The autonomous car

The autonomous car
The Google car which was supposed to be in the market last year failed to meet their project schedule. Technicians in the project admitted that they were encountering small problems that cannot be discounted. What they have come up is a car that is driver-assisted which means the car can run by itself but it needs monitoring of a human driver in case there is a lapse in the reaction of the car. Ford is quicker because they came up with their own Autonomous Car which can drive by itself but needs assistance from a human driver. Like the Google Car, Ford’s autonomous car is yet to come out in the market. However, Ford has their Focus which is a self-parking car. It was in the market a few years ago. Owners are satisfied with the Ford Focus. The Active Park Assist will park the Ford Focus in a standard parking slot with nary a help from the human driver. For the car owner, it’s just like sitting pretty when it comes to the parking lot and let the car park itself. Would you buy that car even if it costs 20% more than the ordinary car?

Comments

gata montes
Even though I am fully aware that there are now many car manufacturers offering various models that will park themselves - I have to admit they're not something I've given much thought to - let alone considered buying - as not only do I think it an unnecessary feature - but I really couldn't justify paying 20 to 30% more for a vehicle with park assist - when reserving into parking spaces is not something that I have a problem with - as I just do it automatically.

As like they say - if you hold a drivers licence - its generally assumed - that you can drive a car forward - as well as backwards and park it too.
Posted by gata montes on 09-26-2017
Tania997
Autonomous car sounds like a great idea, but if you need a driver's license or at least some understanding of how a car works it just defeats the entire purpose of the project. Besides, who knows if the processor in one of these cars fails or has a small delay? Driving a car is dangerous and if you're not careful with it you can have some catastrophic consequences. I trust myself a lot more, an AI in these cars would never be perfect and a small failure could lead to catastrophic events.
Posted by Tania997 on 09-26-2017
jaysolano12
This is my concern about the autonomous car, Because I always heard in the news of its disadvantages of it. It seems the raw of this technology still under develop, so it should be test widely to a certain trial and error. A lot of accident I heard from other branch which I forgot the name of it. I still believed it has a lot of potential of effectiveness of this, so people who wanted to sleep while driving would be assist by this autonomous car.

When we discuss it in the past, it would be sound crazy, and people tend to avoid such discussion, because they believed it would be impossible to happen. I love to see a car using a map just to assist the driver, but sometimes I see it inconveniently, because most probably it's not accurate.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-27-2017
Sue
I would worry about the computer in the car malfunctioning and hitting another car or causing an accident. I would not have that much trust in a car. I know it can be done but I just would not feel safe at all. I would rather be in charge of what my car does then to depend on a car to do it by itself. I am not sure how much of this we will see in the future but I can see a lot of problems with them and many lawsuits when things go terribly wrong.
Posted by Sue on 09-26-2017
lovely
I believe this will be the fear of alot of people because we know all the time that machine malfunction and it will need the help of humans most time but with autonomous car,it might be difficult.
Posted by lovely on 06-02-2018
muaaz.93
It is a very, very long time until driving manually is forbidden or even particularly discouraged, with the possible exception of congested downtown cores and perhaps in a decade or two certain special freeway lanes.I'm looking forward to the car taking care of all the boring stuff.I'm looking forward to letting the car park itself in narrow, concrete pillar lined slots with much more confidence. Unless that happens leave me out.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-26-2017
Joteque
I'm not sure if I would pay more for a car because it can park autonomously while I'm in the drivers seat monitoring this mechanism. It doesn't sound like that big a deal, or deal breaker for me. If the car can drive me from point A to point B safely and perhaps make me a cup of coffee..!! Well never mind the coffee but I think the technology needs to progress a bit further before I can sign on to the possibilities that exist right now but the future looks very promising and I will check in from time to time on the progress thereof.
Posted by Joteque on 09-26-2017
Heatman
There is nothing technology wouldn't do and as the day goes by, I keep getting impressed with what each new innovation that is hitting us through technological advancement. A car that can drive itself, why not? I would give anything to have it. Just like the autopilot in aeroplane, it's going to be autodriver in cars.

If the tech and software installation is handled properly so that it doesn't malfunction or go offline or easily get hacked because everything is possible today in the crime world, as it's just a tech and piece of software program that is running the car, it's definitely exposed to hack threat as one nut job out there with high level training in computer and autobotics would easily hack someone's car and probably remotely operate the car and have such person kidnapped.

But if all these are well taken care of, people wouldn't mind the extra 20% increase in the actual amount required to buy such car, as I believe it's worth every penny of it.
Posted by Heatman on 09-26-2017
Marvadaum
Honestly now where would the fun be in driving a car that's completely autonomous? I mean sure we could have an autonomous car for when we are too tired to drive but it's got to have a manual option too or where is the fun in that?
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-26-2017
limberg
I've always dreamed of having a self driving car. It makes life much more convenient. It doesn't take the fun out of driving because these cars all have a manual mode wherein you get complete control of the car.

Having the luxury of letting the car drive itself has a lot of benefits. Imagine going home after a long and tiring day at work. Instead of driving the car, you can switch to auto mode and let the car do all the stuff. That would be awesome. I would be willing to pay more in order to grab a car like this.

