"accessible and shareable" while "maintaining privacy'"
'which sounds like someone's trying to please everyone simultaneously.'
Yeah, could have been written by teflon Facebook CEO / President Zuk!
The British government is offering up £25m for a half dozen industrial projects designed to test self-driving – and self-parking – car technology. The Meridian project will fund up to six infrastructure projects to "develop connected and autonomous vehicle testing infrastructure for automated parking and interurban automated …
They're called "taxis." We've had them for years. The AI is a bit suspect with its views on immigration, party politics and penchant for taking "shortcuts" which aren't, as evidenced by the meter reading at the end of the journey, but they tend to work quite well.
If we ever reached the point of having reliable 100% autonomous vehicles, well something struck me. At the moment, if you're stuck in traffic, you have a look around and see how many cars - taking up a load of road space - have only one person on board. Well if cars can drop people off right outside work and then go home or go elsewhere to park, we're going to have a load more vehicles taking up road space that have no people at all on board.
Congratulations to the person who bolted this zingy sounding non-idea onto the proposal, and therefore managed to extract 25 million from a clueless government by combining the words data and market and watching them go all weak at the knees as a prospect that seemed to combine tech modernity and free markets made them switch off their brains instead of asking "what the fuck are you talking about?".
Well, the car they've been testing with around the car park at the University of the West of England has a number plate with the letters "BAE". I'm wondering if they've been sponsored by Bristol's premier weapons manufacturer. And if so, what their end game is - vehicle based drones? Weapon payload delivery by car?
I would be up for that.
Streets seem to be full of huge cars, bigger than vans used to be years back
With old age creeping up (hence being able to remember vans smaller than modern breeds of Chelsea tractors) it's painful (literally) doing all head turning to manouvere into tight spaces without hitting anything, so self parking would be good
And speed bumps. The one in the picture looks like it has bodywork so low that it would get stuck in some of the pot holes where i live or beach on top of some the speed bumps, it would need special pot hole/speed bump detection equipment, perhaps it could ask Alexa how to fix the pot hole as well.
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