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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 1:18:35 PM

A recent study released by Continental highlights motorists growing desire for automated driving. The recently released study find that many motorists realize the benefit of automated driving.

A clear majority of participants in the "Continental Mobility Study 2013" welcome technology of this kind: 79% in China, 77% in Japan, 53% in Germany, and 50% in the U.S. realize the benefit of automated driving. When asked about their individual intentions for using the technology, drivers specified they would chiefly like to be driven through freeway roadwork and traffic jams as well as along long freeway stretches. They would also like to have their cars park themselves in parking garages.

These preferences tie in perfectly with...

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chankos
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:57:04 AM

catch up on your sleep while you drive...
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 1:16:24 PM

I say it's a ridiculous idea
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 1:20:24 AM

greycat65 - "Wonder who was in this survey? Old folks who shouldn't drive anyway, maybe folks with lots of DUI issues....what age and income level was this?"

Hey, I'd be willing, mostly to reduce the risks from distracted and incompetent drivers.

Which seems to be many of them.
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 12:21:56 AM

Go Greyhound and leave the driving to them.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:10:35 PM

In the words of the TP owl..."The world may never know..."
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greycat65
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:53:52 AM

Wonder who was in this survey? Old folks who shouldn't drive anyway, maybe folks with lots of DUI issues....what age and income level was this? Education might play a part. Who does these surveys anyway?
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:23:00 AM

:)
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:22:33 AM

Less likely to spill coffee while talking on phone and doing nails. score!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 5:51:18 AM

let's hope automated driving vehicles will make the roads safer.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 6:50:23 AM

given how many people rather text than pay attention to the road, it's not very surprising.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 10:09:38 AM

I agree that more specific data must be released in terms of demographic used for the study. It would be a scary thought if this was considered to be a "fair assessment".
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 7:36:02 AM

I'd like to see the list of participants who were in the survey. It is difficult for me to wrap my brain around the US 50%. Were these people selected from big metropolian cities? How many in what pay range participated, i.e. rich, poor, middle income.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 5:07:55 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 7:23:17 PM

Of course, then there's this.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 5:41:40 PM

Not this guy.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 5:38:11 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 4:38:11 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:32:29 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:30:02 PM

Obsessed with pie-in-the-sky new technology?
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PathTrack
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:21:52 PM

huh? they should just take the bus. I like to drive and control my own vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:21:46 PM

previously posted!
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:21:40 PM

Dos this mean that a person of any age can get into the vehicle and go somewhere. No more DMV'S
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:17:39 PM

not for me
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:16:37 PM

I like the idea of sensors to prevent rear end collisions and I don't think something that would infringe upon my privacy. Privacy though, is an issue with me and automated driving spells lack of privacy all over it. I saw a video of an automated car for a blind man and for that purpose, that might be OK, but not for me. I do like the idea of not having to drive in bumper to bumper traffic, but I'm not willing to lose my privacy over it.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:15:06 PM

Not this one
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:14:27 PM

o.k.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:13:11 PM

k
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:12:38 PM

Not a good idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:12:24 PM

OLD.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:11:16 PM

Hate this idea. If you don't want to drive, don't drive. Get a friend to drive you, you know, a real person.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:10:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:07:03 PM

not for me, better keep the little privacy that is left
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:02:32 PM

Dumb people say yes without thinking it through. Has anybody out there had their computer crash?
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:01:51 PM

Notta chance. I want to control my own destination choices at a moments notice.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 3:00:51 PM

Yeah if I thought I'd be safe. I'd have to see it in action and get a feel for how it reacts to situations first.

I am a computer programmer, so I know firsthand how computers can go wrong. In my job, no one's life is at stake, so this would need MUCH more rigorous testing and certification procedures than what I go through.

I might even go so far as to say it needs mathematical proofs of its correctness, if that's even possible. It is possible for some applications. This is so complex that it may not be possible.

[Edited by: slvrdo_dsprdo at 1/22/2014 3:03:32 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:59:53 PM

What has we become? I can't believe so many people would want this. This is the LAST feature I want in my car.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:58:13 PM

automated driving = more time on GasBuddy.com
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Digger52
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:57:55 PM

Old news. . .and still don't think so.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:57:00 PM

I enjoy driving and the using the skills I've learned over the past 48 years doing so but I'm also pleased that such a large percentage of drivers think like me about the usefulness of automated driving vehicles.



[Edited by: Ticobird at 1/22/2014 2:59:16 PM EST]
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HookBill
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:54:42 PM

Sure, why not? Sounds like fun if it is done under controlled conditions.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:53:14 PM

Anything that makes the road safer we should consider.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:53:07 PM

I'm too much of a control freak to let the car drive itself. Although the idea of reading a book while the car does the work does have some appeal. I would like to choose when I would have control, perhaps letting it figure out what to do in bumper-to-bumper crawling traffic...
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:51:14 PM

I like driving and having control of that aspect.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:49:51 PM

not me! what do you do when the computer crashes? will you still have control of the vehicle?
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:49:02 PM

Not me, Ia'm no Robot?
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:47:20 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:47:07 PM

Yesterday . . . but someone asked about parking the car . . . does automated driving not cover parking??
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:45:29 PM

Should we have a ballot initiative to decide this?
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:43:16 PM

old blog
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:43:05 PM

A machine may not have all the human failures that make up for distracted driving, but machines do break down and computers do crash. When we get all the problems worked out in both (humans and machines) we will have the perfect solution. But it seems nothing is ever perfect.
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