When Two Robot Cars Meet On A Street
Christopher Files / 2 years ago
When a car driver pulls out in front of a fellow motorist, you will more often than not be called a variation of the word banker, although to be fair most bankers are called, well as this is eTeknix there described as individuals with little intelligence of risk taking, as this is what I have been told to say by the editor.
But what happens when two robot cars meet each other on a regular everyday street? Wonder no more as on Thursday one robot car decided to cut off another robot vehicle on a San Antonio Road in Palo Alto US. The incident took place between a Google self driving prototype car which decided to cut off a robot car which was operated by Delphi Automotive, forcing the later to change lanes.
Google have been testing a prototype Lexus RX400h crossover which has been adapted to include sensors and cameras which hopefully enables the car to drive itself and allegedly see where it’s going. This tech may need tinkering with after forcing the Audi Q5 crossover which is operated by Delphi to change lanes.
The fail safe to these cars arrives courtesy of a human passenger who is sitting in the car for those occasions when the AI fancy’s a trip through Walmart, or Asda if you’re a reader in the UK. To my mind it just goes to show how advanced a human brain is and how as yet under developed artificial AI is. I am glad these cars are prototypes at this stage; otherwise I would certainly feel less confident pulling up at the traffic lights, only to look to my left and see a robot car who suddenly fancies a race with its owner reclining while playing Mario on the 3DS.
Thank You Reuters for providing us with this information
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