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Google's Self-Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn
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webbrowan
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webbrowan,
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6/1/2017 | 12:05:03 AM
Re: The next step
The self-driving car industry is most certainly seeing more improvements and upgrades to its system in general. Car manufacturers are trying their best to imitate a real-life driver environment so as to counter real-life situations. Even though they might not ever get really close, but slow progress is greatly welcomed.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/6/2016 | 12:00:37 PM
Re: The next step
It would also be useful if the car would offer a tiny little toot for drivers in front of it who have spent too long without noticing that the light is green.

OTOH, you can see what's going on with the driver in front of you.  Are they clearly distracted and not likely to be moving any time soon?  Or did they just drop something and they're picking it up or whatever and they're clearly about to move -- in which case even the lightest, most polite honking will accomplish nothing but ticking them off.  Can current AI technology be programmed to observe and read this correctly today?
jastroff
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6/5/2016 | 12:11:09 PM
Re: The next step
For New York City drivers, only this will do for all situations:

>> If there is a situation that requires more urgency, the car will emit one loud sustained honk.

It's a very creative field -- autonomous vehicles -- when we get down to horn honking (which is closer to a mix of human factors and defensive driving)

Exactly how it will be used, though, is still being debated.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/5/2016 | 11:55:29 AM
The next step
For Boston driving, Google's also going to have to attach robotic arms and hands so the cars can flip the bird.


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