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Comment Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 142

If drivers were more disciplined there wouldn't be as much slack space needed. I wish more drivers could figure out how to drive at the minimum following distance and only press brakes when necessary. Alot of times taking the foot of the accelerator is good enough to slow down. I don't think many drivers understand what effect their actions has on the traffic around them.

Comment Re:Programmed behaviour is programmed behaviour. (Score 1) 451

Google cars recognize pedestrians (of all sizes) and regularly notice them even when no human could. I'm sure the car would choose to hit another vehicle over a pedestrian or cyclist.

For a self driving car I am not sure a choice needs to be made. Most of the difficulty in stopping on time is the reaction time. With perfect reaction time, the car should be able to stop.

Comment Re:It'll never happen (Score 1) 280

Most of that could be minimized if people followed some basic things. Try to drive at a constant speed (speed limit if possible) and accelerate gradually. Brake only if necessary and gradually. Just taking your foot of the accelerator is enough sometimes. Make smooth transitions when turning. The benefit of all of this is improved fuel efficiency and much fewer accidents.

How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.