From OnMilwaukee.com comes this important April 1st story about the dangers of autonomous snowplowing:
With the 2016–17 winter nearly behind us, the tally is in: The DPW’s fleet of 200 self-driving snowplows destroyed 3,019 parked cars, killed or injured 29 stray cats, created 17,898 potholes/sinkholes and sent one elderly South Side man to the hospital after burying him in a snow drift.
“Yeah, I guess Milwaukee isn’t quite ready for this technology,” admits Kowolski. “We are considering ‘hiring’ monkeys to drive the plows next season.”
But consider the vendor:
In its pilot program, the City had considered using well-tested self-driving plows built by Google and Tesla, but instead opted to install hardware from RadioShack in its existing trucks.
They tested the equipment in Mountain View, of course.