morriswalters wrote:Have you ever driven the wrong way down a one way street or gotten lost? I would presume that a autonomous car would handle unexpected things much as you do. Use the sensor suites that it will carry to see those steps before it drives down them. And surprise! If GPS goes dead the car still has eyes and maps, we navigated the world successfully without GPS for years. Autonomous cars don't have to be perfect, they just have to be safer than us. And if you have a preferred route I would assume that you would tell the car to use it and save it as a favorite, much like your favorite music playlist. I should share with you the fact that the thing I have come to hate most about driving, is that if I do it right, the scenery isn't really something I get to enjoy, its something that my passengers get to enjoy.
I have known that I was making a mistake by being aware of my surroundings and understanding that there was an issue. Would an auto-auto have the capacity to figure out that flights of stairs aren't driveable? How would the nav system figure out it was in the wrong place, or going the wrong way? It's just software. European drivers get stuck in hedgerows all over England following the GPS. And the possibility of malicious acts shouldn't be ignored.