Chipping of Cyclists and Pedestrians in the US

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Chipping of Cyclists and Pedestrians in the US

Post by uPET » Jan 26 2022 7:45am

Is this for real? When I first read it, I had to check the date wasn't April 1st:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... cted-cars/

Will this really go ahead?

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Post by JackFlorey » Jan 26 2022 11:50pm

uPET wrote:
Jan 26 2022 7:45am
Is this for real?
Yep.

Not sure how this is different than reflector requirements. In fact, these are optional; reflectors are required. So arguably reflectors are far more onerous and "freedom-removing."

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Post by dogman dan » Jan 27 2022 5:42am

Biker bar stuff again.

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Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 27 2022 8:11am

Its headed that way...

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Post by speedmd » Jan 27 2022 8:52am

Would be great for new pup training if they decide on their own (and they sometimes do that) the other side of the road is where it's at.

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Re: Chipping of Cyclists and Pedestrians in the US

Post by MadRhino » Jan 27 2022 9:07am

If you can’t put brain in drivers, put brain in their cars. This had started for quite a while, and the evolution is pretty fast. Putting a beacon on bicycles, or in granny’s handbag, can keep ‘intelligent’ cars from hitting them, but most idiot drivers are not choosing cars for their brain...
Make it fool-proof, and I will make a better fool.

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Re: Chipping of Cyclists and Pedestrians in the US

Post by vanturion » Jan 27 2022 12:48pm

uPET wrote:
Jan 26 2022 7:45am
Is this for real? When I first read it, I had to check the date wasn't April 1st:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... cted-cars/

Will this really go ahead?
The study will and the printed moneys will flow to the private benefactors, but I don't know why something like this is even being considered seriously. Automated driving technology that can't deal with non-beaconized real-time object detection, resolve their vectors no matter the size, shape, or conditions, and make appropriate navigation choices is a non-starter. Privacy issues aside, a simple understanding of basic human psychology (common sense) would necessitate passive safety over active safety (requiring a beacon to go out in public) for technology that automates 2 ton low-speed missiles.

That safety transmitters is even being considered as a viable option for this technology, I think, speaks more to the current limits of automated driving technology than the mental retardation of lawmakers. Although I would never discount that self-evident factor either.

Consider the driving-assist experience of this former Tesla owner I read just the other day for context.

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