I call "windbreakers" so no one can see them. It's like a car cover with a bunch of masking tape stripes all over it. It is very strange to see cars driving around with covers on them. It's distracting for sure, and in bad road and weather conditions, I'm surprised they let them do it at all. Anyways, my buddy that drives the haul road says that the prototypes are always in the ditch.   Laughing


Having made the trek from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle in a tour mini-bus [truly an ALL day event]....if there are vehicles that can make it there...anyplace else should be much easier.....Beautiful scenery and glad I did it once but if there should be another return trip and that venture would be suggested...I'd pass....
Back to top Go down
riceme

avatar

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 45
Location : Fox, Alaska

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:41 pm

mediawatcher wrote:

       Having made the trek from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle in a tour mini-bus [truly an ALL day event]....if there are vehicles that can make it there...anyplace else should be much easier.....Beautiful scenery and glad I did it once but if there should be another return trip and that venture would be suggested...I'd pass....

I have actually not gone up yet but my friend and I want to take her son this summer. I understand that the drive can be harrowing and is not for the faint of heart... narrow gravel road, potholes as big as Volkswagen Beetles, fuel trucks barreling directly at you going 70 mi/hr...

On one hand, it sounds exactly like the access road to the mine. On the other hand, the access road is only 16 miles long. It's 200 miles one way to the Arctic Circle. Shocked

My buddy who escorts on the haul road says that people end up in the ditch because they see trucks coming straight at them and they instinctively swerve, whereas you *should* keep driving straight toward them until right before you collide, then both parties take their respective sides of the road, leaving mere inches between the vehicles. pale
Back to top Go down
Jake92



Posts : 1505
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 66
Location : Pensaclola, FL

PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:53 pm

I want to make the trip within the next yr or two..
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Autonomous Google car at fault in crash   

Back to top Go down
 
Autonomous Google car at fault in crash
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Everyday Pensacola :: General-
Jump to: