Self Driving Cars...your thoughts?

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    will there be an app one day that we use that tells are car to pick us up at the front door? or down the block? maybe even go get groceries while we sit at home?...your thoughts?
     
  2. jeffmorris

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    A self-driving car is a good idea for people who can't drive BUT it's not really ready for traffic right now.
     
  3. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I think the most I'd ever be okay with is the super cruise thing that the caddilac CT6 is going to have. You still have to be watching the road and it only does highway driving.

    I enjoy back roads and manual transmission too much to let the computer do it for me though.
     
  4. slick3

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    For self-driving cars to work, they will need their own designated roads - within the vicinity of other self-driving cars. At least that will be the case for a good while.

    Self-driving cars on the same roads as regular ones is a big no no. The human factor is still needed and I don't think our technology is advanced enough for that yet.
     

  5. RzrTrek

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    That would take all the fun out of driving.
     
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    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    I think self-driving cars are long overdue. It would solve so many of the problems that we currently have with cars, such as traffic jams and parking spaces. I would love to relax on the way to work and have my car pick me up after work, and best of all, it would eliminate designated drivers :cheers:

    Although I'm generally a safe driver (not a single speeding ticket in five years), I know that I can often times make mistakes, as well as other drivers on the road (I've had some close calls and can recall plenty of dumb decisions). We're only human, and even the most careful driver will make mistakes. We've largely automated aircraft and flying is safer than it's ever been. There's no reason why automating automobiles wouldn't do the same.
     
  7. CalculuS

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    So, like trains?
     
  8. slick3

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    ROFL fondly enough, that was exactly idea when I discussed it with peers. And that's also why I mentioned it.

    It will pretty much be cars on 'designated pathways' or 'tracks'.

    I can see it being beneficial in some places too, while being totally useless in other places - meaning it won't have much purpose except to maybe a 'lazy driver' or someone who doesn't know how to drive.
     
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  9. Brasky

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    self driving cards should be the punishment for people who can't drive. aka women and drunks.
     
  10. sverek

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    I'd rather be surrounded by self-driving cars than angry retards trying to cut corners and showing off their driving skills.

    Overall humans suck as drivers. They let depression, anger or lack of sleep interfere with driving.
    Most accidents I saw caused by lack of emotional control.

    So yeah, I am all for self-driving cars. Especially if emotionally unstable people switch to self-driving mode and chill the **** out.
     
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  11. Guru01

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    Self-driving cars cannot read signs with stickers on them. Now that is scary.
     
  12. sverek

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    I wish drivers paid attention to pedestrian cross sign, instead most of them just pass through at 60km/h.

    What sign is so important to miss? No park sign? Careful for elementary students crossing sign?
    As far as concerned most drivers ignore it, hell I wonder how many even recognize them.

    Recognizing signs is a matter of time for self-driving cars. Can't say that for human drivers.
     
  13. nm+

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    The legal issues alone will make it a decade+ out.
    Who is responsible if a self-driving car gets in an accident? Manufacturer or owner?
    What if some maintenance was not done exactly per the manual or a warning light was ignored?
    If a self-driving car can either run into a gaggle of school children, with a 95% chance of fatality for the kids and 2% for the driver, or run into a tree giving the driver a 75% chance of dying, but give the gaggle of kids 0% chance of dying, who does it kill?
    And if you answer, "the driver of course," do you buy the car that kills the driver? If it is legislatively mandated, how do we prevent people from modifying their cars to value them over other life? Etc, etc, etc.

    The technology is actually the easy part. The hard part is who wants to take on the liability?
     
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    I do not enjoy driving, so only way I ever intend to own a car is... self driving and not requiring driver's license.
     

  16. XP-200

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    These cars remind me a lot of the APT(Advanced passenger train), good idea on paper, but they forgot the fact that literally, the ground work that this thing was going to be running on was not up to the task, hell a lot of the UK's local railways lines were still plated track at that point, so yeah, the roads we have today i don't think are up to the task of having self drive cars, there are simply to many variables against them, with i think the biggest variable being human drivers, who are such a unknown quantity on the roads with each other, never mind a computer controlled car.
     
  17. morbias

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    A car which compliments a driver's abilities to make them safer on the road I can agree with, but a fully automated car? That's called a taxi and it already exists. Just because we can doesn't necessarily mean we should.
     
  18. Denial

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    Pretty sure that Tesla said level 4/5 driving will put them in liability for any accidents when the system is engaged. The cost of insurance will be built into the cars price.
     
  19. Barry J

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    I think there a good idea but it needs to but done well.

    1. I would like motorways to be for self driving vehicles
    2. towns centres and residential areas should also be self driving
     
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    Personally i don´t like the idea of self driving cars the same way i don´t like the idea of machines doing things reserved for us currently but i´m not naive and i know sooner or later autonomous driving is going to be the future. At first it´s going to coexist with human drivers until we are forbidden of driving a car because of the accidents we cause... On a later stage personal vehicles are going to disappear completely and are going to be replaced by an autonomous public transportation system.

    So enjoy your cars while you can...
     

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