Poll 2016-12-04 When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are:
When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are:
first available
4 votes (16%)
better than a student driver
1 vote (4%)
better than average humans
6 votes (24%)
better than the best humans
5 votes (20%)
absolutely flawless
4 votes (16%)
5 votes (20%)
Reply 4 comments

How about *Never* (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-01-07 22:36 (#282A6)

At the rate that systems are remotely crackable and the short lifespan of maintenance releases I'll have no part of it even if it means driving autos that are no newer than 2012. I'd rather be responsible for my own driving than trust that some 13-year-old in Russia isn't going to smash the vehicle I'm in through the front door of a bank just for the LOLs.

Re: How about *Never* (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-09-27 21:25 (#33EB4)

You think that is not possible with non-self-driving cars?

Does your car have any sort of internet connection? Then it is hackable.

Great idea (Score: 1)

by iphonecrazy@pipedot.org on 2019-06-03 16:02 (#4GDFY)

Self-driving cars are the future - it's crazy that we all drive around in our own tin cans! Accidents just waiting to happen. In 100 or so years it will look mental that we each had our own little car, and they could all reach much higher speeds than was safe or necessary. So dangerous. Can't wait for full automation, all cars perfectly sensing where others are on the road, slowing down and speeding up in synch with each other, leaving the perfect amount of space between each vehicle, avoiding stopping and starting all the time, tail-backs, hold-ups, traffic queues, bumps, scrapes, parking disasters, etc. Everyone nice and slow in total control. Will be life transforming for elderly people, disabled people, people who can't drive/ don't want to drive, people after a few drinks etc.

Between (Score: 1)

by randomfactor@pipedot.org on 2019-08-19 23:19 (#4NHEZ)

Better than average human isn't good enough. Like 95% of the drivers out there, I'm better than the average, so that's not good enough.

Better than the best human, however, is more than I require.