[LMB] self-driving vehicles OT:

brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Sep 2 13:42:54 BST 2021

> On Sep 2, 2021, at 12:18 AM, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> My car has several "smart" features I enjoy: It can dim the lights when it detects an oncoming vehicle, it can parallel park by itself, and in addition to traditional cruise control, it has something called "adaptive cruise control" where I set top speed and how far I want to be from the vehicle ahead of me (the minimum is right around the 2 second mark), and it will keep the safety distance from the vehicle ahead, never exceeding the maximum speed, and never letting it come closer than the set distance.

It can stop one from backing up over a kid on a tricycle.   It can let you know there is a car in your blind spot.

Modern cars often hide bumpers from the driver, and it takes a while to know how close we can get to park without cameras front and back.

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