Monday, May 01, 2006

Smart Cars For Stupid People

Today I read an article about adaptive cruise control that amazed me ... not because of how smart automobiles have become, but rather how we as drivers have evolved into complete idiots. Some auto manufacturers are now testing a vehicle system the utilizes scanning lasers and radar waves to safely negotiate proper following distances as well as acceleration and braking capabilities no matter what kind of traffic or driving condition ... basically, you just steer. Auto makers claim that this computerized assisted driving has the potential of cutting heavy traffic rear end collisions by up to 75%. Idealistically, this could mean safer and more efficient traveling for all motorists by lessening the "human error" factor ... realistically, it's a machine and machines eventually and ultimately break. Hopefully, the car won't decide to drive itself off into other vehicles ... we all know what happens when you reverse direct current polarity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting idea. However I can just hear the excuses now, "Sorry Officer, my car failed to stop, not my fault"

May 02, 2006 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New from Cyberdyne systems right?

September 17, 2008 9:47 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home