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Old 12-10-2019, 04:06 PM
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Look out Houston pals

Walmart is launching driverless grocery delivery in 2020 to select Houston customers.

eek.

i didnt think we were there yet with autonomous vehicles.

be careful out there all!

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/10/...eries-houston/

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Old 12-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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None of my pals are aware of this service.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:24 PM
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Yikes!
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:25 PM
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I have heard of food deliveries on campus. That thing doesn't look road-worthy.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:33 PM
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I have heard of food deliveries on campus. That thing doesn't look road-worthy.
Can that thing kill you if you get run over by it?

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Old 12-10-2019, 04:56 PM
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given the absolutely horrendous skills of most human drivers, this doesn't bother me one bit.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
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I live and cycle in Houston. I’ll keep y’all posted on any sightings / issues / feedback.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:23 PM
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agree with Seramount.

Walmart has a LOT to lose by murdering pedestrians, cyclists etc.

Uber Volvo SUV + Human + Safety Software shut off = Dead Pedestrian.
Not even a wrist-slap.

ATMO. YMMV.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:58 PM
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an autonomous vehicle isn't going to run you over on purpose, but their safety rate is considerably worse than human drivers.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:17 PM
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can't wait to see the youtube videos of ol' jethro "accidentally" bumping into that with his diesel dually.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:28 AM
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This is great. Instead of Amazon porch pirates, we can have Walmart Nuro pirates. Everyday is Christmas for thieves.

I read somewhere that 6% of packages are stolen in NY.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:55 AM
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Considering problems we are having with 3 Teslas crashing in last few months on autopilot and problems with Volvo ubers I would be on the watch for those things....
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:24 AM
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Now wait a sec...home delivery is where I open my door and the goods are handed to me or they are at the threshold. I'm going to have to open the door and walk to the curb or the driveway to get the goods with this service? PPffttttt.

The developer claims the vehicles "drive like my grandmother". Slowly and inattentively? Be safe out there.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:43 AM
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I'm far more concerned about openly hostile and aggressive drivers than I will be about this.

I had a bad run in the other day with a guy and those situations are far more concerning to me than a brainless machine.

Too much is made of these automated vehicles as a menace. The real menaces on the roads are people texting and driving, drinking and driving and blatant aggression and stupid driving. I'll put driving with overly worn tires in their too, especially in the upper Midwest in winter.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:02 AM
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an autonomous vehicle isn't going to run you over on purpose, but their safety rate is considerably worse than human drivers.
I'd like a reference on safety rates please...

As an aging roadie, I can't wait for autonomous vehicles. If nothing else, they don't stare at their damn phones all the time, nor do they drink and drive or suffer from road rage.

I've got a Ti rod in my right leg from my first bike/car physics experiment. I figure it's only a matter of time before I get run over again.
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