Here’s How Blind Curves Could Stir Up Knuckle-Gripping Jitters About AI Self-Driving Cars

Think of the previous time you encountered a dangerous blind curve.

Even the process of contemplating such a scary incident can indeed be frightening. Therefore there is you don’t need to dwell on the incident in your head. Change your thoughts to something calmer, like looking over the most recent cat videos on YouTube or maybe the tasty scoop of Ice cream you had recently.

Let’s continue to discuss in-depth concerning blind curves.

When they first begin learning to drive, a small percentage of newbies are instructed specifically on blind curves. There may be discussions on the best way to approach the point of a curving curve. But the complete dilemma of handling the acute and the blind curve isn’t always firmly solved.

The reason is that a blind curve means that you cannot discern what’s ahead on the road. Contrarily the sharp curve can be prominent, and you will feel what lies on the opposite side of the road. The problem with curving in blindspots is they are not clear. Know what you’re going to receive, much like the famous and legendary package of chocolates.

There’s a chance that another vehicle is making its way around the curve in your direction, but you aren’t aware that this calamity could be occurring. At least, not until the moment you are at the end of the road (and after that!). When you get into the curve, an unnoticed vehicle suddenly surfaces as it circles the arc, going to the reverse. This could be pretty shocking.

It’s not just that it can frighten you, but the second concern that pops into your head is whether or not the vehicle will make the right turn. I’m sure you’ve witnessed numerous instances where a car that is in the opposite direction can attempt to navigate around through the curve blind in such a way that draws the vehicle into your track.

If this happens, then you only have two seconds to consider what you should do.

Do you attempt to get away from the rabbit-out-of-a-hat look? If you do, you may fly from the top of the cliff or smash into the wall that runs along that blind curve. Thus, you must stay on the course. However, the missile you are aiming at could crash into your vehicle, forcing you off the road or smashing into your car and yourself.

You hope that the driver who has crossed your lane will decide to move back to their zone. If you’re lucky, the infringement on your street is not too significant, and it’s a bad result. There’s a possibility that following the incident, assuming no untoward incident has occurred, it is necessary to rest for a few minutes and allow your heart to get back to normal. There is a chance that you’ll be shaking your bones for a while, and you’ll have to change your clothes because of the intense anxiety.

Other drivers with an intelligent attitude are prone to misjudging the blind curve.

Dolts!

We’ll admit that we could do it.

You could be the driver (at times).).

When you approach the blind curve, you assume that you are in the entire length of your road. But, it turns out that you’re just a bit faster. The feeling of gravity pulling you like you’re in a theme park roller coaster is beginning to appear. Any experienced driver is aware that this could lead to losing command of the car.

I hope that you haven’t had this happen to you.

When you make a blind turn with confidence that your car will lose its grip on the road, it will start to slide if this happens. When a skidding motion takes hold of your car, you won’t have many options to stop the car from skidding at an uncontrollable speed. The fear can overtake your body and mind.

Amid panic or being reactive trying to oversteer, you may try to do this. Maybe you even try to steer understeer. Failing to control the car is not a good idea. Many drivers believe that they can get their speed up to escape the chaos. In some instances, it adds fuel to the flame. Some drivers think they should apply the brakes to stop skidding. This could also result in an adverse effect and can make things worse.

It’s all dependent on many variables, like the shape of the Blind curves, the road surface, and the weather conditions, such as being rainy or dry or a slow speed of the vehicle and how heavy the car as well as the state of the tires and more. The fact is that not all new drivers are equipped for these scenarios. However, experienced drivers are often unprepared also.

We can raise the bar on the terrifying aspect of the blind curve.

Imagine negotiating an unblinking curve, but you don’t realize that you’re doing it. It may be that you’re flying at the speed of light without a care in the world. I am sure it seems almost impossible that someone would not notice the presence of a blind curve in the distance. You would have to be insane to miss this, or so it appears.

Two words: Distracted drivers.

Drivers might be watching a humorous chipmunk on their car display, but aren’t looking at the road. Perhaps the driver is messaging on their phone. In all likelihood, the driver may be engaged in a dispute with a friend about the amount of licks needed to consume a pop, and thus their eyes and minds (and taste buds) get distracted from the road ahead.

There is the possibility of throwing into the mix an array of human faults in the process of being driving the car. Drowsy drivers are dull and sleepy in the driver’s seat. Drunk drivers are another factor to consider. There are many reasons why drivers are not aware that they are in the path of a blind curve.

The good thing is there is an official traffic sign posted warning you about blind curves that could be over you most of the time.

Not many people can see these signs or respond with an unprofessional and rude response. I’ve seen drivers laugh at the signs posted. They think that those are signs that indicate idiots who do not know how to drive. Anyone who is as proficient as they are does not require any silly signs.

