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Old 04-28-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i think i am ok with it, my issue is they need to equip my car with a ray gun to vaporize insane SD drivers that try to kill me while the robot drives. you cant have robo chauffeur without robo cop.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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It's going to be more suitable for highways than city traffic. Similar to how you wouldn't use autopilot to land a plane, even though it's *technically* doable.

I can imagine a park-and-ride service on urban highways that operates like a HOV carpool lot and a personal rapid transit (PRT) system on dedicated express/HOV lanes. It would have to be flexible enough that you can "call up" a car if none are parked there at the moment. Within the city you're going to want a mass transit system to connect to this, that too should be computerized and automated (e.g., Vancouver Skytrain). Or have it only go to high demand centralized locations that would likely need dedicated ramp connections (e.g., airports, employment centers, downtown garages).

However, I don't believe all driving will be automated any more than I believe we'll all have flying cars. By the way, IF automated cars ever became the standard, we will have squeezed the middle class out of car ownership...
It won't be that formal they will be on the same roads and highways we use now. Plus at first they will be expensive so only a few people will have them but in time the price will go down and most if not all people will have them.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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I work in the software field. I KNOW how many software defects occur.....

And I am totally ready to stop driving and let the car drive itself. Seriously. Will there be accidents? Yup, dont care-people have accidents too. As long as it has less then people do, im more then happy to switch over.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Will there be accidents?
And then once the accidents occur you can find out why and fix it so it never happens again.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Penna
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No, but I'll be happy for those who can't be bothered with trying to SEE where their going, texting, talking putting on makeup.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Not sure since computers glitch and GPS devises have problems. Seen some pretty simple things go wrong in electronics in cars.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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And then once the accidents occur you can find out why and fix it so it never happens again.
Pretty much yeah. So far Google has got 700,000 miles accident free (well other then once...when a human was parking it.........)

Expect there to be a immense amount of data collection going on in these vehicles.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I am. People end up hating others if they have to drive them around, I guess that's understandable. Robots and computers won't get mad at you, cause they're programmed to do whatever, and they're machines, so they can't get mad at you. Pretty sad it has to go to that. Relying on robots because people don't want to help others, so we have to build robots and program them to help us (that'd probably happen anyway, but that's not my point).

Google take the wheel (literally)
I am ready but stupid people at the top wont let it happen.
just have an over-ride button if they are so scared.

I know people will try to hack cars with computer systems though like no duh.
but now so what. just do it already.

10-30 year old tech already just do it


now it is still nice to still have the ability to drive yourself of course.
but that should be an option as well.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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First step will be a back up for drunk drivers.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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