Do you think robot cars reduce accidents ?

India
August 18, 2009 12:46pm CST
Dear People, Recently I have seen something interesting about robot driven cars in the discovery channel. Scientists say that it really reduce accidents and there is no need of a person to drive that car. Everything is robotic.. They say that these cars have sensors in them which will be routed and directed to the destination which is set in them. They also say that these are the next generation cars. How do you feel if it is driven by robots or by the car itself? Will they really reduce accidents? Do let me know your views.... Cheers... Have a nice day....
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@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
18 Aug 09
Yes i think it would be ok if a programmed robot will drive our cars as well!!i think it cna be a good issue to prevent many cars accidents and so you know a human can be wron when drives but a machine can be done only that one it was programmed for..so i think it cna bea good innovation and even will save some lives on the road!!waiting for those cars!!
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• India
19 Aug 09
Hi tonyllenium, What you said is really true. Humans make mistakes but machines doesn't most of the time. I think it will really be on the road very soon.. Cheers.. Happy Mylotting...
• India
18 Aug 09
what i feel is when we can think of making a robot which can drive with out accident why not we ourself drive safe way. most of the accidents happen because of drunk and drive. so we realize our mistakes we ourself can reduce the accidents. but let the technology grow but we should know how to drive safe only then we can program a robot to drive safe without accident.
@kb5000 (110)
• United States
18 Aug 09
check out the movie i-robot. it would be cool to have a car that drives itself. safety would be definite unless the robot is not programmed properly.
• India
18 Aug 09
Thats a perfect movie for robot in action so as you said if they are programmed properly then accidents may increase than to decrease. SO i feel that we need to depend on our own driving till we reach the highest of technology which can really make this dreams of robot driving car instead of us. But before lets us all drive without accident only then we can program the robot to drive safe. Am i right in saying this ?
• India
18 Aug 09
the robot car sounds to be good but each and every thing is made by human mind. As of now the technology has not yet grown to that level that robot can do everything in driving. But it might be a start so let welcome the next generation technologies. for me still believe my own efforts in driving the car
• India
19 Aug 09
Hi bro, The thing you have said is going to be real in just a few days. If they are experimenting and getting success in any one of the 2 activities they make, they will surely implement this plan... Lets watch and see the tomorrow...
• India
19 Aug 09
Thats really true that the technology will prove its efficiency and its good to see while its growing. But my concern is as this technology is growing to peak human activities are dropping down to still pace. is that not threat to human being
• Malaysia
18 Aug 09
I think Robot cas can reduce fatal accidents because robots are programmed machineries. They need instructions and programmers to carry out the work. Furthermore, responses from robots are slow unlike humans who can make harsh and daring irrational decisions such as beting the traffic lights. There are many other aspects that robots do differently. Its the way they are programmed which makes it safe.
• India
19 Aug 09
Really what you said it true. It really depends upon the program that made them to do things. They are very much unlike humans .. thats really a tru statement and of coarse we can reduce accidents if they are programmed correctly.. Cheers... Have a nice day..
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 09
I don't even know how to drive but I would say that these robot cars are probably a very good idea. I love technology and I'm thinking if these cars are going to reduce accidents then they should be brought out onto the market at the earliest convenience! I remember hearing something about this on one of the science channels and I remember being amazed! I think that these cars will sell like hot cakes once they are displayed in car showrooms. Andrew
• India
19 Aug 09
Hi AndrewFreyne, Yes really I too think the same. But we really doubt how much the expenses cost to these kinda cars. If its somewhat affordable we can surely go fot it... I think it makes people go a little bit more lazy.... Cheers Happy Mylotting...
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
18 Aug 09
I can't picture a car driving itself. That sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. Of course, yesterday's science fiction is today's science fact so anything is possible. The car itself might be able to keep from getting into an accident, but I don't know that it could prevent any other accident's from happening. In fact, it could cause other accidents to happen because people in other vehicles would see that there is no driver in the vehicle and freak out. It would be nice to have that kind of thing if you are on a long road trip, but I think that you would want to have some control over the vehicle to keep everyone else safe.
