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1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
by squall_line
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Alt-text: "I'm working on a car capable of evaluating arbitrarily complex boolean expressions on 'honk if [...]' bumper stickers and responding accordingly."

See also: some episodes of "Last Man on Earth". Or the robotic self-driving overlords in the movie 'I, Robot".

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
by cellocgw
My guess:
Achieved: 1,2,3,5,6(limited routes), 12 (just ask Marvin)
To be achieved soon: 4,7(limited routes),8,10

I really want: 11, 14

To be unfair: it wouldn't be too hard for someone to hack my Tesla so that a red light triggers a switch of audio input to my USB stick containing V-8 unmuffled engine rev mp3 files.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
by peewee_RotA
And we're back.


This. Is. Hilarious.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
by Hiferator
I was just watching this video about the trolley problem that started with an application to self driving cars. Some coincidence.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
by Steve the Pocket
Mouseover has the real punchline, once again. Although we'd have to first invent cars that are capable of having an opinion on the things bumper stickers say. Either that or have them honk (or not honk) on behalf of their owners.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
by Moose Anus
Reads bumper sticker, "Honk if you're horny!" Moves horn button closer to passenger's crotch.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
by Brickmack
It seems odd to me to see "self driving car" and "fuel" in the same sentence. Electric cars are already sufficiently mature for widespread use, fully autonomous driving is not

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
by acrabb3
"Honk if"; Drop Table Map; "and you're lost"

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
by somitomi
I wonder how Eastern European people will convince their self-driving vans, that doing 120 kilometers an hour while towing a minivan on a trailer is perfectly fine...

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
by dtilque
Having sex in a self-driving car is no big deal. Probably already been done. The real quesion is: Who's the first to sex have with a self-driving car?"

As for arguments, as long as they don't start arguing about the Monty Hall puzzle or plane-on-a-treadmill question, we're safe.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
by xtifr
Brickmack wrote:It seems odd to me to see "self driving car" and "fuel" in the same sentence. Electric cars are already sufficiently mature for widespread use, fully autonomous driving is not

So, to your mind, "fuel" requires hadrons?

(Even if you're correct, I think people will continue to refer to charging electric cars as "fueling", much as they refer to pushing buttons on a phone as "dialing".)

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
by Mikeski
xtifr wrote:(Even if you're correct, I think people will continue to refer to charging electric cars as "fueling", much as they refer to pushing buttons on a phone as "dialing".)

Nah, it's already "charging", and "chargers" or "charging stations", everywhere I look.

But then I've never called adding gasoline to a car (truck, lawn mower, bulldozer, whatever) "fueling". It's always "[re]filling", as in "fill 'er up!".

"Fueling" a vehicle might be a non-USAan thing?

I only ever hear "[re]fueling" with respect to aircraft. Probably since we call what they use "jet fuel"... wheeled and tracked vehicles run on "gas" or "diesel" (or "natural gas" or "propane" or whatever; none of them tend to have "fuel" in their name, though.)

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 am UTC
by averageJon
I'm wondering how self driving cars will react to a "Honk iff you don't honk based on bumper stickers" bumper sticker.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:24 am UTC
by Soupspoon
averageJon wrote:I'm wondering how self driving cars will react to a "Honk iff you don't honk based on bumper stickers" bumper sticker.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Car

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 am UTC
by sotanaht
averageJon wrote:I'm wondering how self driving cars will react to a "Honk iff you don't honk based on bumper stickers" bumper sticker.

I was thinking of something similar. However, in your case they simply wouldn't honk. If they don't honk they just don't honk at all, regardless of what the sticker says. If they do honk than the sticker is basically telling them not to honk, so they still don't.

I can't really think of a "this statement is false" kind of paradox for the sticker that actually works.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 am UTC
by ruurdjan
#15 "The Dukes of Hazzard" gets a remake with a self-driving General Lee / Kitt cross-over as lead actor.

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 am UTC
by seanbrockest
For all the SDC's that might be reading this forum.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 am UTC
by RogueCynic
Speaking of self driving cars, I wonder how our friend is doing:

https://xkcd.com/1559/

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:32 am UTC
by JGeezer
Been quietly lurking for some time, but I had a dream where I was working on autonomous vehicles a week or two ago (really), and in it I said "Just say into here where you want to go, and it will take you somewhere that sounds vaguely like that".

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:43 am UTC
by ericgrau
JGeezer wrote:Been quietly lurking for some time, but I had a dream where I was working on autonomous vehicles a week or two ago (really), and in it I said "Just say into here where you want to go, and it will take you somewhere that sounds vaguely like that".

Can you imagine all the drunken navigational errors?

I've heard of someone who was drunk on new years who told the Uber app to bring them to a same or similar street in the next county. When the driver said "Uh, are you sure this is where you want to go?" the rider snapped at him and told him to shut up, do his job and bring her to the place she put down. This repeated a couple times and the driver said "Ok". She passed out and woke up upon arrival. Then she cussed him out and tried to file a complaint but in the end they determined it was not the driver's fault.

Now can you imagine a day when the car won't even warn you?

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:49 am UTC
by da Doctah
The car itself wasn't implicated, but I once had a GPS receiver insist that the shopping center I asked it to direct me to was in the middle of a cotton field.

(Research at a later time: not far from where the actual shopping center is, the same street name continues past a city limit boundary into another city with a different zero point for numbering. GPS decided from the number that the shopping center must be five miles further south in the other city.)

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
by measure
JGeezer wrote:Been quietly lurking for some time, but I had a dream where I was working on autonomous vehicles a week or two ago (really), and in it I said "Just say into here where you want to go, and it will take you somewhere that sounds vaguely like that".

"Diagonally!"

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:23 am UTC
by Wee Red Bird
seanbrockest wrote:For all the SDC's that might be reading this forum.

I might have a bit of goose in my ancestry, but I rarely honk.