you heard it here first... Elon Musk prediction

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Kobayashi

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One of the fatalities was a guy that was watching a movie. He had driven the route hundreds of times (daily work commute) and a tractor trailer turned in front of him across the divided hwy. Car never saw the truck, drove under it decapitating the driver and kept trying to go after getting stuck in a field a ways down from the accident. At least the guy didn't suffer or kill anyone else.
I think we're going to find out that "self driving" vehicles aren't workable until 100% of vehicles are self driving, or that the feature can only be used on roads dedicated to self driving vehicles.
 

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I think we're going to find out that "self driving" vehicles aren't workable until 100% of vehicles are self driving, or that the feature can only be used on roads dedicated to self driving vehicles.

I agree completely. One old truck on the road will absolutely shit can the idea of a self driving car. If 100% of them are autonomous, then fine... system will work. Throw just one wrench into the system and you have catastrophe.
 
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Autonomous systems are only as good as the programming. No computer ever will be able to outthink the human mind.

The only autonomous systems that will come close are those on rails. Even those will never be 100% safe. Many places have them but the trains (subways and passenger trains) still have a driver at the controls just in case.

This is why Musk's autonomous freight lines will never work. It is bad enough his self driving cars are not safe, who would want to be on the road with trains of these 18 wheelers barreling down the highway.

If they had taken the toll lanes (those that are isolated from the main interstate and not just double white lines like on 85) and made them for trucks only, the highways would be much safer. Also, big slow downs on hilly interstates would not be as prevalent because the 18 wheelers slow the rest of the traffic when they have to slow down for steep grades.