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Richard230

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Automated vehicles vs motorcyclists
« on: July 29, 2017, 05:06:04 PM »
I thought this long article was pretty interesting and gives you something, perhaps unpleasant, to think about:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/highly-automated-vehicles-and-motorcycles-part-one
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Re: Automated vehicles vs motorcyclists
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 07:29:38 PM »
Good article. Thanks.

Once again, it seems the bulk of the challenge is the wetware between the ears. Turning any vehicle over to a computer-aided safety system, to the degree that you don't avoid a motorcyclist,h ought to be a felony.

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Re: Automated vehicles vs motorcyclists
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 08:32:39 AM »
I have a friend that suggested that one solution to the automated vehicle hazard is just to go about 5 mph above the speed limit. Driver-less cars will undoubtedly stay at the speed limit, so this should protect motorcyclists as long as they're moving. Sounds like a plan.  ;)
 
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Re: Automated vehicles vs motorcyclists
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 05:05:39 PM »
If you are still interested in the subject and have time on your hands, here is an interesting, but long, blog regarding automated vehicles vs motorcycles, part 2:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/highly-automated-vehicles-and-motorcycles-part-two

and one discussing liability should a self-driving car cause an accident:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/highly-automated-vehicles-legal-ethical-issues
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