Bloomberg just revealed
an IMPORTANT fact that hasn't been in the public realm.
and real programmers are RIGHT.
In fact autonomous cars can't even begin to deal with falling rain or snow on the ground. The autonomonomimizers have been hiding this fact in statements like "Tested for millions of miles in all types of weather." IN FACT the testing in rain and snow was halted quickly, and essentially all of the testing is in clear and dry conditions.
Predictably the techmonsters roared back in the combox with "Yeah, but humans are worse."
First, you didn't READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE. The article just TOLD YOU that aut-cars are VASTLY worse at SEEING in rain and snow. So bad that the makers haven't risked live testing.
Second. human-caused accidents in rain and snow are rarely VISION problems. They're almost all TRACTION problems. Aut-cars have no advantage at all in TRACTION. Modern cars already have some automation in brakes and differentials, but human judgment is still the main factor.
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