In any case, if you spot the sign or are at least aware that an unmarked curve is getting close, you should reduce your speed as necessary.

It’s the key to successfully navigating blind curves: going at a pace that is appropriate for how the curve is constructed and the conditions at the time that you are traversing the curve. Of course, taking an unblinking angle at a slow pace is a difficult decision to make. The cars behind you may not be happy with the actin slowing your speed. They may yell at you. Some drivers may slow down and try to scare you into speeding up.

This kind of intimidation isn’t usually particularly effective if it’s only a single incident of a blind curve. It’s just a matter of continuing to go according to your preference. Be angry by those who have a bad temper and all, but everyone will live the experiences and hopefully.

The reality is that often you encounter blind curves that form an entire family. There is one blind curve that carries the user right into a different blind curve. These S-curves may take place repeatedly. Anyone they know better than you is likely to get a little angry if you’re not traveling at the rate of light along the repeated curves.

In addition to trying to slow down and then take blind curves at a reasonable speed, you may take advantage of the width of your lanes.

For instance, in certain cases, it’s sensible to follow the line when you approach the blind curve and then let your car naturally move towards the line’s border. This will help reduce the amount of angular force involved in the navigating of the curve. Many drivers are unaware of this method. Some drivers know about the technique but don’t use it. Many are aware of it but yet fail to make it work.

Another disadvantage to the leverage of your narrow lane is that it may seem to other traffic that you’re possibly getting out of control. If that happens, cars in front of you could perform reckless moves believing that they are attempting to attack them. Overall, although you were not doing anything wrong, these other drivers may cause an accident because they misinterpreted your actions.

I’m assuming that you’ve received instruction in your initial driver’s training that said it could be beneficial to use your horn in a blind curve. This is generally a sensible idea. A horn sound can aid in alerting drivers in the area to the fact that you’re coming. One can assume that drivers behind you will also take the appropriate steps to prepare.

Horn honking is effective in certain places; however it is not so effective in other areas.

If there’s an established local tradition or custom of honking the horn at the same set of blind curves, all drivers around will be aware of the situation. However, many locations do not support this practice. A car that honks its horn is an entirely different meaning.

Other drivers may think they are hearing you honking because you’ve been unable to control your vehicle.

It could be that a deer is situated somewhere in between the curves of blindness.

Maybe space aliens from another planet have landed their UFOs on the road (I’d like to know that and let me know if it occurs, thank you! ).

Worse, the honking could suggest that you’ve chosen to merge into their lane , and you are located on the other side of their road. What do you do? Again, this could cause a lot of problems due to miscommunication or mistaken interpretation.

It could be a darned situation if you do, and a darned if you don’t such a situation.

Let’s look at all of the appropriate steps or actions that are possible to deal with blind curves.

Find signs on the street which warn of blind curves. If you spot this kind of sign, take the sign into careful consideration, and don’t simply shrug it off.

Limit your speed to a speed that you can safely navigate your blind curve. Any speed reduction should be taken with caution to ensure that other vehicles are missed out and could rear-end your car.

Make sure you responsibly use the lane. If you are able, you may alter your street; however, be careful not to disturb the traffic around you.

Keep to your zone. When you cross the line the lane you are in. Problems are likely to occur.

Be aware of traffic in opposition who could misinterpret this blind curve. This means that opposing traffic may suddenly and unexpectedly get into your traffic lane. Be aware of this potential sour event and have your contingency plans in place and ready to implement.

Concentrate your mind on driving. Your legs and arms must remain focused on the steering wheel. Put aside all distractions, and remember that just a few minutes of focus can mean an essential factor in the outcome of your life or death.

I didn’t dare to emphasize earlier the importance of life or death. I did not want to make the situation appear gloomy. It’s a point worth raising. In the few seconds that it typically takes to navigate around a blind curve successfully and you’re not only at a tense roadway but directly towards The Grim Reaper. Any slight mistake by the driver can turn this blind turn into a deadly curve.

Blind curves are known as killer curves that can be described as killers.

It might seem unusual to make such a declaration, but I’m sure that it sticks to your mind every time you next chance comes across the dreaded road. Be aware and be safe when driving.

In the realm of cars, the future of automobiles will be AI-powered, fully autonomous automobiles.

There’s no human driver that drives the proper self-driving vehicle. Be aware that an artificial intelligence-driven driving system controls self-driving vehicles. There isn’t any need for a human behind the wheel, nor is there a need for a human driver to operate the vehicle. For my ongoing and extensive analysis of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and particularly self-driving. Here’s a fascinating topic worth thinking about: How will AI-based autonomous vehicles handle blind curves? And what responses could passengers experience?

Understanding the Levels of Self-Driving Cars

For clarity, self-driving vehicles are those in which the AI operates the car entirely by itself and does not require human intervention during the driving procedure.

