That 1TB per officer per fortnight could end up being a billion dollar information management system...
If a crash is unavoidable though, then it is safer for the passenger to hit a soft target like a crowd of people than something hard like a telephone pole. The passenger is much more likely to survive hitting a person than a brick wall but a human will usually choose the wall.
My instinct is to swerve *away* from a hard object and go for the open path (like a sidewalk), even if that turns out to be filled with soft humans. Those humans might see me coming and get out of the way, or at least be taken care of slightly by the pedestrian friendly bumper, and go over the top of the car.
A telephone pole is going to break my day.
I think you are wrong in this assessment.
It's time for the government to step in and break up the cable/studio/isp's into their separate pieces again.
* internet wholesalers
* internet service providers
* content owners/content delivery
This would enable retail competition at the ISP level, reduce costs by removing the overbuilding of last mile infrastructure (hopefully allowing best-of-breed), and remove ISP specific content.
We were trying to do that in Australia, however a new government was elected and decided that the best-of-breed infrastructure (fibre) was too expensive to rollout, so now we're going to be lumbered with a bunch of high-cost last mile technologies, and a problem in getting the thing built within a budget where revenue exceeds costs.
The phone needs to be removed from sale entirely.
And I was just started to getting interested about the device family! Apparently MS has too little patience for the consumer electronics market, or I'm too slow a potential customer.
They've stuck it out with the XBox, but otherwise seem to be abandoning whole areas where they have little market share:
* music players (understandable with mobile phones on the rise)
* mobile phones - declining
* wearables - out
IMO the mobile & PAN devices such as wearable will continue to grow and become more complex. Microsoft abandoning these is a strange decision.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (8) I'm on the committee and I *still* don't know what the hell #pragma is for.