The question of the day :
I understand the concept of how self-driving cars can find locations through addresses and GPS. But how do they know where to park once they arrive at their destination? If one is in an urban area, parking is usually off-site.
If it’s in a parking lot, how does the car know which garage to choose and which spaces are reserved? Even if the parking lot is next to the destination, how does the car know where to go, for example to the back of the building, because the parking lot does not have a separate address? What if it’s one of those lots that says parking only for certain tenants?
I’m a little fuzzy on all this self-driving car technology. It would, however, be semi-incredible to have one of those things. Scary perhaps, but semi-incredible nonetheless.
The whole thing, as I understand it, is that you tell the car where you want to go and then sit and wait to arrive.
Cars are already equipped with sensors and cameras that could do this stuff, so why can’t you tell it where to park?
And there will always be some kind of manual override that will allow the driver to drive if things get dicey.
We already have cars that can park so I don’t think that will be a big problem in the future.
How much does a hectare cost?
It is the same as 2,471 acres or 10,000 square meters. Ten thousand square meters is the same as… uh… you know… one hectare.