They are classified as levels 4 or 5, whereas the car that requires human drivers to share the driving task is typically classified as Level 2, or 3. The cars that share the driving responsibility are referred to as semi-autonomous. They typically include various automated add-ons that are called ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems).

There’s no real self-driving vehicle at the Level 5 level, and we do not know what it will take to attain or how long it will take to achieve it.

At the same time, the Level 4 efforts are gradually trying to gain some momentum through concrete and narrow road trails that are open to the public. Still, there is some debate about the validity of this test and whether it should be permitted per se.

Because semi-autonomous cars need a human operator and a human driver, the use of this kind of cars will not differ significantly from operating conventional vehicles, which is why there’s nothing new in the way of describing these vehicles on this subject (though as you’ll learn in a second the following points given are generally relevant).

For semi-autonomous vehicles are essential that the general public be warned about an alarming situation that’s recently been reported, and that is, despite the human drivers who continue to post videos of themselves asleep in the driver’s seat on a Level 2, or Level 3, vehicle We all must be wary of being fooled into thinking that the driver can divert their attention away from the task of driving in a semi-autonomous automobile.

You are the person responsible for your actions in the vehicle, no matter the amount of automation that could be added to an Level 2 , or Level 3.

Autonomous Cars and Blind Curves

In the case of the Level 4 and Level 5 true self-driving vehicles, there won’t be any human drivers involved in the driving process.

The passengers are all passengers.

The AI is driving the car.

A crucial aspect to discuss is that the AI employed in the present AI driving systems isn’t intelligent. Also, the AI is a symbiotic combination of computer-based algorithms and programming that is certainly incapable of reasoning like humans do.

Why is this emphasis added on AI not being sentient? AI not being intelligent?

I am trying to stress that when I talk about the role in AI as an AI driving system, I am not ascribing human characteristics in the AI. Be aware of the ever-present and risky tendency to make AI appear human-like. In essence, we have been putting human-like feelings on AI of today, despite the evident and undisputed reality that no such AI is in existence yet.

In light of that, you will see that the AI-driven system cannot automatically “know” concerning the various aspects of driving. Driving and everything it involves will have to be developed into the software and hardware of the autonomous car.

Let’s look at the myriad of factors that come into play when discussing this topic.

There is a pretty precise question that has to be addressed.

Can AI self-driving vehicles be able to handle blind curves?

Unfortunately, the answer is a bit mushy.

Everything depends on the design and programming of the AI driving system. Automakers and self-driving tech companies could pay greater attention to the subject of blind curves compared to other companies.

For instance, an AI development team could think that the general capability to drive on any curving roadway can handle the particulars of blind curves. So, they won’t develop any features that are tuned to handle blind curves, instead of relying on the standard curve handling capabilities of their AI-driven system.

In this case, the characteristics of blind curves could be included on the edge or corner cases list. This means that AI developers recognize the necessity of something specifically for blind curves but are busy with other things and may decide to work into the process of programming blind curves in the future. Of course, there are those who do not even consider blind curves as something that is unique to be addressed and instead think that their standard guidelines for handling curved roads will suffice.

This is why I suggest that the blind curve abilities of AI self-driving vehicles could be a panic-inducing and knuckle-grabbing event.

It’s impossible to know what the program is capable of handling. This is similar to the human driver. You don’t know if it can deal with blind curves. If you were an individual driver typically, you’d try to assess the driver by watching them drive their car in regular traffic. Even so, you aren’t sure how they’ll handle blind curves.

One of the significant differences between the self-driving vehicles of today that could make you feel less jittery regarding their journeys through blind bends is that, by most measures, the chances will be that the curve you’re nearing to cross in a self-driving vehicle can be described as one which is one that the AI driving system is already well-versed in.

Here’s why.

The majority of today’s AI autonomous vehicles make use of maps that are specially designed. These maps usually exceed what regular maps contain. Automakers or self-driving technology company typically maps the entire area which will be considered the geofenced zone of the self-driving vehicle. The maps may be bought by a third party who has already completed the mapping.

Therefore this means that it is likely that the AI driving system will know or “informed” that there is a blind curve and have specific details about the characteristics and characteristics of the blind curvature. This could include road contours, markings on the roadway and similar.

Human drivers tend to drive through areas they’ve never been before. So, hitting an unexpected curve could make a driver a victim of. For most autonomous vehicles, geofencing is used to make sure that the vehicle autonomously operates just within the limits of pre-mapped areas (especially for levels 4). This limit on the boundaries reduces unexpected the chance of surprises, but take into consideration that the maps could be outdated, and also they don’t provide information about the current conditions at the time of the travel (such for instance, if there is rain falling when meeting the curve of blindness).

