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[–] RevanProdigalKnight ago 

According to the article, several engineers and other people followed it, so they probably would have followed it into gas stations and filled it up.

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[–] volkov 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Here's the source to bypass the blogspam. It took 9 days and a team of engineers watching this thing.

http://www.delphi.com/delphi-drive

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[–] FormerFarker 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I guess my question is what was programmed into the vehicle from a directions standpoint? From what I've read previously, Google's cars do so well because they have extremely detailed maps of the areas out in CA to allow their cars to navigate the roads. I'm assuming that's a similar situation here. Not to take anything away from the achievement (stopping for lights, turning correctly, etc), but at first glance it feels like they told the car to go to NYC from San Fran when in reality it was most likely following an extremely detailed and mapped out route.

I guess I'm curious what would happen if the planned route was completely closed off for whatever reason. Would the car be able to continue navigating appropriately?

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[–] Antilogical 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The thing I wonder, but don't often see in the top comments of these articles, is how will these be integrated into the roads? Undoubtedly having 100% autonomous cars is the safest thing, but is it possible for that to happen? Will people give up their road driving willingly? And when autonomous cars are integrated into our lives, the number of accidents (whether few or great, human's fault or not) will be headline worthy with the car at blame. How long will autonomous cars have to fight against a bad reputation?

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[–] echotech 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I worry about the bad press that will happen when someone is killed by an autonomous car. I really hope we can see past the single incident when it happens and listen to the statistics instead. I'm not sure we will though. I can imagine congress now, "We have to take control."

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[–] CombustibLemons 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

IIRC, the cars are supposed to kill the people inside the car before anyone outside the car. So the chances of that happening is slim, at least for now.

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[–] RojoDiablo ago  (edited ago)

I love the part about "never for once drove above the speed limit" when the only reason speed limits exist are:

1) Because people in general can't be trusted to pay attention to what they're doing at any speeds, necessitating an artificial force limit, thereby lowing overall costs incurred by damage to life/property.

2) Making money for law enforcement agencies.

3) Providing probable cause for a stop (which really goes back to #2)

Edit oops, point being, a fully autonomous vehicle could (usually) safely travel much, much faster than any posted speed limit.

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[–] Krutonium 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

When everyone is driving at 175km/h it's unsafe to go slower.

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[–] 9-11 ago 

that must be some crazy gas mileage to not need a single fill up which require humans.

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[–] Krutonium ago  (edited ago)

It had a team following it in another car to fuel it up. And to observe it.

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[–] recursive ago 

Maybe it went through the states that are required to have gas station attendants.

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[–] pyres ago 

Only Oregon and New Jersey. Full Service stations where there is a non-required attendant would be searchable, but there aren't too many left.

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[–] 9-11 ago 

then who paid them? i dont want my credit card charged without a signature. did they write a note and tape it to the windshield with a cash envelope?