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by Pete Owens
19 Nov 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

Well that is the bit that was disabled - thus delegated to the human. However, if the function of the human is not the impossible emergency stop override, but to override the computers choice of speed and direction on approach to any potential hazard then the human will be driving the car not the co...
by Pete Owens
19 Nov 2019, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

The day that a computer will spot a 'mud on road' sign and slow in anticipation is probably a long way off. Likewise the children near the school who may run into the road. Maybe the IA can anticipate though? I doubt it. Are these things you have noticed in ape controlled vehicles? I would expect t...
by Pete Owens
18 Nov 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

If the human's tasks had been limited to safety and supervision, they would probably have spotted the woman, realized that the car wasn't reacting to her and braked as a human. To see why that is simply not possible take a look at the stopping distance chart from the highway code: https://assets.pu...
by Pete Owens
18 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

The hud concept is actually pretty easy for people to deal with - if something is, over the course of 7 seconds, repeatedly reidentitfied ( and thefire has the box around them change colour) then that’s easy to spot... This is getting even more absurd. I thought you wanted the safety driver to be f...
by Pete Owens
18 Nov 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

It's been stated by the US National Transportation Safety Board. eg: https://eu.azcentral.com/story/money/business/tech/2019/11/06/new-details-emerge-fatal-tempe-self-driving-uber-crash-pedestrian-elaine-herzberg/2508011001/ Cheers, that's quite interesting and far more detailed than the previous i...
by Pete Owens
17 Nov 2019, 1:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

A few comments, if I may, following what seems to be a lot of ill informed opinion from those who have never ridden the route, or at best only done so on half term or access weekend "quality time" breaks. The track is NOT a dedicated cycle route. Exactly the point those of us are making w...
by Pete Owens
16 Nov 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

The only resonable alternative to the boardwalk would be to re-instate the tunnel through the rock that was deemed to be dangerous when the route was established. So in one breath you claim proper infrastructure is impossible at that location... Also more concrete would perhaps detract from the A66...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Mike Sales wrote:I'm not quite sure what the moral is here, except that roads and cycle tracks are treated very differently.

Indeed - transport apartheid - except we are supposed to be grateful for our bantustrans.
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

I would use the A66 for a different reason to using that path. Ill take that as a "No" then If I were on that path it would probably be to enjoy the countryside and the company of the people I was with, taking in the trees, the birds, the sound of rushing water, and that sort of thing. If...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Doesn't it depend what the prime function of the particiular cycle path is? If it is to allow commuters to move about a city efficiently, I think your point is good. But if it is to facilitate recreational riding in a beautiful place, a bit of (very much within reason) sub-optimal path adds charact...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Do you want all cycle paths to be effectively roads, except that motorised traffic is banned? Yes. Would you be happy for the A66 to be constructed to the same standard as the NCN71 serving the same route? Doesn't it depend what the prime function of the particiular cycle path is? If it is to allow...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

And we wonder why cyclepaths are so rubbish when even cyclists celebrate our relegation to second class citizenship. Compare this to the road to Grasmere (a route of considerably less importance than the route to Penrith). This was destroyed in the same flood FOUR YEARS AGO. This wasn't a simple re...
by Pete Owens
14 Nov 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Uber car - software problem

Because this is a test vehicle - it is legally required to have a safety driver. It did. But if the legislators imagined that any "safety" driver could intervene in real time in an emergency situation they are deluded. A safety driver would be able to do things such as bring the car to a ...
by Pete Owens
14 Nov 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

And we wonder why cyclepaths are so rubbish when even cyclists celebrate our relegation to second class citizenship. Compare this to the road to Grasmere (a route of considerably less importance than the route to Penrith). This was destroyed in the same flood FOUR YEARS AGO. This wasn't a simple res...
by Pete Owens
13 Nov 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 3917

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

At least part of it was narrow twisty duck-boarding cantilevered out over the river and really wasn't suitable for cycling. I've ridden the track many,many times over the years on MTBs and CX bikes and the (very short) section of duck-boarding under the A66 bridge has never been a problem on a bike...