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David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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6/29/2015 | 2:35:05 PM
Re: 50 states
@kstaron- I generally agree with you, but it isn't quite as rare as we think. Something like the healthcare exvchanges mandated by Obamacare might be a good example. Some states struck out on the own. Some let the government build one. but generally speaking, they are compatabile and they do their job. We've criticized them for being a mess. But they happened. I'm guessing to a certian degree we can say the same thing about smart infrastructure. At the same time, if I were a betting man, i'd bet on Google having am autonomous car first.
impactnow
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6/25/2015 | 12:41:38 PM
Re: 50 states
Today's point there are differences culturally that fuel the independent decisions made by our state versus the European Union . I don't know that we will ever see a complete parlel with anything implemented in the EU and the US . That said I see the benefits to both systems. I also see that they are fundamentally based on the relationship between government and corporations in the US versus EU. We operate in a much more independent perspective separating corporations from government while there is a more holistic view in many European countries. Ultimately I am excited about the possibility of a self driving car but I don't know that I will see the reality in my lifetime .
kstaron
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kstaron,
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6/25/2015 | 11:15:14 AM
50 states

If the US were to adopt a more cooperative viewpoint, it would require 50 states and the federal government to get on board to pay for a smarter infrastructure.

When have we gotten all 50 states to agree on anything? Much leass agree to pay for it? I can't even get street lights or sidewalks where I live because no one will cough up the funding. I don't see smart roads infrastructure coming anytime soon.

SunitaT0
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6/25/2015 | 1:05:40 AM
Re: Security should be a first thought
@jason you are right. The implications to making a car like this can be very deep. First of all money is not what you need but infrastructure is the main thing. If existing roads can be converted to robot driven car roads etc. And what about countries that are not third world can they have the same kind of technology?
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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6/24/2015 | 7:18:30 PM
Re: Security should be a first thought
@Jason Cook- Thanks, and also thanks for bringing up the security issue. It seems like on first blush the EU version of self-driving car is far more vulnerable. but at least you have a "schooling" kind of defense. the Google car idea sems harder to hack but you are 100% at the mercy of someone who targets you.
Jason Cook
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Jason Cook,
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6/24/2015 | 4:55:22 PM
Security should be a first thought

David, good thought provoking article that brings in the world view for self-driving cars.  I think like with everything, there will need to be global standards that are agreed or some type of convertor.  Think about power globally.  Now, most international travelers carry a power converter in their suitcase or the hotel will offer one.  Or think about wireless technology where TDMA, CDMA or GSM were fighting for global acceptance.  We now roam freely.

 

A bigger issue will be to agree on security up front on both philosophies.  If security is an afterthought, a bolt-on, then agreeing on a global standard will become even more important.  If either Europe of America consider security issues while they are developing and creating technologies for self-driving cars, then there is a shared risk that can be considered when developing standards.



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