If I had money, I'd get one in a heartbeat.
Posted by limberg on 09-26-2017
Denis_P
With the current state of autonomous vehicles, I might take the risk of buying a self-driving car but I think I would rather wait until they have been fully tested and have gotten most of the kinks worked out. I have this mentality for just about every new piece of technology, whether it be new phones or video game consoles. I first want to see how the initial release does, and wait for the issues and glitches to be patched up and then I'll purchase the improved second wave of devices.
Posted by Denis_P on 09-27-2017
Pixie
It can be very tiring to drive at times especially when you are stuck in the traffic jam or you have to drive for long hours. For those reasons I wouldn't mind buying this autonomous car even if it is a bit expensive. Nowadays everything is getting modernized and I think that we must adapt to the new technology. I know that many people are losing their jobs due to technological innovation. On the other side advancements in technology are only making things easier for us.
Posted by Pixie on 09-27-2017
overcast
I am wary of the automated cars and the resource. As you can see they are not going to be any safe. And as you can see that autonomous cars such as that may not bring much to the table. Also the amount of the efforts required to some of such cars by losing the control may not be good. And that's the thing about the car that may go wrong. I don't trust such tech for sure.
Posted by overcast on 09-27-2017
Wubwub
I don't think I would pay more just for assisted parking although admittedly that would be pretty cool. I am not entirely sure I am ready to trust a fully automated car and have my life in its hands but if the technology for it gets to the point where it's good enough to become the standard then I would be up for it. I don't think I would ever be an early adopter of this technology even if I had the money for it though because it's just too risky in my opinion.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-27-2017
jaysolano12
IT would be great, if autonomous car would exist, as long as it will benefit to everyone. I have still doubts, regarding the current autonomous car, because it's still under develop technology that in the future it would be successful enough to drive a car alone. The technology we have today will have a potential to replace human, as a driver, because most of it will cause accident by human error. It will come someday that, the autonomous technology will come somehow. The time is near about technological booming of autonomous.

The word itself is quite amazing, but also a frightening one. Because as far as I know, the technology still raw, for actual process in today's usefulness. Time will come it will be easier, for us to use it definitely. I think the probability of its safeness would low, as of now.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-27-2017
wallet
For is a good brand and it is well known that Ford has a better stability in the curves than all the other manufactured cars. Well, the answer to your question is NO, I would not buy such a car especially because it is an autonomous car, I usually prefer to drive the car by myself and have the total control, besides the price is too high, and I don't really think this kind of car deserve the investment!
Posted by wallet on 09-28-2017
lovely
I have been reading reviews about this autonouous cars and I think it a welcome development because people love it.I think people are just tired of driving themselves hence,the need to bring in an innovative thoughts in automobile section.

Driver assisted for me will soon be the next big thing with the general acceptance by everyone people are damn ready to acquire them despite the cost,so same with me wouldn't mind to purchase even with 40%,increase.
Posted by lovely on 09-29-2017
babyright
if i have the money then i can buy it since it has the ability to help you park your car by itelf, i think it will be very easy and a good thing to experience in out technology world.
Posted by babyright on 10-06-2017
vinaya
Let me first drive a luxury car such as Lamborghini or Ferrari then only I will be thinking about self driving car. I don't care about what kind of cars they are trying to build because I know I will never be able to use those futue cars because I have limited resources.
Posted by vinaya on 10-06-2017
Authord
Yeah, I would clearly buy the car, you should be asking whether the money is at hand, because if the money is at hand, then I'm really buying the car. The future is autonomous cars, they are the future of handicapped, but clearly not for me though, I have to be one controlling the wheels, it comes with a feeling I don;t want to lose.
Posted by Authord on 10-10-2017
jeiss
Autonomous cars are great technology for first world countries. I could buy myself one if using one conveniently is feasible in a developing country like where I live now. So I guess I'll wait till when it has been proven beyond reasonable doubts that it is okay to use one effectively in a third world country.
Posted by jeiss on 11-16-2017
Rmarsh1984
I have only recently obtained my class 5 drivers licence after years of procrastination and fear. I have finally overcome that fear and have gained a new level of independence I have never had access to before. That being said, I don't like the idea of autonomous vehicles. I suppose in a perfect world where nothing goes wrong, they would be great. In our world, the idea is a little unnerving.

As was mentioned earlier, computers are not 100% reliable. They can malfunction due to viruses, human error, damage, and repetitive use or electrical shorts. Now that everything is going to some sort of wifi hook up, there is the concern about someone hacking a car. If a person is still required to hold a licence and must remain alert in case of computer error, they may as well be driving themself. I also agree that the park assist feature that is currently on the market is interesting, but unnecessary. It also increases vehicle pricing.

Having an automated vehicle that is enabled with human override does not necessarily solve impared driving issues. If a person wanted, they could take control of the vehicle, and while not using their best judgement or reaction time, still could potentially cause lots of damage and even loss of life.

If a person gets too used to the car doing all the work, if it glitches and they needed to take over, would their skills still be as sharp? Would they be able to perform the maneuver necessary? It seems to me the idea of autonomous cars raises more concerns than it solves.
Posted by Rmarsh1984 on 12-15-2017
Vinsanity
Google cars is still not being commercialized even nowadays because of the same reasons. The reason why it takes too long is because we are talking here about cars which can cause death when becomes faulty. Google cars as far as I know uses GPS. GPS is responsible for Google cars' directions and for them to determine the shortest route and avoid traffic. GPS today is still not accurate. There are times when GPS does not tell you your exact location because of location hopping by which is not acceptable for Google cars.
Posted by Vinsanity on 05-19-2018
Corzhens
That’s also what I think about the reason for the delay of Google car to hit the market. They are fine tuning the car and taking time to check on everything particularly the safety and security of the rider. But I guess it will be out in the market at least in my lifetime. That car is very helpful with the seniors who have difficulty in driving. Can you imagine the glee of an 80-year old with his new Google car?
Posted by Corzhens on 09-14-2018
fishbate
I think it's a good concept because in the long run provided with the right technology these cars will help in managing traffic because of its driving protocols. It also eliminates driving when your not feeling or you are not able to drive due to some reasons.
Posted by fishbate on 08-02-2018