DaBigCheez wrote:elasto wrote:duckshirt wrote:The accidents-per-mile ratios do NOT look good for the autonomous vehicles so far
Citation? Everything I've read says the opposite, even including this accident - and it seems like this particular accident would have occurred with a human driver too.
Maybe I'm just misreading their role, but...I mean, there *was* a human driver behind the wheel in this case, and they were unable to prevent the accident, yes? Not actively piloting the car, but there, among other things, to potentially take over in the case of an impending accident?
In User Interface studies it takes an average of ten seconds for a user to completely change from one interface to another. (IE: why your user interface needs to have a consistent form across your application/website/etc.). Changing between tasks while multitasking has similar lag times. I'd imagine that the same holds true from passively watching a car drive, to actively taking control.
Back of the envelope math at 40 MpH that's almost 600 feet, two football fields before the human user's brain has fully switched over to active control of the vehicle.