Friday, June 19, 2009

Taking fun out of driving

Tech.view: Planes, trains and automobiles The Economist:
"Slowly overcoming the technical barriers to computerised cars will help win psychological acceptance

An old joke among pilots asks: what do you need to fly a modern aeroplane? The answer is a computer, a pilot and a dog. The computer’s job is to fly the plane. The pilot’s job is to feed the dog. The dog’s job is to bite the pilot if he tries to touch anything."