H LV <hveeder...@gmail.com> wrote:

> While it was technically the fault of the truck driver and not the fault
> of the self-driving shuttle, if the self driving shuttle had been
> programmed to allow it to back up the collision could have been prevented.
>

Okay, so the engineers will now program the thing allowing it to back up. I
am sure it can detect objects behind it just as well as it detects them
ahead and to the sides, so there is no danger to backing up.

That's the beauty of robots and computers. When they malfunction, you
correct them, and they never make that particular error again.

There is no doubt self-driving cars will make errors at first, including
fatal errors. Engineers will learn from these errors, improve performance,
and the cars will make fewer errors. Even at this stage, they make fewer
errors than human drivers.

- Jed

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