Anyone else HATE self-driving road cars?
Like, they're struggling to figure out road condition signalling, lane keeping, automated clearance - all problems trains have had solved for decades if not centuries.
@emmy I can't hate them, but the reason for it is round-about. Self driving cars will be a suboptimal technology until they become the major drivers.
They also are in immature technology.
If you see them as a rural alternative to trains and buses, they could form a second level to a person-transportation network in a long term future.
Basically, I hate the hype, the current immaturity, but I love the prospects and the technology involved
I'm more positive about the /prospects/ for self-driving cars than human-driven; but the problems of so much wasted space c/o any kind of car remain.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org I've looked the proposals to set up separate, elevated roadways (often but not always with tracks, at least one version suggested very light cars running on bicycle/motorcycle wheels), on which you don't have scheduled routes but cars that carry 4-6 people from wherever they are to their requested destination.
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