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#961 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:33 PM

I have humans operating Waymo so that the Waymos won’t crash, that’s what I have.

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#962 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:35 PM

You are wrong. Waymo is superior. Humans only intervene in edge cases.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 May 2024 - 02:36 PM.


#963 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:37 PM

Do humans monitor Waymo vehicles, and take over immediately if required?

Yes/no.

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#964 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:37 PM

No. Well after any serious issue. Waymo works it out. Humans later.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 May 2024 - 02:48 PM.


#965 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:45 PM

Waymo runs little routes doing repetitive things in specific zones with human intervention when required.

Every day there are a million trips by car/vehicle in the CRD. How many human-caused crashes? It’s such a small amount that it’s not even statistically relevant.

20:1 million would be a lot of crashes. Do we have 20 a day? No. But that’s 0.002%.

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#966 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:51 PM

Waymo is 200% or 500% more safe when it knows the terrian.  Wait until it knows everywhere.

 

I'm not saying it's an expert here yet in the CRD.  But when it becomes smart, watch out.



#967 max.bravo

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:51 PM

Even if Mike was right (he probably isn’t), nobody can deny that when every car on the road is part of an integrated autopilot network it’ll be much much safer than now.

When all the cars can communicate with each other to avoid collisions in spite of user error, that’s when we’ll probably see the most significant reduction.

I’d keep my eyes on the insurers for the best indicator of overall safety. Are auto insurers lining up to insure FSD? Or are they wary of it?
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#968 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:53 PM

Waymo runs little routes doing repetitive things in specific zones with human intervention when required.

 

 

Like military planes that cannot even fly without computers.    Coming soon to roads.



#969 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 04:34 PM

Even if Mike was right (he probably isn’t), nobody can deny that when every car on the road is part of an integrated autopilot network it’ll be much much safer than now.

 

Yes! The police will just command a vehicle to arrive at the county jail, with the bad guy inside.


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#970 lanforod

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 05:41 PM

Can we just have waymo drive the bums back where they came from.

#971 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 08:29 AM

British Columbia has finalized regulations to provide a minimum-wage and basic protections for ride-hailing and delivery workers using app-based platforms such as Uber, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes.

 

The Ministry of Labour says in a statement the regulations that will take effect on Sept. 3 are a first in Canada.

 

It says the changes are the result of years of engagement with various stakeholders, and they address workers' top concerns, including low and unpredictable pay, tip protection and lack of workers' compensation.

 

The new rules set the minimum wage for the time a worker is engaged in a job at $20.88 per hour, 20 per cent higher than B.C.'s general minimum wage, which went up to $17.40 an hour on June 1.

 

The province says the rationale for adding the premium is that the minimum wage does not apply to the workers' time spent waiting between assignments.

 

The rules will also ensure 100 per cent of customers' tips go to the worker and establish a 35- to 45-cent minimum per-kilometre vehicle allowance to help workers cover their expenses, as well as coverage through B.C.'s workers' compensation agency.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...ry-work-9076668



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Posted 13 June 2024 - 08:40 AM

^The NDP have been trying to kill off gig companies since they started. Have to keep their union and taxi buddies happy.

 

Now that drivers can decide which jobs to accept or reject based on location and pay, any bets that the next move by the NDP will be to claim discrimination?


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#973 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:27 AM

Uber says new B.C. rules will increase costs, Eby says companies can 'suck it up'

Uber said the changes would make the ride-share expense rate in B.C. 50 per cent higher than the comparable rate in California.


https://www.timescol...k-it-up-9080375

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#974 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:42 AM

Uber says new B.C. rules will increase costs, Eby says companies can 'suck it up'...

That's the socialist mind-set in a nutshell. 



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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:50 AM

Companies won’t “suck it up”. They will just increase rates for British Columbians. It’s not like Uber has ever made a profit. Or maybe they did for the first time ever Q4 2023.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 June 2024 - 09:52 AM.

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#976 Matt R.

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 10:03 AM

Companies never suck it up, they just pass it on to the consumer, like pst and gst! :)

The scary part is, this guy is buying votes by saying stuff like this. Unfortunately the people selling their votes also like food delivery apps, which will either stop serving them or raise their rates.
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Posted 14 June 2024 - 10:06 AM

...Unfortunately the people selling their votes also like food delivery apps, which will either stop serving them or raise their rates.

And then they will complain about companies like Uber ripping people off with high prices and demand that government "do something". Why are people so stupid?  :whyme:


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