So this is who they put those features in for
@Sir_Boops or, put another way, this is why we can't have nice things.
Infantilise immature and dumb people.
@anna @clacke @Sir_Boops Maybe, but the average driver's performance gets virtually no scrutiny, and you can't batch-improve the average performance of a large number of drivers with a code update.
I'm betting on slow-but-steady improvement, partly driven by air-traffic-style post-incident investigations. Also the greater consistency of the computers: they don't get drunk, tired or angry, and they don't have lapses of attention.
@anna @clacke @Sir_Boops Whereas I'm looking forward to "sorry mate, I didn't see you" being a historical footnote.
Don't get me wrong; I don't mean to dismiss your concerns with "that won't happen.
I fully expect there will be problems, some of which will be fatal. But we already have way too many of those with human drivers, and humans can't be systematically improved.
I'm not betting on robot drivers as they are now, but as they can be.
@Sir_Boops im so glad that my car doesnt have any of these nannies, or whatever subaru calls onstar. but i have a theory that all these assists make people worse drivers
@makestuff Ye it's weird af going from a car with all the safety shit in it, then back to mine with...well this only safety feature in it is airbags XD
@Sir_Boops they gave me a forester as a temp and it had everything and it flipped the fuck out at the roads in pittsburgh. also the brake assist must assume that you have the reaction time of a baked granny. like just rolling is a legit way to slow down...
@Sir_Boops My dad always told me to drive slower in rain. We use metric here but looking at that conversion, slowing down is definitely needed! Then again, we also banned all use of cell phones without Bluetooth in cars in Canada, so unless it's the passenger using it, that would be illegal in 2 ways here, speed and texting.
@jlbee 70 mph is about 115 kph
Clearly you're in the commie part of Canada ;p
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