One aspect of self-driving automobiles is that several driving trips are made within the geofenced region to attempt to travel as many roads and streets as possible. This is then added to the maps. The test tests of the autonomous car are usually conducted with an additional human or safety driver at the wheel. The driver is trained to keep an eye on the AI workings of the system and could even turn off the system when trouble starts to develop.

The most important thing to remember is that you will have an AI self-driving vehicle that has already experienced an unintentional curve, which you could observe as a passenger in the car that is self-driving (realizing the fact that it is generally only the case if you use the same software or brand used). Since AI driving systems are designed to auto-driving plans prepared for blind curves, it can lessen your stress.

It’s the truth that none of this can capture the dynamic that the curve is in the moment of traversal in real-time.

Think about the scenario where an AI driving system starts to slow as it gets closer to the blind curve. The slowing could be caused by the pre-mapping as well as the previous run trials. It’s all good so far. In a smiley face-style version of this traversal, it appears that the AI driving system can maneuver across the curve of blindness. Case closed.

We could rethink the scenario to make it more lively, for example, more exciting.

Human-driven cars are coming to the reverse, entering our curve of blindness.

The self-driving car is equipped with video cameras, radars, LIDAR, ultrasonic units, and other sensors. Let’s suppose that none of the sensors can discern what lies outside the blind curve. The self-driving car remains in its lane and uses the blind curve as if there’s no other traffic. To read my thoughts on possible ways in which self-driving vehicles might detect objects beyond the boundaries of blocked corners. In a flash, the human-driven vehicle can turn around and is then seen by the auto-driving car.

What exactly does the human driver do?

What exactly does the AI driver system accomplish?

If we consider the AI driving system AI driver system, we could reasonably believe that the system won’t be doing anything unusual and will continue its current driving efforts. It is unnecessary to reduce speed since the AI is likely to have already reduced its speed to cope with the predicted blind curve.

The driver of a human vehicle could continue on and not pay particular attention to the car in the other traffic lane. So, the human-driven vehicle and the auto-driving cargo each other like two clouds passing through the night, neither focusing on the other.

It could be that the human driver is scared that it is an autonomous vehicle. The human driver may get concerned that the car self-driving may not make the blind curve correctly. Therefore, the human driver turns in a different direction to stay away from the self-driving car.

It is the AI’s driving algorithm that is designed to recognize this sudden move from the car behind it. The question now is about how the AI driving system is likely to react. Will it respond in a specific manner or continue to ignore the movement and go on without a break?

A delicate and possibly life-affirming ballet dance is in the process of being performed.

Human drivers do not have any idea of what an AI driving system could do. The AI operating system for driving may predict mathematically how the driver is likely to perform. Unfortunately, this could worsen since both are trying to anticipate and respond to each other.

Conclusion

There are many more twists and twists (sorry for it being a pun).

Imagine that the human driver employs the method of hugging the lines before moving to the other line while an automatic blind curve maneuver occurs. Artificially-driven systems may consider this a sign that the other vehicle is heading towards the autonomous vehicle. This means that this AI driving system may attempt to trigger some swift emergency driving techniques even though there isn’t an actual need to invoke them.

I’ll try to make things even more by tenser.

Imagine that a boulder fell off the cliff, which is bordered by the curve of blindness. The boulder was oversized and fell two minutes prior. The maps the AI driving system uses could show that an unsafe obstruction is right in front of the road. The AI driving system will likely detect this in real-time.

How does the AI-driven system deal with the blind curve resulting from the rock that has fallen?

In addition to this scene, imagine that a car is moving from the opposite direction, with its car horn blaring in this case because the driver has noticed a large boulder lying across the traffic lanes. Does the autonomous car hear the sound of the funnel? The horn’s sound would be integrated into any steps the AI driver performs or is planning to perform?

The range of possibilities that could happen when driving is quite broad.

Humans usually react in real-time to unpredictable situations. However, whether it is the case that an AI driving system is equipped with the same kind of robust and flexible software is a pending issue. It’s easy to say you’re sure that it’s likely that the AI driving system isn’t drunk, will not become intoxicated, and won’t become disoriented. However, a more challenging argument could be an assertion that the AI driving system can adapt to changing conditions on the road that aren’t pre-programmed or previously simulations.

Autonomous vehicles which are negotiating the blind curve could have to rethink their AI driving capabilities of the system. You may want to work on your gripping knuckles before the event so that you’ll be prepared for those times when you’re sitting in silence and are absorbed in a blind curve traversal. Let’s hope that everything goes smoothly.

Keep your spirits high, and we’ll guess that the blind curves are eyes-wide-open as they are negotiated through the AI.

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Adam Collins
Adam writes about technology, business and economics. With master's degree in Economics, he's presented six papers in international conferences. As a solivagant in the constant state of fernweh, curiosity is the main weapon in his arsenal.

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