• India
19 Aug 09
Hi daeckardt, What you said is really interesting. People may freak out but they also would have the knowledge when these cars are in the road. Robots muct be programmed and checked as many times as possible to have this on real... Cheers... Have a nice day..
@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
18 Aug 09
Sounds good to me. I forgot to get my driver license renewed. Good chance I don't have one anymore. If you are late renewing, you have to do the drivers test over again. I have had my licence for over 22 years. I have my own way of driving, I will never pass that test. It is also to expensive. I don't have a car anymore anyway. But if you are right, than I don't need one for a normal car anymore. I will just need a robot car. Sounds good to me.
• India
19 Aug 09
Ha ha.. There you are.. Really most of them will be without the knowledge of driving and also be safe. But the funny part is, if the machines got stuck in some midway, and the person don't know driving then there starts the issue... Thanks for sharing your views.. Have a nice day.. Cheers
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
19 Aug 09
I am an Industrial Automation professional, I hate to tell you that the idea is un-viable at present. Without being too technical, let me explain why. 1) Limitation of vision. We humans have a 270 deg angle of peripheral vision with our neck turning either way. To get a similar range of vision for the vehicle we would require several "camera's" and a really keen computer and a very complicated program to mold all of these into legible information. It can be done, but terribly expensive. 2) The automation system can do something it has been programed to do, what about something unexpected? You only need to see the road traffic on Indian roads to get depressed. Unexpected is the rule rather than the expected. There is a huge chance of the system doing more harm than good. 3) There are many different schools of automation programming, such as Fuzzy logic, Neural network which can do a lot of guess work very accurately. But then all the multitasking we do while we drive is, in my opinion, very hard to automate. 4) Added to this, there is a question of "Marrying" mechanicals, electricals, hydtaulics and a host other enginering aspects to a very accurate combination, suited to different situationc. A daunting task indeed. There is a massive on-going research to develop a fully automated car and as of now it would be so technically complicated and expensive that the car companies have not reached a production level car yet. There have been some displays of "Concept cars", and, the issues have remained there, the "Concept". Let us expect a miracle and see this sort of venture as a success in near future.
• Sri Lanka
19 Aug 09
This idea goes in 50-50 way like say if robots are driving they will face some electronic problems so then traffic accidents will happen as we know computers get often stuck.Then if we drive manually errors will happen due to our careless driving if not we can control the accidents.I think drive by a human is far more safe than robots till now if someone finally would have found 100% sure accurate electronic system then on that day onwards robots will drive.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
it depends on the safety of the technology, i believe it might make humans lazy in driving and might depend so much on the A.I. problem is what if the AI malfunctioned while you are asleep? i believe we humans must still have the loop in driving the vehicle because it's our car and our responsibility
• China
19 Aug 09
suppose there was something wrong with the driving system , and it would be doutful whether somone dare to walk the cross when the light is red. maybe more accident will occur if people are irrational.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I don't know as its really going to depend on data and research of the statistics years down the road after robot cars are being used. personally i don't like the thought of being in a robot car at all as i feel in danger.
@mith018 (57)
• India
19 Aug 09
May be it might reduce but there are times that no machine or man can stop...
• India
19 Aug 09
i think robost can reduce the accidents still there is also limit for the robot it is not much intellgent like us you can reduce the accident to upto some extent only it is always better be human to ride, i think durning night timings the car must to be set to autocar so that it can drive slowly and make so reach home safely.. i think thats better half robot and half man.. happy mylotting
@Aylward (199)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
If programming of these cars or robots are bug free i think these will reduce car accidents for they will be much precise and accurate as human. But i doubt when this type of car will be experiencing not on their program, how are they going to react?
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
robotic cars are sure to reduce accidents, i hope. i mean these cars also need maintenance and probably a lot of it which busy people are unable to have time for. if being tired is one of the causes of vehicular accidents then tiredness can also be one of the causes of accidents of these robotic cars: tiredness to have it up to par with maintenance. just my thoughts...
• United States
18 Aug 09
I think that in the future robot cars will help reduce the amount of accidents that are on the road but there cars have to be equipped with all of the newest features that will be able to know when a car is in front of,behind or on the side of the robot car. There will have to be a sensor or something that will be able to tell the speed of the other cars so that the robot car can adjust accordingly.