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Old 01-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Just been listening to CBC radio where people are predicting our future.
One distressing topic is "driver-less cars". Great advantages for commuters, but to be totally successful, people would not be allowed to drive their own cars.
Google has already run several vehicles thousands of miles over public roads without incident.
The expectation by the professor is that we may not be allowed to drive within a decade.
"...the sky is falling, the sky is falling"
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by dave macrae View Post
Its alot more likely that the evoluntion of safety fail safes built into cars to asssit with safety, the only down side is this would enable the "poor" drivers to slip into being even worse because they are "protected" by all these safety features.
That's already happening, on the roads all around us.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #13
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Here in Pittsburgh there have been local news reports for a couple years about the driver-less research vehicles from CMU cruising our roads. Not even the CMU professors are saying 10 years, though.

I expect that interstate turnpikes will be the first to become driver-less roadways. It will be a feature, not a requirement. Like the transponders that let you skip the toll booths.

But I live out in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road. It will be a while before a computer can determine the difference between the road and the cow path that crosses it.

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