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The lane departuere feature on my Subaru craps out a lot in the rain and dark. I don't think we're as close as people think.
People that think we're close understand that autonomous cars process visual cues in a far more advanced way than any production car with technology package sold today.
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Skepticism can be useful, but uninformed or misinformed skepticism is grating. Image recognition has undergone a revolution over the last 5-10 years. Autonomous vehicle developers are making use of the new technology, but as far as I'm aware, all cars on the road today are still using old-school approaches that are now obsolete.
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Skepticism can be useful, but uninformed or misinformed skepticism is grating. Image recognition has undergone a revolution over the last 5-10 years. Autonomous vehicle developers are making use of the new technology, but as far as I'm aware, all cars on the road today are still using old-school approaches that are now obsolete.
How long until this new technology will appear on new cars?
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Skepticism can be useful, but uninformed or misinformed skepticism is grating. Image recognition has undergone a revolution over the last 5-10 years. Autonomous vehicle developers are making use of the new technology, but as far as I'm aware, all cars on the road today are still using old-school approaches that are now obsolete.
You say "as far as I'm aware" - can you point to something more specific?
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Google's cars are probably the closest thing to "self driving" and they are not coincidentally leaders in image-recognition. At this point I don't think anyone knows how good they are or what tech they are using. There hasn't been a lot of news out of that corner. I suspect at this point, they have the technology but it's untested and expensive.

Tesla probably? has the closest to production cars. But they've only been working towards "modern" machine vision in the last few months... https://electrek.co/2017/11/10/tesla...on-capability/ Instead most of this year they've been trying to get back to where they were last year, when there was that dumb accident with the truck, and they had to scrap everything.

It's interesting to follow their progress-- mostly disappointing of course-- but still interesting how fast things change. One day the car can't stay in the lane for the life of you. The next day it never falters. Then another update comes out and it goes back to being confused.
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don't be comparing your $150 gimicky add-on on your vehicle to the state of the art equipment/research
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I hadn't thought about the patent wars aspect of all this R&D. I wonder how likely these patents are to hold up once cars start hitting the road and companies begin suing and countersuing.

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https://www.mediapost.com/publicatio...r-patents.html
You mean all of the controversies that will ensue?
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DETROIT—Saying it had radically reenvisioned the very concept of the autonomous vehicle, Buick on Tuesday unveiled the first-ever self-buying car. “In what marks a watershed moment for this company, we here at Buick are proud to present the first and only car that purchases itself,” said Buick spokesman Matt Grossinger, calling the new Buick Acquisition revolutionary in its ability to put a down payment on itself automatically, removing the need for any human initiative at all."
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