False positives are a big deal in any kind of intelligent system and can be really dangerous for vehicular autonomy. In many cases a false positive is worse than a false negative.Auto makers say automatic braking mishaps are often the result of “false positives”—the vehicle’s computer getting confused by a nonthreatening object like an overhead sign or a shadow and triggering the brakes.
False positives are a big deal in any kind of intelligent system and can be really dangerous for vehicular autonomy. In many cases a false positive is worse than a false negative.
This problem won't go away and will only get worse as advanced driver assist programs become more common.
google waymo said:During our early days as the Google self-driving car project, we invited some employees to test our vehicles on their commutes and weekend trips. What we were testing at the time was similar to the highway driver assist features that are now available on cars today, where the car takes over the boring parts of the driving, but if something outside its ability occurs, the driver has to take over immediately.
What we saw was that our testers put too much trust in that technology. They were doing things like texting, applying makeup, and even falling asleep that made it clear they would not be ready to take over driving if the vehicle asked them to. This is why we believe that nothing short of full autonomy will do.
I had 37 packages delivered in the past 2 weeks. Some of them> 30 lbs but most of them was car parts or tools that was under a lb. Seems a waste for anything but a drone.Google/Fedex's drone delivery outfit (Wing) officially started Drone deliveries today. They've been doing this in Australia and Finland, but FAA regs take forever.
True but 4 days this last week I had packages from UPS/FedEx/USPS on the same day. Most them were light. Things like oxygen sensors, or a specific socket, or memory cards or case fans. 1 drone trip could have eliminated the need for 3 drivers as some of the USPS packages came in addition to the mail truck. I'm just saying as neat as next day delivery on everything is these days from Amazon/Walmart, it still has room to get even cooler and more efficient and cheaper.I doubt they'd use the drones for anything but the most remote destinations tho. If the recipient is in an urban area it's virtually guaranteed to be more efficient to use a van because of the densities involved.
If you're far out in the suburbs and there's only 3 deliveries destined to your area per day, then yeah.