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Why not?
A gyro would give the computer all the information it needs to counter-steer. Most cars already have stability control systems in place to manage the throttle and brakes in a slide.

i have a '06 explorer, they used to have flipping problems back in the day but now if i cut a corner with too much speed the car breaks itself.

i really think i would be hard pressed to get it out of control.
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Why not?
A gyro would give the computer all the information it needs to counter-steer. Most cars already have stability control systems in place to manage the throttle and brakes in a slide.

I think the point was not in the cars ability to remain in control, but be able to react to, say, a car that swerves into your lane. If I saw a car coming at me in my lane, I would dive to the shoulder or even off the road to avoid hitting that car head on. A robot car may be programmed to slam on the brakes and remain in its lane, which in most cases will result in a collision.

From what I've read about these cars, they are actually taking in way more information than a human driver possibly could. First, they have 360 degree vision, and can react accordingly, as all of that vision is accessible at the same time (as compared to a human, who would need to turn and crane their neck to even see a blind spot). This in and of itself gives the robot car an advantage, as it may be able to judge a safer escape path than a human ever would be able to.
 
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Accident fault is usually determined by who hit who. The automatic car should be treated just like whoever was in it was driving.

Yes, but you cannot give a speeding ticket to a company, can you?
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post #25 of 80
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I think the point was not in the cars ability to remain in control, but be able to react to, say, a car that swerves into your lane. If I saw a car coming at me in my lane, I would dive to the shoulder or even off the road to avoid hitting that car head on. A robot car may be programmed to slam on the brakes and remain in its lane, which in most cases will result in a collision.

You need to take a look at how adaptive these cars are with city driving.
Computers can process information, much much much faster than we as human could ever do.
As soon as something traveling faster than 0mph, composite, is coming at the car in more than 1 or 2 sensors, it's going to know it, and it's going to have a pretty good idea of what to do, the instant an object of invalid space presents itself, as it has already been keeping track of literally everything around it.

Google is a place of culture, collaboration, and concept testing.
I'm sure they've been able to come up with more than one solution to issues like these.
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Yes, but you cannot give a speeding ticket to a company, can you?

Actually, I assume that's exactly what would happen. Google would be billed a ticket and expected to pay it. If a car crashes into someone, Google will be taken to court for the case.
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Actually, I assume that's exactly what would happen. Google would be billed a ticket and expected to pay it. If a car crashes into someone, Google will be taken to court for the case.

Yep. Although I doubt that a speeding ticket would happen on stock software, these are computers we are talking about after all. If the software or hardware malfunctions, it will be google's fault, since you don't have any control over it.

Now, if you modified the software to have the car run over the speed limit, then the fault lies with you.
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post #28 of 80
If the Google car crashes, the person in the driver's seat is held responsible. If anything goes wrong, the driver can take control immediately by turning the wheel, or pressing the brakes/gas. The driver is also expected to monitor the car driving at all times.
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Skynet.
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Well, what if everyone just had an autonomous car? you wouldn't have to worry about human error as far as getting into an accident. Blowouts? In the future tires will not blow out, and if they do they will automatically self inflate. This technology already exists as well, but obviously would be more refined in the future.
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