https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/23/will-your-driverless-car-be-willing-to-kill-you-to-save-the-lives-of-othersBefore the study, the researchers suspected that the best way to make sure driverless cars are as safe as possible was through government regulation. But the surveys found most people objected to the idea. If regulations forced manufacturers to install moral algorithms that minimised deaths on the road, the majority of people said they would buy unregulated cars instead.
Quote from: SkepticTank on August 25, 2016, 07:57:38 PMQuoteThe cost of "fueling" and maintaining electric cars is one tenth that of regular combustion engine cars:skeptical: All else being equal, fuel at $2.00/gallon is ~$15/MMBtu (million Btu's). Electricity through the wire at the house is $0.10/kWh which is ~$30/MMBtu.However, Electric car energy efficiency is about 3x better than internal combustion (Carnot cycle) efficiency.So fuel costs about Two-Thirds for electric versus gasoline.Maintaining electric cars is a bit more of a stretch for cost. You could make the case that the body/suspension/drive train costs are the same but the engine/transmission costs for internal combustion are much higher. However, the electrical costs are larger for an EV.I too am skeptical of the claimed 10x savings for fuel/repairs.
QuoteThe cost of "fueling" and maintaining electric cars is one tenth that of regular combustion engine cars:skeptical:
The cost of "fueling" and maintaining electric cars is one tenth that of regular combustion engine cars
I'm waiting for posterless messageboards.
I believe IC engines operate on the Otto cycle, not Carnot,
Three months since the first fatal crash involving a Tesla driving in autopilot mode, hackers have taken remote control of a Tesla Model S from a distance of 12 miles, interfering with the car's brakes, door locks, dashboard computer screen and other electronically controlled features in the high-tech car.A team of Chinese security researchers - Samuel LV, Sen Nie, Ling Liu and Wen Lu from Keen Security Lab - were able to target the car wirelessly and remotely in an attack that could cause havoc for any Tesla driver.The hack targeted the car's controller area network, or Can bus, the collection of connected computers found inside every modern vehicle that control everything from its indicators to its brakes. In a video demonstrating the vulnerability, the hackers targeted both the Tesla Model S P85 and Model 75D, although they said it would work on other models too.