[tabi] Re: Driverless cars

  • From: Daniel Ben Moshe avinu <danielbenmoshe1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 17:22:15 -0500

Thats cool did you get an opportunity to work the controls?
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On 12/2/2015 4:51 PM, William Benjamin wrote:


Greetings,

I just had an experience today that I would like to share with you. I was asked to take a ride in a Driverless car. If you ever get the chance, I would recommend it to anyone.

It was an Audi A-7Consept car. I was introduced to the team with the car at the Tallahassee Antique Car museum. It was a fun gathering and we all had a grand time.

To be understood, this car cannot find its way into or out of a parking spot and drive like a traditional car. The driver piloted it threw traffic and then onto the freeway.

It is then when the car can drive itself.

We went down the road to the next off ramp and again the human took over the controls and got us to the other side of the freeway and we started back.

One demonstration that he made was when the car alerted the driver that we were getting off at the upcoming exit and an alarm sounded. The driver did not take over and the alarm got louder, and louder, until the car made the decision to drive directly to a safe stopping place. After that, the driver took over the controls again and we returned safely to the museum.

As I said, these cars are years from being used for every day driving for the blind, and others. What I am saying is that it was a good demonstration and I thoroughly enjoyed the time. Here’s to happymodering and may a car be coming to your neighborhood soon.

William\


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