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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:46:45 AM

The self-driving car is coming—that much is certain. But the future isn't as clear-cut as "your next car will drive itself." We wade into the messy issues, including how this all works, how good robot drivers really are, and whether we humans will even be allowed to drive in the automated automotive futureWhen can I let go of the wheel?
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As soon as I hit the small black lane-centering button, I can feel the wheel stiffen in my hands. Suddenly the light bar atop it begins glowing a soft green, signaling that the car has taken over the task of steering. I had already surrendered control of the acceleration and braking to the vehicle's adaptive cruise control, and now with my feet flat on the floor, I slowly unwrap my fingers and release the wheel. Sitting in the passenger seat is
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fish4fun2013
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 8:30:44 AM

Interesting
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 7:22:36 AM

Sooner the better.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:26:00 PM

"Currently legislation is being considered on a state-by-state basis, with Nevada, California, and Florida having passed laws for the testing of self-driving cars on public roads; Michigan is expected to follow."

Interesting that Michigan wasn't first. Detroit is behind the curve once again.
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:16:28 PM

Sounds interesting but I will wait until someone OTHER then GM puts it out.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:29:08 PM

"Who will get citation tickets? "

Not Google.
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rosa403
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:10:00 AM

sounds dangerous
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:55:24 AM

ok
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:11:03 AM

Can you send them to the gas station to get themselves filled up or to the car wash to have themselves cleaned? How about picking up groceries and doing other errands without a driver? Now that would really be something special and value added.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:09:18 AM

Who will get citation tickets?
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caravanguy
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:01:47 AM

Self driving cars are the future.
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BobFang
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:56:09 AM

MicroSofts "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) could take on a whole new meaning with this technology.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:40:21 AM

No thank you, self-driving cars are not for me.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:34:34 AM

Loose it, the younger drivers will never have it
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grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:33:12 AM

the motorist will have to think less; wonder if this is such a good thing as the old saying goes - it you don't use it you loose it!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:28:28 AM

I wonder if it will eliminate road rage?
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:26:02 AM

Good article!
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:00:06 AM

Not in my lifetime.
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1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:56:47 AM

no mention of the insurance aspect........
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:39:49 AM

I enjoy driving. Not ready to give it up
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:09:34 AM

What happens in the snow?
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:56:50 AM

Maybe for elderly drivers who are at the point they shouldn't be driving?
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scottyiam
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:55:58 AM

Not a good idea
A rail system is better
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:34:36 AM

Not here
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:28:59 AM

ain't gonna happen
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:25:44 AM

Maybe I'm too old to change this way of doing things but a human not being in control just seems...odd.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:55:15 AM

Good to know. Very informative.
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:49:44 AM

Probably someday, not sure when. Lots to figure out.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:56:17 AM

Not for me
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