I had an interesting dream last night. Someone had invented a type of hybrid self driving car. It used a joystick, that could be set for left or right handed people. In manual mode, it worked like a regular joystick – forward accelerates, left and right steer, backwards brakes or reverses. In “self driving” mode, the joystick had nine detents. Pushing it into the fwd detent would autodrive in a lane. Nudging left or right would set up lane changes.
In city driving, putting it in the side detents would set up signaling and sensors for a turn. Going forward into one of the corners would initiate the turn. Parking was initiated by pulling up next to a space and then using the rear corner detent. It was a pretty cool system. I think in the dream the system was prototyped by the child of Mexican field workers who prototyped it on their parent’s pickup truck.
- Call Aluminess – done! Ships by the end of the week?
- Ping Wes – done
- Groceries – done
- Gas – done
- Sprint demos – done
- MDA Meeting – done. Need to write up
- Ping Don about DARPA – Done
- Start on slide for Wednesday – Finished
- I have a meeting with an acquisitions editor!