No other failure possibility, eh? Why do you assume that any type of failure is catastrophic? Or are you assuming that everything fails at once, as if hit by an EMP? I mean, even if it did cause the automated car to commit suicide/homicide, you're suggesting that it would also somehow prevent seatbelts and airbags from working too!
Originally Posted by danscope
Do you really think a monorail highway system stands a better chance of being adopted by the public than self-driving cars?
This scheme, in my opinion has no merit. It would work on a monorail for it works in one dimension only. It's position on rail and proximity to the next car and next station or mid-station is simple enough to detect and alaso to back up. No question. That is the way to go.
Et tu BAUT? Quantum mutatus ab illo.