Category Archives: Autonomous cars

Life List #6/150 Write a Sequel to Unleashing the Roadwarrior

It’s been 15 years since I wrote and published Unleashing the Road Warrior and it’s interesting both how much has changed and how little has changed. I was planning on writing a book about traffic congestion on our roads and … Continue reading

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Are Flying Cars an Option

I love the concept, especially electric and low or no noise, but the last thing I want to do is look up at the clouds and see hundreds of ‘air cars’ instead of clouds and flocks of birds. I suspect that … Continue reading

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Tesla Alerts Driver of Impending Crash

This is the first time I have seen a domestic crash warning in action in a normal car, not a test track or artificial situation. These people were driving in the Netherlands when they heard an incongruous little beep. Hopefully they … Continue reading

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Remember the jokes about what if computer manufacturers built cars?

Mashable Australia put out a story this month about A Tesla that crashed while on Autopilot, where the ‘driver’ died and discussed the implications to the industry. So what exactly does autopilot mean. I’ve been on the jump seat on … Continue reading

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Synthia – A Simulation of Driverless Car Training

It’s an nice cartoon simulation, but I want to see the real video. In the simulation I noted: -Ambient light. Cool, that’s a real problem in only a few parts of the world, like New Zealand. As are long periods … Continue reading

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The GPS Made Me Do It

Here we go again, the GPS made me do it. It was 2AM or thereabouts on a Wednesday morning in Henrico County  when a driver apparently followed the instructions on his GPS and turned onto the railway track according to … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks and 18 Accidents From Following GPS Nav Instructions

A Wired story talks about the Otto retrofit solution where existing trucks can become autonomous vehicles for only $30,000. I believe it’s a work in progress, but an aftermarket upgrade that can convert an ordinary truck (manufactured after 2013) into … Continue reading

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