perjantai 15. heinäkuuta 2016
Robot busses are an idiotic idea
I read from the local newspaper that in Helsinki they will try a minibus without driver but with some person present just in case. Later on they would guide the car from a distance when needed. Just idiotic. A real driver can immediately react if there are any problems. Ordinary traffic rules demand that the driver must not do other things at the same time as driving or his/her reactions are too slow to prevent accidents. Just today in the new there was a lot about a lorry(?) in Nizza France having killed 84 by driving qith speed 2km on a crowded street. That is what all robot driven vehicöes can turn into. And if a computer driven car goes wrong way it is difficult to correct the error, much more difficult than in a car with a human driver. Besides a bus driver is doing his job: being active in a practical task with senses open, social and with an understanding of where he drives, where he is going to and what it is like in the bus for the passengers: a bus driver creates a good way to travel, prevents fights and crimes in the bus, helps people find their way and learn local customs.
Lähettänyt Kaisa Hannele Tervola, f, 46, Savonlinna, Finland, Europe klo 19.13