Our self-driving cars have spent the last year mastering city streets—no easy feat when you consider jaywalkers, cyclists, delivery trucks blocking the road, etc.—and have now logged nearly 700,000 autonomous miles. Get the latest: http://goo.gl/p5qSmu
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- I advocate that we make humans driving behind the wheel, illegal.
Not only do I advocate this, but I ultimately think this is the future of transportation on roads.
The problem is of course, this technology is still expensive.
I think that maybe car insurance companies will force their costumers to add this on to their vehicles, not only that, i think that car insurance companies could pay for this technology.
The more of their customers that have this technology, the less accidents that will happen, the more money insurance companies will make.
The full effects of this technology such as the elimination of traffic, and the amount of lives it will save. Can only be seen, once everyone has this in their car.
Another cool thing, if everyone has this in their cars, you can effectively eliminate speed limits and stop signs.
You could make it so all the cars communicate to each other. Allowing a single car to know the exact location and velocity of all vehicles within a X mile radius.
Because of this, these cars could potentially safely travel at a constant 100 miles per hour.
If two cars a couple of miles away from each other, see that they are going to hit at some point. They can simply communicate, and one can decide to speed by .2 miles, and the other can decide to slow down by .2 miles. Causing them to miss each other.
What's frustrating, is that this could be fully implemented by the end of this year, if it was enforced and paid for fully, by the government.
Unfortunately, the government is still trying to decide whether this should even be legal or not. I hear that they plan to make it legal by 2017.
Technology is advancing far too fast for government reform to keep up. The government is acting as a bottleneck on our technological progress. When really it should be acting as an amplifier.
We need to get rid of this inefficient, bureaucracy plagued system, and replace with something more adept at dealing with disruptive technologies.May 11, 2014
- AcceptsMay 15, 2014
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- when can i get oneMay 23, 2014
- Love the idea!!May 25, 2014
- That's quite a big issue, that will become more prominent when safety vs freedom (once again) is put at the forefront of discussions. Will they disallow manual-driven vehicles from certain arterial roads that will be built without the human in mind (say, narrower lanes = lower construction cost) ? Or maybe they'll be pushing insurance costs way up, so at the end you won't have any other practical choice but to use a self-driven car. -- I just hope they never force something like this to motorcycles ;)Oct 12, 2014