I’m all for this:
Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting
Google’s self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a dozen autonomous cars has now driven 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control. While this is obviously very positive news for the project, Google warns that “there’s still a long road ahead.” The cars still need to learn how to handle snow-covered roads, for example, and how to interpret temporary construction signs and other situations that could throw its systems for a loop.
Google also announced that it has added the Lexus RX450h hybrid car to its self-driving car family.
People can be affected by the emotions when they drive, with driver-less technologies this can be circumvented. I’m waiting for this, it puts back the auto in an automobile. I can’t wait for this to be in Singapore one day. We could very well have our first accident-free day.
[And meanwhile, I am hearing some rumors about Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.]
I passed my advanced theory test for driving at Bukit Batok Driving Centre. I got all questions right.
Question, what do you do when placed in a situation where there is an old man still crossing the road after the green man has turned red?
- Sound your horn at the pedestrian to hurry him.
- Rev your engine at the pedestrian to hurry him.
- Be patient and wait till he finished crossing the road.
My favorite question.
“Fail” was flashed on my screen. A second ago, I was still feeling confident of getting at least 45 out of 50 (a pass). What went wrong? Why? Is the system borked?
Three years ago, I took the same test and I passed it before; now I failed.
In the next couple of minutes I ponder over my failure, I encountered sadness, regret, anger, shame, and then eventual acceptance. I even tried to find myself reasons of the failure and started to ridicule the way the questions are set and so on. Then it struck me what exactly I was doing; it’s the thing I dislike others to do. I have started to find avenues to blame my misfortune to make myself feel better. It seemed irrational and I’m ashamed to have had thoughts of finding objects of blame.
Shortly my internal struggled ended. I accepted I failed. Will try again.
Fail your driving test before? This grandma failed the preliminary written section 771 times. She wants to get a car for her business.
Woman fails driving test 771 times
A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times but is determined to keep trying to pass.
The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again on Monday for the 771st time.
Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.
Local media said that Cha sells food and household items door-to-door at apartment complexes, carrying the items in a handcart, but wants to get a car for her business.
Police estimate she has spent almost five million won to take the written test, with each test costing 6,000 won (£2,980) in addition to other expenses.
“I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I’ll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her,” one officer was quoted as saying. (Source: Telegraph)
She spent almost SGD$5488 or USD$3645 and she has a lot of patience!
I wasn’t really confident before the test with my falling eye lids and my sucky memory. The questions turned out to be easier than I thought.
The rules are:
- Be super nicey to pedestrians and your driving peers
- Horn? We love our neighbors. If there is an option that says you supposed to wind down your window and greet your driving peers – that probably is the correct answer.
- No reckless driving
- If the question is about punishment and you didn’t study, choose the maximum, it’s more likely right than wrong.
- Left is the right answer. Keep left in Singapore
More questions are rather common sense, it’s not hard to pick the answer that looked most right.
One down. Now it’s all the practical stuff which is a lot harder than I thought. It’s even harder when the instructor starts talking to you and you try to process what he says without crashing into a tree. It’s high level coordination you know.
Been a little busy this couple of days with work, theory test, PC show and a little something.
I passed my final theory evaluation. Went for a practice on Thursday and Friday and took the evaluation today. I was feeling kinda panicky this morning when I woke at ten and didn’t have time to do much reading up.
When the results got revealed. I see that I got 45 of 50 questions right. That translate to a 90% which is just pass! I returned home happily and blasted some music.