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#4585451 - 11/26/17 11:19 AM Autonomous school bus
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
You ready to put your kids or grandkids on an autonomous school bus?

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#4585456 - 11/26/17 11:23 AM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
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Haha.
Not so sure id trust that...although some will say, one less creepy bus driver. Also, what happens when children start to bully someone, who steps in?
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#4585458 - 11/26/17 11:24 AM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
spasm3 Offline


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Very Bad idea! Even with cameras, no one there to stop fights or other issues.
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#4585466 - 11/26/17 11:30 AM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2963
Loc: USA
Yes the future will solve literally every problem and no concept will have any downsides.

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#4585469 - 11/26/17 11:33 AM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
andyd Offline


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Every so often there is a news story about a bus mis hap and the driver's heroism in saving the kids. I'll go with the hard working, often a single mother , human.
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#4585472 - 11/26/17 11:37 AM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
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Loc: Middlesex County CT
Adult should be on board driving or not; carload of school age children with no adult custodian?

Will a red flashing light and a robot voice deter the evil doers

I believe in RI there are two on board; one for driving, the other gets off an assures the safety of the kids getting off the bus.


Edited by simple_gifts (11/26/17 11:38 AM)
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#4585513 - 11/26/17 12:07 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
mk378 Offline


Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 1414
Loc: USA
Most school buses have a crew of 2 adults: driver and chaperone. The latter will handle discipline and help in emergencies.

Those new buses look too small to really even call them buses.

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#4585537 - 11/26/17 12:17 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Sask, Canada
Never. We live on a rural property with miles of grid roads before we hit pavement. The roads can turn to sh!t in a hurry in heavy rain, they can be full of snow drifts, if they are freshly graded or graveled they can be treacherous. You need an experienced person to analyze the roads and know when to go or when to pull the pin.
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#4585540 - 11/26/17 12:20 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21178
Loc: Orlando, FL
This type of bus will never happen in the USA.

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#4585587 - 11/26/17 01:04 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: Mr Nice]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Connecticut
While you could have people monitoring cameras at a remote location, it's not fool proof. The cameras could be covered up. And what's gonna stop a beating? A 9-11 call is going to be too late. Those buses might work at Father Flanagan's Boys Town.
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#4585591 - 11/26/17 01:06 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
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I wouldn't be concerned about the safety of a self driving school bus at all. Self driving cars have proved to be a lot less likely to be in an accident than normal drivers.

I would however be concerned that my child wasn't being supervised. Bullying could go on, or a medical emergency that requires someone to call for help. Or if there's an accident there's no one to help the kids.
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#4585772 - 11/26/17 03:40 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Eric Smith Offline


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Loc: Kansas, USA
Can't be any worse than the First Student buses around here.. could even be consider a improvement!
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#4585835 - 11/26/17 04:23 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
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Loc: IL
These buses can only work in industrialized island nations.
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#4586607 - 11/27/17 01:14 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 08/05/02
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I'm more concerned about them skipping school than a stranger getting them.
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#4586610 - 11/27/17 01:15 PM Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: mk378]
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Originally Posted By: mk378
Most school buses have a crew of 2 adults: driver and chaperone. The latter will handle discipline and help in emergencies.

Those new buses look too small to really even call them buses.


When did that start? When I was in school there was only Ms Crabtree.
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