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Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now 84

Posted by timothy
from the controlled-by-ai-is-the-next-step dept.
An anonymous reader writes The office of the Mayor of London went into a bit of a panic this week after their own paper suggested that driverless buses could appear on the streets of the UK's capital at some point in the next four decades. The Mayor's office went so far as to suggest that they were really talking about driverless underground trains. Even more bizarre was the reaction of the city's taxi drivers' association — whose spokesperson claimed that the failure to deliver 'simple' software tasks such as speech recognition meant there was no chance of driverless buses appearing on London's streets.
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Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

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  • by nightfire-unique (253895) on Saturday August 02, 2014 @08:33AM (#47588435)

    Let's face it, driverless buses don't really exist. But so long as we don't regress back into the awful world of proprietary or non-standard extensions, why should buses need drivers outside of those shipped with the kernel?

    Methinks the mayor of London has a soft spot for microchannel!

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