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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:17:22 AM

LAS VEGAS--As hints leaked that both Lexus and Audi would be showing autonomous cars at CES 2013, no less a publication than the Wall Street Journal hyped the story. However, those expecting to see cars driving themselves around the Las Vegas Convention Center were disappointed. This trend had no gas.

Lexus burst the bubble with a surprisingly short press conference. The company brought two of its LS sedans on stage, one of them fitted with sensors and processors to research advanced safety features. Lexus vice president Mark Templin described the company's research as focused on safety, which could be taken as a reaction to Toyota's troubles from a few years ago over unintended acceleration issues.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:32:48 AM

not my near future
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:10:59 AM

I don't see why not! I already rode in self-driving buses, ships, trains, and planes already!
dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:04:33 AM

Inevitable.
millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:02:10 AM

let's dream
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:36:48 PM

nah !
bston
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:31:36 PM

Not at all!
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:44:03 PM

No , are you kidding?
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:34:59 PM


In a word, no!
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:01:31 PM

Self driving cars might be a great idea.
schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:14:48 PM

I hope so. Can't wait!
amerk73
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:11:25 PM

no
boatcatawba
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:04:03 PM

No
md11capt
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:45:21 AM

NO!
millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:42:28 AM

i would like to try one.
YaBassa
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:41:39 AM

No interest in one of these
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:03:12 AM

Nope. Especially not an Audi or a Lexus.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:57:56 AM

Those poor nerds got let down at CES.
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:56:54 AM

I don't even want to ride in one, yet.
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:44:32 AM

Not in my lifetime!
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:41:33 AM

This allows drivers to pay less attention to what they are doing. We need just the opposite - easy to see somebody saying "I'll just put the car on automatic while I answer this text message..." ....CRASH!!
crep1291
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:32:47 AM

Yes, that's the way it's going to be. All automatic. In fact, in the future, most of us won't own cars (they'll be too expensive anyway). Instead, we'll rent them and use an app to order and program a transport.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:27:08 AM

No thanks!
BburgCW
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:14:01 AM

The future is coming.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:03:17 AM

Yes, and it is called a bus, train, plane or mass transit
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:49:23 AM

NO!!!
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:42:49 AM

I wouldn't be interested in cars like that.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:25:59 AM

Not for me.
fora_7
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:24:42 AM

Car is made to be driven by humans. Not to rely on electronic devices.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:55:30 AM

not in my future
skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:49:59 AM

Not in mine. It certainly will take the fun out of driving.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:46:55 AM

Cool idea for the CES...Long way off practically
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:40:24 AM

No
GingoutMD
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:38:20 AM

I never equated a car to a gun... you did... I simply said that it is a deadly weapon. But since you brought it up, on average 93 people die per day in motor vehicle accidents while only 16 people die per day in gun violence.

Simple math... design has nothing to do with use and intent.



[Edited by: GingoutMD at 1/11/2013 8:39:35 AM EST]
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:28:05 AM

PS: deadly weapon my eye...

the automobile is not designed to be a deadly weapon like a gun...

a gun is made to kill.. no other reason....

a car is made for transportation.. it can kill, but it is designed to 'save'
Rappcommuter
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:26:36 AM

I'd be concerned about a potential malfunction, then again, there are already a lot of malfunctioning drivers out there now.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:26:24 AM

I want to personally drive and control my own destiny....

or else I'd take the bus or train, and ride with all the smelly folks...
GingoutMD
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:26:14 AM

Having a drivers license means you are licensed to use a deadly weapon. Like any other deadly weapon, the owner must know how to use the weapon properly in all situations. The American driver has forgotten this fact and treats having a license and a vehicle as a right as opposed to a privilege. In addition, they use this weapon carelessly and without regard to others around them.

Therefore, if we can remove the human factor from the operation of this deadly weapon, then more lives will likely be saved. I hope more auto manufacturers push for improvements in this technology.
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:23:18 AM

Don't want one and don't even like the idea.
SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:20:24 AM

I would have one of these only if there was an override switch to turn it off in case it malfunctions.
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:16:30 AM

I'd like to have one like that
Cottagegirl727
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:08:01 AM

cars that would brake when needed could help save some bumpers at red lights
Hawg1408
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:00:25 AM

NO
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:58:43 AM

nutz
badbonita
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:58:36 AM

Just the thing for the people who are so busy texting and phoning their friends that they can't pay attention to the 2 ton machine they are supposed to be controlling.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:45:21 AM

My guess is that there is one in EVERYBODY'S future.
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:43:47 AM

Yes
el_fr
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:26:58 AM

Most places don't need self-driving cars
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