Google pitches big plans to a hesitant City Council
Original post made on Jan 24, 2013
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on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:37 pm
I'm a little worried about Google keeping a driver-less system running smoothly,, taking into consideration that they can't even keep their citywide wireless internet system (Metro Wi-Fi) working properly.
For much of 2012 the WiFi system has been introducing bad data packets to a lot of users (complaints can be seen on the Google/Wi-fi forum), making it impossible to upgrade PC software components like JAVA or Antivirus definitions. Now for the last few months I can't even get better than a slower-than-dialup speed of 1kbps or less, if I can get logged on at all.
I'd like to see them fix/upgrade simpler systems like this and making them reliable before attempting to send robot cars scooting about town.
on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:40 am
I second what the above poster states. The Wifi system has become a joke with a complete lack of support or updates to what's going on. I can imagine their driver-less shuttles creating all sorts of havoc.
on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Are people really complaining that a private corporation has provided an entire city free wi-fi for years and continues to do so. I see the driverless car pretty frequently and it drives much better than most of the people on the San Mateo bridge. It actually goes the speed limit and even takes the bold step to use signals when its going to change lanes, not to mention I have never seen it tailgating anyone.