Re: [SystemSafety] Report on Google autonomous vehicles

From: David Haworth < >
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:59:56 +0200


The article linked from the document gives a hint that there may be some truth in your analysis:


On 2015-06-09 07:38:03 +0100, Matthias Güdemann wrote:
> > more recent insurance site claimed 23% for CY 2010. Wonder if there
> > is something inherently distracting about the Google vehicles that are
> > increasing this rate?
> When I was reading this report, I was reminded of someone who wrote
> about his experience with the Google AVs. He described them as driving
> in a very defensive way, almost timidly.
> Maybe this driving style is unexpected for others on the road?
> The report often states that the AV had stopped at a traffic light or
> stop sign, but there is no information about for how long it had
> stopped. From what I have seen in the US, many crossings without traffic
> lights have stop signs at every entry to the crossing and drivers should
> first stop and then proceed in the order of arrival.
> >From my driving experience in Europe, I'd be *very* surprised if people
> in the US would completely stop instead of just slowing down at
> crossings if it was obvious that no only else arrives; on the other hand
> Google AVs likely obey the road traffic regulations.
> Matthias
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