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Comment: Re:Not deploying driverless cars kills people (Score 1) 190

by u38cg (#47572721) Attached to: UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
Actually, the UK has significantly less - something like 3/4 per 10,000 as opposed to the US, which is something over 10 per 10,000. The disparity is smaller after controlling for miles driven but still around half. Mostly due to better driver training, safety standards enforcement, and drink-driving laws.

Comment: Re:Figures it would not be the US (Score 1) 190

by u38cg (#47572661) Attached to: UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
Hi. I work for an insurer. We cannot wait for driverless cars. Sure, there will be some difficult accidents and difficult litigation, especially initially, but that will be nothing compared to getting rid of the rear-end texting shunts, SMIDSY collisions, running red lights, and all the stupid-ass things that motorists already do that cost us money. Bring it on.

Comment: Re:Something like that (Score 1) 235

by u38cg (#47382217) Attached to: Radar Changing the Face of Cycling
In the UK, you can take the plate number and make a report of careless driving to the police. Although they almost certainly won't prosecute with no evidence, they will speak to the driver and frankly for many people just having a cop knock on the door is sobering enough. In my experience it's never worth attempting to deal with it on the scene; people aren't willing to admit they're wrong, ever.

Comment: Re:Useless (Score 2) 235

by u38cg (#47382201) Attached to: Radar Changing the Face of Cycling
My problem with it is that most of the time range rate with respect to a moving vehicle isn't of interest, because the driver of that vehicle is controlling his position with respect to you and can manoeuvre easily. The only time it is of interest is when it crosses the boundary to "too late to act", by which point, it is in fact too late to react. I really struggle to see what I would do differently based on the information this thing would give me.

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