Would you drive your car blindly? That is how one car relates to another: they don't "see" or sense each other. Humans have senses that help,, and we can use simple hand signals, or even the vehicle signals (horn and lighsts) to communicate with other drivers. If the car was as intelligent as a horse, it would never crash into a fixed obstacle or another unless the driver forces it to do so.
Having been in a horse wreck I must disagree.If the car was as intelligent as a horse, it would never crash into a fixed obstacle or another unless the driver forces it to do so.
Horse sh*t.Anthony Foxx said:This long-promised V2V rule is the next step in that progression. Once deployed, V2V will provide 360-degree situational awareness on the road and will help us enhance vehicle safety.
Ambulance chasers doing what they do. It never ends with these guys does it?“While these new technologies have the potential to save lives, security and privacy cannot be an afterthought in this new era of connected cars,” Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in a statement.
Ummm.......Marc Scribner said:Hypothetical safety benefits of the mandate will be trivial for the next 15 years, at which point far superior automated vehicle technology may be deployed to consumers.
This is a no brainer as we move toward Autonomous driving. You can't have one without the other.
In 30 years all cars will have autopilot. It's possible that human drivers will be banned altogether but I think it's more likely that human driving will be allowed with the assistance of an automatic copilot. The Volt has a gen 0 version of copilot, the forward automatic braking which prevents you from rear ending someone. A much more advanced version of that which prevents you from doing anything stupid would make it possible for a person to have some level of control without them being a danger to others.I give it roughly 30 years before you will have to get special permission, and pay a premium in insurance, to manually drive your car.
I have a high degree of certainty that the first and biggest initial impact is going to hit the long haul trucking industry since robo-trucks will be able to roll wheels 24/7 and that is going to mean huge profits for the owners.