AI autonomous cars and the problem of where to drop off riders

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Having the AI self-driving car know where to drop off human passengers is a puzzling problem not high on the priority list of developers.

Determining where to best drop-off a passenger can be a problematic issue.

It seems relatively common and downright unnerving that oftentimes a ridesharing service or taxi unceremoniously opts to drop you off at a spot that is poorly chosen and raft with complications.

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The autonomous car industry is about to get hammered

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Today on Speed Lines: The “coronavirus economy” means a huge potential setback for self-driving car tech.

Good morning and welcome back to Speed Lines, The Drive’s morning roundup of what’s going on in the world of transportation. I think it’s Wednesday, although I’m not really sure anymore, let alone what that even means.

A ‘Bumpy Road’ Ahead For Self-Driving Cars.

As I’ve said many times on Speed Lines this year, the pandemic is unique in that it has left virtually no facet of daily life or sector of the economy untouched. It’s already drying up the capital markets, and that’s extremely bad news in the world of autonomous vehicles. Development of that technology is costly for both legacy automakers and new startups, yet there’s still no clear path to widespread deployment or profitability.

Adding semi-autonomous features to your next Cadillac or Volvo is one thing; creating fully robotic cars, and making money while doing so, is another thing. And it may be a pipe dream in this economy.

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Self-driving cars with “remote” drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.

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By 2025 autonomous cars could eliminate millions of jobs and reshape our economy

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Most people, including experts, think that with the large hurdles that exist for widespread adoption, the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades.  This could be a significant underestimation.   Continue reading… “By 2025 autonomous cars could eliminate millions of jobs and reshape our economy”

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