Thursday, April 18, 2013

Driverless Bus Drones?

Had a thought today--suppose you put drone software and Google driverless car software in a bus?  So the idea is, the bus follows a standard route, which cuts the complexity of the job the software has to do.  The Google software works to get the bus around the route, but is set to put the bus in "safe" mode if there's any problem (i.e., a problem on the bus, a road situation it can't handle).  Meanwhile the "drone" software enables a remote operator  to monitor the bus and to step in to resolve problems. 

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