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Time for Uber to give up on the self-driving car

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chicago49
253 Driver
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like their program was utterly failing, and that's before they struck and killed a pedestrian...

Waymo, formerly the self-driving car project of Google, said that in tests on roads in California last year, its cars went an average of nearly 5,600 miles before the driver had to take control from the computer to steer out of trouble. As of March, Uber was struggling to meet its target of 13 miles per “intervention” in Arizona

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/technology/uber-self-driving-cars-arizona.html

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    chicago49
    OP 253 Driver
     4 years ago

    I'm amazed at the Waymo stat. 5600 miles without someone intervening?? damn.

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      dShaperoMDM
      112
       4 years ago

      Too bad Googlems reputation has severely hampered by this. 

      Does anyone one know how Tesla is doing on these tests

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        chicago49
        OP 253 Driver
         4 years ago

        well they haven't killed anyone yet so there's that.

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      chawes
      756 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      Yeah that's what I took away from this too. That seems incredible to me. I challenge any human drive to go 5600 miles without doing something stupid. Texting while driving, driving drowsy or drunk, etc.

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     4 years ago

    Wow. If they were doing so poorly, they shouldn't have been allowed on public roads! If you can't go 13 miles without someone stepping in to save the day, you're not ready for prime time.

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      chawes
      756 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      And keep in mind that's average. That includes all the "easy" miles of highway driving. They must have been stopping much more frequently in urban areas...

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Regarding the uber crash last week. "A video shot from the vehicle’s dashboard camera showed the safety driver looking down, away from the road. It also appeared that the driver’s hands were not hovering above the steering wheel, which is what drivers are instructed to do so they can quickly retake control of the car."

    Ok so this car which can't go 13 miles without someone intervening did not have a human driver for all intents and purposes. Uber basically unleashed this unreliable robot car on public roads and someone got killed.

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    FuegoJuno
    128
     4 years ago

    Here's a new conspiracy theory. The recent pedestrian killing was to bring Waymo down. They're gonna lose anyway

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    bombazine
    79
     4 years ago

    All of these programs should be shut down. This is a pipe dream. These cars will never be safe.

    "They were so busy thinking about whether they could, that they forgot to stop and think about whether they should."