[LINK] Thought Volvos were supposed to be safe?

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Thu Mar 22 17:27:37 AEDT 2018

On Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:37:32 AEDT Paul Bolger wrote:

> It certainly didn't avoid, and it doesn't look like there was anything else on the road.

And it was also good weather.  Light glinting on the rims of her bicycle wheels straight in front of the car is visible for about one second before impact, which should have given plenty of time for emergency braking to at least be initiated.

> One thing it highlights is that a human who is supposedly waiting for the car to make a mistake is in reality not going to be able to react very fast.  It'd also be good to know how many days, weeks or months the chap in the drivers' seat had been watching and waiting for this to happen.

Supposedly "self driving" cars should not be put on the market in the pious or arse-protecting expectation that a human will take over in an emergency, because that's completely unrealistic & irresponsible.  In this case the driver looks as though he's engrossed in his mobile - what else would the manufacturers, safety regulators, legislators, et al expect?


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