Old 9th Dec 2018, 10:55
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Newark'ish
Posts: 48
Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I have zero experience with autonomous vehicles (not even 'park assist' other than the beeping proximity sensors - which seem possible to confuse).
How does such a vehicle receive instructions?
Does one input a postcode?
My satnav is vague when the actual destination is reached (no doubt because postcodes are not pinpoint specific but area specific).
What - after reaching the destination? Does the vehicle attempt to return to base for further instructions?
Perhaps the autonomous vehicle selects a random route and destination that it fancies? Or does it just shut down and await further instruction?

I think we should be told . . .
Try googling "What3Words" for a different perspective?
It may not be perfect but sheds a light on what may be possible.
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