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Deutsche Post DHL First Adopter of NVIDIA's Self-driving Truck Tech

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Germany's national postal service Deutsche Post, which also runs one of the world's biggest private logistics firms under the DHL brand, will be the first adopter of NVIDIA's self-driving truck technology. Deutsche Post envisions a near-future in which self-driving vehicles reach the sender's address to pick-up packages (the sender probably inserts the package into an automated machine), after which the truck drives itself to the nearest hub (or the receiver, if they're within the truck's service area). Package deliveries, too, will be handled by automated trucks that vend-out packages to receivers curbside, upon some authentication.

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IMO I think these self-driving cars/trucks will become a problem on the roads.
I see accidents coming....
 
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IMO I think these self-driving cars/trucks will become a problem on the roads.
I see accidents coming....
But machines drive better than real people
 

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But machines drive better than real people
Ok... As long as they don't fail for some reason....(and that can be many reasons IMO)
 
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Ok... As long as they don't fail for some reason....(and that can be many reasons IMO)
I’ll trust tech before people they fail all the time :roll:
 

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I’ll trust tech before people they fail all the time :roll:
:pMistakes happen, especially with software.
A while ago I on TV I saw a few self-driving cars fail, I'm sure there is lots of information about that on the internet.
 
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:pMistakes happen, especially with software.
A while ago I on TV I saw a few self-driving cars fail, I'm sure there is lots of information about that on the internet.
Man where i live we have over 10 car crashes a day. Our crash rate jumped 20% in the last 6 months

The rate of self driven failure is less than that sadly

So yes i put my trust in a machine before i will ever people.
 
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There are normally at least two people involved in a fatal car crash; the dead person and the killer. Even with an unforeseeable accident the 'killer' gets a life of guilt. All this 'machines might fail' hysteria fails to recognise they will fail far less than humans. Yes, there will be deaths but far less than with human error.

So what's better? Robots please.
 
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Most people who have a great fear of self-driving AI don't understand how their own brain works. Driving is a focused task and humans suck at focusing. Once trained sufficiently, an AI never loses focus, doesn't get distracted, doesn't get tired, etc... Will there be scenarios it won't handle gracefully? A properly trained AI will make the best attempts to evade, decelerate or stop in those situations whereas a person will panic and do something stupid, like swerving out of control. 100% isn't the goal until all cars are self-driving and can communicate. Any improvement is still an improvement overall vs humans.
 
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Most people who have a great fear of self-driving AI don't understand how their own brain works. Driving is a focused task and humans suck at focusing. Once trained sufficiently, an AI never loses focus, doesn't get distracted, doesn't get tired, etc... Will there be scenarios it won't handle gracefully? A properly trained AI will make the best attempts to evade, decelerate or stop in those situations whereas a person will panic and do something stupid, like swerving out of control. 100% isn't the goal until all cars are self-driving and can communicate. Any improvement is still an improvement overall vs humans.
Agreed... human drivers are the deadliest thing i have to deal with on a daily basis.

auto.http://fortune.com/2017/02/15/traffic-deadliest-year/

40,000 people dead in 1 year from stupidity.

Now if we can only get a robot to follow people around and slap processed food out of their hands, we may be onto something.
 
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I assume it'll only work with standardized packages, if it's to be fully automated? No deal for my workplace sadly.
 
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:pMistakes happen, especially with software.
A while ago I on TV I saw a few self-driving cars fail, I'm sure there is lots of information about that on the internet.
Mostly Tesla's, which aren't really properly set up for full self-driving.

The info on proper self-driving tech actual suggests it does better than a real driver.