• Louisville X-Press Staff

Self-Driving Car Turns Down Stereo, Gets Snippy When Looking For Address

Unsure if this is a feature intended to mimic the human experience and put riders at ease, or a "personality" defect of the navigational AI, test driver Shirley Aiken reported that when nearing the end of any given drive her vehicle would get reduce audio distractions and become non-responsive to user commands until the address was located.

Unsure if this is a feature intended to mimic the human experience and put riders at ease, or a "personality" defect of the navigational AI, test driver Shirley Aiken reported that when nearing the end of any given drive her vehicle would get reduce audio distractions and become non-responsive to user commands until the address was located.


"It was weird, when nearing the destination the podcast I was listening to when silent and the car started moving noticeably more slowly down the street. When I tried to turn the volume back up, I could feel the volume knob turn itself the opposite way really fast, like it was trying to shake me off. I saw a weird error code pop-up on the HUD, 'Error: 1988'." We questioned the diagnostic engineer who looked up the error code, who reported it as "Error: SHH!"


The engineer continued, "I think this is related to another bug we've already addressed where the vehicle would immediately change the music if it was rap, country, or anything released in the last 10 years." "It's old code," he added.

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