This is one example of why driving cars is so complicated. There are huge amounts of variables to account for.
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by:Andrew Leniart
That's just an example of us Aussies keeping the rest of the world on its toes :-)
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by:Brian Matis
And the data is being used to create a system of radar and cameras that can detect kangaroos and apply the brakes if a collision is imminent.

The use of radar seems great for this problem and a key advantage that driverless cars can have over humans—the incorporation of sensors that aren't just vision-based.
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by:Daniella Barion
The car can be more dangerous than a weapon. There are countries where the number of people killed in traffic accidents is higher than in countries at war
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by:Dustin Saunders
So...  what you're saying is that we should put weapons on the cars to deal with the kangaroos?  I can be on board with that.
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by:Daniella Barion
No, I didn't want to say that at all.  Cars are dangerous and can take people or animals life. It's important to drive safely and to have features that might help, it is nice.
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by:Michael Arciniega
@Dustin, they tried something like that in the Great Emu War and lost so idk if its such a good idea...
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by:Andrew Leniart
So...  what you're saying is that we should put weapons on the cars to deal with the kangaroos?  I can be on board with that.
LoL!  You wouldn't *really* shoot Skippy would you? :)
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by:Dustin Saunders
@Daniella - I know, I was just teasing.

@Michael -  I'm actually quite familiar with the Great Emu war.  I use it all the time as an allegory.

@Andrew -  No judgement in brainstorming!  :P
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by:Lucas Bishop
From what I've seen, Drop Bears confuse driverless cars as well.
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by:Brian Matis
@Lucas - I had never heard of Drop Bears before... Had to go look it up. I can certainly see why driverless cars get confused!
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