Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)

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Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)

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So the UK is considering allowing Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) - the system that allows a driver to take their hands off the steering wheel and for the car to stay in lane.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... idence.pdf

Let us not forget we now also have "Smart" motorways in UK where we rely on drivers monitoring gantries rather than lane lines and being able to swerve at the last minute.

Somehow the two just don't seem compatible - if it is allowed to go ahead how long before we see repeats in UK of Teslas on autopilot slamming into stationary vehicles?

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And looking further forward................to the time when people get so used to automated cars their actual driving skills and judgement deteriorate to an even more dangerous level than it is today. :roll:
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Post by Plog »

Aardvark wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:12 pm
And looking further forward................to the time when people get so used to automated cars their actual driving skills and judgement deteriorate to an even more dangerous level than it is today. :roll:
Lots and lots and lots of debate over that sort of thing in aviation circles over the last few years...Google "aviation skill erosion" ..

I'd guess in the case of cars if as automation improves skill erosion is shown to be becoming a really serious safety issue the authorities will start to place restrictions on where and when people can drive their car manually......for example:

Park car in own drive - Manual driving allowable.
Drive on motorway/Autoroute - Automatics mandatory...

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Nightmare. :(
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On a par with the reduced speed limits for cars down from 90kph to 80kph in France. Meat sandwich between two HGV's anyone?
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It's true about skill erosion. I mean how many of us could drive a coach and horses from York to London?

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Post by Ally »

Easy, right through the government's covid 19 and Brexit strategies. Although, avoiding highway robbers might be a bit more difficult than it used to be.

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Best place for ALKS is in the supermarket
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Post by mysty »

What happens when it goes faulty.
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Post by rabbit »

When driving on autoroutes I am far more worried about HGV drivers nodding off or texting than lane discipline. . More so in the UK where stoppages are more frequent. If it overcomes this threat then it might be an improvement to safety. It would be an improvement in the UK if the ALKS could move centre lane hoggers over to the nearside lane, perhaps administering a mild electric shock as it did it.

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