PDQ Mobile wrote:And you think full automation is the solution.
And I don't.
Doesn't need to be full, but even just applying the brakes would be more than half the population can manage - horn first, brake when it's too late.
PDQ Mobile wrote:It may be that such systems can be made to work in the future,(although I personally doubt it) but they aren't here yet.
Except they are and already outperform people in terms of KSI's per mile travelled.
How do you square that circle?
PDQ Mobile wrote:This million (I'll take your word) - in rural Africa, India, Asia, these people can hardly afford more than the basic necessities, the idea that they will all soon be in fully automated and therefore safe vehicles is absurd.
Africa and all the other people who can't afford stuff is where most of our old vehicles end up.
PDQ Mobile wrote:You have stated that your own new hi-tech buggy has serious shortcomings in regard of reliability of its "safety features.
Serious implies dangerous, where did I say it was dangerous?
You also seemed to equate the system in my car with that in a far more sophisticated car when they're not even remotely comparable nor do they pretend to be.
FWIW, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, cross radar etc etc in my car all work perfectly well and I've no doubt at a population level they enhance safety - not everyone is of your driving brilliance.
PDQ Mobile wrote:Additionally a great many modern vehicles already have "safety features" UBS is ubiquitous.
Yet your much maligned Morris Minor had only reasonable brakes. What happened? Drivers of the same left bigger spaces.
How many people were killed and injured when Moggies ruled the roads?