SF's self-driving taxi opponents say they’re concerned about AV safety, but the numbers tell a different story
Favorite part of this is thinking of someone arriving at the scene of a mass shooting, walking past the bodies, only to denounce a car being in a slightly different place than they would have optimally preferred.
It is incredible that that in virtually all of these gaslighting scenarios, the same Luddite, misanthropes are involved:
Biased Media - check
Technologically Ignorant Politicians - check
Archaic Labor Unions - Check
The fact that human progress is in the hands of these people is a black pill so large that an elephant would choke on it.
I’ve been following this from SF and simply can’t believe the stupidity of the public discourse on this issue. Traffic accidents are the single most terrifying thing to me as a parent who cycles everywhere with my kids. I can tell you first hand that AVs are a million more times predictable than human drivers who are constantly swerving in front of me, acting like the bike lane is their personal parking spot, revving their engines to race through red lights, and almost dooring me as they mindlessly doom scroll as I go by ringing my bell to alert them of my presence (and my kids presence as well). The day all cars are AVs can’t come soon enough, especially in the crazy streets of SF.
the fourth, the “collision did not include any contact”.
Can you expand on this? Have I been missusing these words for my entire life?
do you happen to have the normalized data? As someone who teaches intro to quantitative methods, I'd love to use this piece to illustrate the need to normalize.
I demand the right to fantasize blowing my brains out in an hour of traffic to go 5 miles. If cars drive themselves and give me back that time for me to focus on other things how am I supposed to make water cooler conversation with the forgettable people at my job about our shared dissatisfactions?
Waymo and Cruise Geo cached vehicles. In certain cities. Whatever. (Yawns). The real story is Tesla's self driving capabilities on any road, in any city or any town, anywhere. But.....Elon Musk.. so, no story.