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It's much easier to make a solution that ignores the problems with full-automation handling a random driving route from point A to point B, anytime, anywhere. The routes are fully human per-mapped, caution flagged and have remote human monitor systems for the corner-cases the local computers are unable to handle. They build an electronic rail for the car to follow.Hi nsa,
The above is what I was referring too
Which I agree with.
This was impressive for the time.
Han Min-hong, now 79, successfully tested his self-driving car on the roads of Seoul in 1993 – a decade before Tesla was even founded. Two years later, it drove 300 kilometers (185 miles) from the capital to the southern port of Busan, on the most heavily-traveled expressway in South Korea.
Footage from the period shows the car barreling down a highway, with no one behind the wheel. A 386-chip-powered desktop computer, complete with monitor and keyboard, is placed on the passenger seat. Han is sitting in the back, waving at the camera.
When you see this from 1993 it's hard IMO to be impressed with a few cars on set paths today.
Even so, Han believes there are limits to what self-driving technology can achieve, and that true autonomy is beyond reach. Neural networks do not have the flexibility of humans when faced with a novel situation that is not in their programming, he said, predicting that self-driving vehicles will largely be used to transport goods rather than people.
“Computers and humans are not the same,” he added.