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Old 08-28-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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Nissan Promises Driverless Car By 2020: Nissan pledges to make self-driving cars by 2020 - Yahoo! Finance

This is the first I've heard of an automaker stating that they will make them available and when they will be available. If anyone knows different, please post it.

Of course a lot are actively in research mode:
Google since late 2000s early 2010s:
Google driverless car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toyota and Audi circa Jan 2013:
Driverless cars from Toyota and Audi bring high tech mainstream at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - NY Daily News
GM this month:
Carnegie Mellon developing driverless car of the future now - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When do you think they will be widespread, like say 10% of the total car sales? 50%? When will most vehicles be driverless? When will there be laws prohibiting most use of non-driverless vehicles?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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When two driverless cars get into an accident, whose insurance will be responsible?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Who knows narfalicious? Maybe you'll get better answers to the other questions you asked :

"Do you wash your hands with soap and water?"

"Why?"

Pattern check time.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Personally speaking, I do not especially want a driverless car. If I am not going to get the pleasure of driving, I'd rather not have the burden of ownership.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Satellite was down...
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Who knows narfalicious? Maybe you'll get better answers to the other questions you asked :

"Do you wash your hands with soap and water?"

"Why?"

Pattern check time.
Do you have anything to contribute to the topic? No? Then GTFO.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Satellite was down...
Obviously satellites will be used for navigation but as far as accident avoidance and such I think it's a complex mix of cameras, radar, and other proximity sensing devices. Still, it's an interesting question-if a car crashes as the result of a software bug, etc...is the owner responsible? Is the software company/carmaker responsible?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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Obviously satellites will be used for navigation but as far as accident avoidance and such I think it's a complex mix of cameras, radar, and other proximity sensing devices. Still, it's an interesting question-if a car crashes as the result of a software bug, etc...is the owner responsible? Is the software company/carmaker responsible?
I'd say this may change how insurance is written.

I'd think there would be logs the ECM records and that would determine everything from location of each vehicle, streetlights, if the vehicle was put into manual mode at all(if there is one), any system outages, any vehicle outages.
I'm sure if your vehicle malfunctions, you'll still be responsible, but I think it will decrease accidents overall anyways.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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I like to drive, so a self-driving car does not appeal to me.

Still, that is the direction the world is going, like it or not. The gen Y'ers generally have little passion for driving, see cars in the same light as washing machines and will raise their kids likewise.

In another 15-20 years drivers will become as rare as manual transmissions today, and will probably thought of as something only old people do... if people are allowed to drive on public streets at all.

Give it another 50 years and drivers will be as rare as horse coachmen. Driving itself is doomed to become just a hobby.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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When two driverless cars get into an accident, whose insurance will be responsible?
In an at-fault state, whichever one was at fault. Same as if they were driven manually.

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I like to drive, so a self-driving car does not appeal to me.
I like to drive too, but there are times when it's a chore. I'd just as soon let the car do the mundane commuter driving or long-distance interstate travel.
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