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Kolohe wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 21:21
Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Jun 2021, 18:45 Fun with Tesla's "Autopilot":



I think I get roughly what's going on--it's not designed to interpret traffic lights as things that that can move down the street, so it's treating each new detection of the same lights as a momentary spotting of lights that are then obstructed from view. It essentially "thinks" it's going down a road with a lot of inactive traffic lights and tree limbs or something blocking them.

But, man. Fully self-driving cars are still a ways off.
Everything i read about how Tesla is doing autopilot seems to me they're doing it in the most engineeringly bassackwards way possible.

I.e. machines of one sort or another can sense the entire electromagnetic spectrum, you don't need to stick with just passive sensing of visible light. Use the gorram lidar systems that cars are already using.
The thing is, the engineers (and not just at Tesla) want to move away from lidar rigs for a number of (questionable) reasons.

Working self-driving is going to take a while.
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Eric the .5b wrote: Working self-driving is going to take a while.
*sighs*

I really do not enjoy driving and would love to have a self-driving vehicle.
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Aresen wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 21:29
Eric the .5b wrote: Working self-driving is going to take a while.
*sighs*

I really do not enjoy driving and would love to have a self-driving vehicle.
I like driving sometimes, but I'd like the option. And I'd really like a lot of shitty drivers to be safely watching YouTube or something.
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The only place I would really like to see self driving cars is at merge/choke points on highways, to enforce 'fairness' (and likely get everyone moving thru a lot faster)
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Kolohe wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 21:34 The only place I would really like to see self driving cars is at merge/choke points on highways, to enforce 'fairness' (and likely get everyone moving thru a lot faster)
Maryland is going pretty heavily on ramp metering in the next few years, and it seems like it should help a lot with at least the entrance ramps.
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Now here's a fine idea for a robot: something that will actually save farmers' lives.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 22:23 Now here's a fine idea for a robot: something that will actually save farmers' lives.
That is some really good engineering.
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Goddamn. It's going to look like the garbage compactor scene in Star Wars eventually.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 22:23 Now here's a fine idea for a robot: something that will actually save farmers' lives.
That is really cool, and a great example of how sometimes you have to be really close to a problem to even know about it - I never would have thought about a need for a grain-bin-inspecting robot.
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