1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

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1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby squall_line » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm UTC

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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".

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby peewee_RotA » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:25 pm UTC

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Hiferator » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:26 pm UTC

I was just watching this video about the trolley problem that started with an application to self driving cars. Some coincidence.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:34 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm UTC

Reads bumper sticker, "Honk if you're horny!" Moves horn button closer to passenger's crotch.
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Brickmack » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:32 pm UTC

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

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby acrabb3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 pm UTC

"Honk if"; Drop Table Map; "and you're lost"

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby somitomi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:01 pm UTC

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...
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby dtilque » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 pm UTC

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?"

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby xtifr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:49 pm UTC

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".)
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Mikeski » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:20 pm UTC

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.)

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby averageJon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 am UTC

I'm wondering how self driving cars will react to a "Honk iff you don't honk based on bumper stickers" bumper sticker.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:24 am UTC

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.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby sotanaht » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 am UTC

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.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby ruurdjan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 am UTC

#15 "The Dukes of Hazzard" gets a remake with a self-driving General Lee / Kitt cross-over as lead actor.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby seanbrockest » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 am UTC

For all the SDC's that might be reading this forum.

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby RogueCynic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 am UTC

Speaking of self driving cars, I wonder how our friend is doing:

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby JGeezer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:32 am UTC

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".
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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby ericgrau » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:43 am UTC

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?

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby da Doctah » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:49 am UTC

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.)

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby measure » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:20 pm UTC

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!"

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Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Postby Wee Red Bird » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:23 am UTC

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.


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