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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rethinking “driverless cars”

"Again, in aggregate this is 2-4% of time in driverless mode."

Cruise confirms robotaxis rely on human assistance every four to five miles

Let's say you're averaging 25mph through San Jose due to lights and such. Your 5 mile trip is going to take 12 minutes. For both of these statements to be true your ONE FUCKING TRIP is going to have a 15-30 second intervention.

And yet there's Hacker News, lapping this shit up.

veen  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As if an intervention is gonna last only seconds, lol.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one gobsmacked and outraged by that fact. Never thought that the definition of succes for a company like Cruise isn't "is this safe enough for rollout", but instead "are the downsides linearly scalable" like every other fucking startup.

kleinbl00  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We'll call it the Barra Rule: "obfuscate and cover-up until the outrage becomes self-sustaining"