self-driving cars and lane splitting
Posted Feb 24, 2013 13:09 UTC (Sun) by khim
In reply to: self-driving cars and lane splitting
Parent article: ELC: Google learns to drive
As a data-point, my great-auntie used to cycle 40 km to find food during the dutch winter famine in WWII.
Was it 40 km one way or was it 40 km + 40 km? Even if later (80km/day journey) it's still pretty close to one 72 km journey per day.
That's definitely not all day. Indeed, it's short enough you could go early, get some business done, and make the return journey (though, probably better to stay the night).
Please read again the words you wrote (I've highlighted them). If it's "better to stay the night" then it means 72 km journey took the "whole day". If you want talk in layman terms then "whole day journey" is something which can only be done once per day.
A fit, but average, man on a bicycle can do distances in a day that would kill a horse, if you tried to make it do the same.
Yup - but 72km is about what you can reach in a day. You can try to push for two such journeys in the same day if you really are desperate but for that you need paved roads (which come after car because they were mostly built for cars) and way-above-average-driver. Which returns us back to "72km journey takes the whole day".
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