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Autonomous school bus #4585451
11/26/17 11:19 AM
11/26/17 11:19 AM
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skyactiv Offline OP
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You ready to put your kids or grandkids on an autonomous school bus?



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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585456
11/26/17 11:23 AM
11/26/17 11:23 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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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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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585458
11/26/17 11:24 AM
11/26/17 11:24 AM
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out there
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Very Bad idea! Even with cameras, no one there to stop fights or other issues.


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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585466
11/26/17 11:30 AM
11/26/17 11:30 AM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Yes the future will solve literally every problem and no concept will have any downsides.

Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585469
11/26/17 11:33 AM
11/26/17 11:33 AM
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andyd Online content
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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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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585472
11/26/17 11:37 AM
11/26/17 11:37 AM
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Middlesex County CT
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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.

Last edited by simple_gifts; 11/26/17 11:38 AM.

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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585513
11/26/17 12:07 PM
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USA
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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.

Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585537
11/26/17 12:17 PM
11/26/17 12:17 PM
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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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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585540
11/26/17 12:20 PM
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Orlando, FL
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This type of bus will never happen in the USA.

Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: Mr Nice] #4585587
11/26/17 01:04 PM
11/26/17 01:04 PM
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Connecticut
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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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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585591
11/26/17 01:06 PM
11/26/17 01:06 PM
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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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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585772
11/26/17 03:40 PM
11/26/17 03:40 PM
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Kansas, USA
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Can't be any worse than the First Student buses around here.. could even be consider a improvement!


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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4585835
11/26/17 04:23 PM
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These buses can only work in industrialized island nations.

Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: skyactiv] #4586607
11/27/17 01:14 PM
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Silicon Valley
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I'm more concerned about them skipping school than a stranger getting them.


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Re: Autonomous school bus [Re: mk378] #4586610
11/27/17 01:15 PM
11/27/17 01:15 PM
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Silicon Valley
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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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