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Old 01-25-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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" . . . Google’s lobbying for state laws to permit autonomous driving indicated that it hoped to introduce such vehicles soon — driverless delivery vans or taxis, as early as 2013 or 2014."


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/technology/googles-autonomous-vehicles-draw-skepticism-at-legal-symposium.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

There are over a million injuries per year due to human error.

Driverless cars are now legal in Nevada.

I wonder how much of an increase there is in Google stock because of this announcement.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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who's at fault when your 'driverless' car crashes. I doubt this will become commonplace in my lifetime, people just love thier lawsuits too much here.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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who's at fault when your 'driverless' car crashes. I doubt this will become commonplace in my lifetime, people just love thier lawsuits too much here.
Google's had autonomous cars on the road for a few years in California. Most of the time they DO have a human driver in the car in case corrective action is needed, but they're only a failsafe at this point, they rarely ever have to intervene. You might not realize it, but the tech is already here, it's just being perfected now.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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" . . . Google’s lobbying for state laws to permit autonomous driving indicated that it hoped to introduce such vehicles soon — driverless delivery vans or taxis, as early as 2013 or 2014."


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/technology/googles-autonomous-vehicles-draw-skepticism-at-legal-symposium.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

There are over a million injuries per year due to human error.

Driverless cars are now legal in Nevada.

I wonder how much of an increase there is in Google stock because of this announcement.
Talk about some red meat for lawyers when something goes wrong...as we know it will.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Google's had autonomous cars on the road for a few years in California. Most of the time they DO have a human driver in the car in case corrective action is needed, but they're only a failsafe at this point, they rarely ever have to intervene. You might not realize it, but the tech is already here, it's just being perfected now.
Perhaps you did not read my post. I'm not disputing the tech, I'm pointing out the liability for when things go wrong. You'd have to be nuts to sell a autonomous car in the USA.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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Hmm the of future of taking a taxi is going to be like Total Recall's Johnny cab...LOL

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Perhaps you did not read my post. I'm not disputing the tech, I'm pointing out the liability for when things go wrong. You'd have to be nuts to sell a autonomous car in the USA.
What's the difference in liability between a human-piloted vehicle being in an accident versus an autonomous vehicle being in an accident?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Google's had autonomous cars on the road for a few years in California. Most of the time they DO have a human driver in the car in case corrective action is needed, but they're only a failsafe at this point, they rarely ever have to intervene. You might not realize it, but the tech is already here, it's just being perfected now.
This "tech" as you call it is still fantasy... just like flying cars.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This "tech" as you call it is still fantasy... just like flying cars.
Nope, we're a lot closer than you think. The necessary systems already exist and function separately on cars available to the consumer: cars that can adjust their speed according to the flow of traffic (fully adaptable cruise control); cars that can detect the lanes on the road; cars that can steer themselves (automated parallel parking; lane departure correction); cars with GPS. Now it's just a matter of integrating these systems together and you have a car where you punch an address into the GPS system and it drives you right there. The only real downfall to the system right now is controlled intersections. That would still need driver involvement; however the infrastructure could be updated to signal to autonomous cars when it is approaching a controlled intersection, what type of control is there, and when the autonomous car has the right-of-way and when it doesn't.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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This "tech" as you call it is still fantasy... just like flying cars.
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