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Driverless Vehicles Expected to Navigate Intersection of Safety, Speed

ScienceDaily.com -- How do driverless vehicles navigate through intersections? Faster and safer than if humans were in charge, according to researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Research.

Autonomous vehicles will turn themselves over to an automated intersection controller, which will allow the vehicles to move at the speed limit, with the controller tweaking their trajectory to prevent crashes, explained Ismail Zohdy of Cairo, Egypt, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering at Virginia Tech, and Hesham Rakha, director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility at the transportation institute and professor of civil engineering at the university.



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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 6:11:21 AM

Wouldn't need red light cameras if these are "in control"...

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It's a matter of time--but not in my time.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:32:18 AM

Your car is a terminator already
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 10:25:40 AM

I would rather maintain control for many of the reasons some others have listed. Besides before you know it, we're fighting Terminators. ;^)
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:50:41 AM

So now anyone can drive, even your 5 year old
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SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:43:58 AM

Unless you can guarantee that a driverless vehicle's computer won't lock up like a personal computer, I'd rather not have them on the road. Even worse, what if the automated intersection controller malfunctions? What a mess that could be!
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:48:13 AM

I would still be very fearful if I was a pedestrian trying to cross the intersection.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:20:50 AM

I prefer to do my own driving.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:20:39 AM

driverless????? can you send it to the store for you
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No Thanks!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:32:53 AM

Good, but what is the point?
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"Not Newsworthy"
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:11:04 AM

Can't wait
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 6:23:16 AM

near Slaughter Road?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 6:15:46 AM


Great! ... then you can sue the manufacture when you crash?

In a "Who's to blame" society.
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Women will love this car, they can put their makeup on while the car steers itself.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:19:55 AM

The way some of these morons use their texting and talking on the phone the driverless car would be safer. It is amazing how few people can not talk and drive at the same time to say nothing of texting.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:19:14 AM


WOW!

What a boon to blind people!

With voice-recognition installed, they can simply get in the car and tell it where to go.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 4:54:49 AM

nice
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I want a car that drives itself and gets 100 mpg - now.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:36:52 AM

This might help with the people who are a danger to society when they drive, this might keep the road
A little safer...LOL
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:15:28 AM

Oh, cool! A car you can blow your horn at in New York City and not get flipped off.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:47:27 AM

It will be a long time before they are put to use - think about it - no red lights means no red light cameras
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:44:14 AM

I will not drive a driverless vehicle, nor will I ride in one.
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@rodzilla123 You are partially correct, but you forgot the lack of parenting skills that made that generation the way they are.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:40:39 AM

Driverless vehicles might actually be safer than vehicles driven by humans.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:40:35 AM

Not for me.
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I would not trust them
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:36:41 AM

Driverless vehicles need to look out for drivered vehicles that will run a light and cause an accident.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:34:58 AM

no thanks
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:33:16 AM

This University study is all fine and such, but, from my 45 years of driving experience, it is my opinion that the Impatient American raised Drivers of this country wont stand for a computer doing the driving for them!! Americans are Impatient and demanding of their "Rights" do do as they please. Our youngest drivers are a Spoiled, Petulant Self Important bunch that think they have the "RIGHT" to do as they please, Youngsters that feel they have the right to go 82 MPH on Highways and Freeways limited to 55 and 65 MPH. If for no other reason, certainly not Love of Country, they will rebel for their God Given Right to go faster, cut off other Drivers and be First, in front of all others that, because its their RIGHT!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:32:37 AM

Sounds interesting, but too early to tell
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:31:49 AM

This is a very scary concept, especially with flaws in computers etc.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:31:47 AM

what happens at non-standard or complex intersections, guess have to stop texting and drive
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:28:15 AM

Interesting
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pretty soon you may have your choice, driverless cars or cars driven by dogs
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:20:28 AM

I'm not sure how comfortable I would be letting a computer navigate my vehicle. I already have three different backup methods at work because I don't trust my desktop or laptop to always be reliable, nor do I completely trust the backup systems. How about we just teach people to drive? That being said, have you been to a Walmart lately? People just zoom out of the aisles with no consideration whatsoever that people might be walking down the main aisle. They probably drive like that.
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"Who Pays" is a very good question.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:18:30 AM

More time to text.

[Edited by: unicornpmb at 12/6/2012 1:19:24 AM EST]
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rd2000
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:18:08 AM

yes who fault is it when it goes wrong
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:17:45 AM

Do we really need a driverless car?
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Who is at fault when a chip fails and a wreck occurs. This is a nice Mr. Wizard project but not practical in the real world!
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more jetsons
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:09:46 AM

AMEN, DABEE1073.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:09:29 AM

okay..interesting
thanks for posting GB blog
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I have read that computer driven test cars are planned for Ann Arbor, Michigan in the near future.
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I can not wait to see the carnage.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:08:03 AM

Going to be interesting when these vehicles hit the streets in enough volume that we notice them.
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Who pays when the computer crashes and people die?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:06:03 AM

What happens if I run into an autonomous vehicle? I mean, really ram it?
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