Self-driving cars now legal in California

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    Self-driving cars now legal in California

    Self-driving cars now legal in California - CNN.com

    By Heather Kelly, CNN

    updated 9:34 PM EDT, Tue September 25, 2012 | Filed under: Innovations


    California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, California State Sen. Alex Padilla, center, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin exit a self-driving car at the Google headquarters.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Fxp3HK6DI]Google's Ass-kicking Self-Driving Car - YouTube[/ame]


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    Self driving cars are safer than cars with mexicans driving.
     
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    Everyone knows that getting your drivers license is the ticket to freedom. Now, if cars drive themselves, where's the Freedom?

    Those cars are controlled by Satellites and Computers, not you.

    With Computers deciding which routes to take to maximize efficiency, don't be surprised if one day you can't go where you want because a Computer decided that you didn't need to go. That your trip was unnecessary so it won't let you go.

    Oh you don't think that'll happen? I guarantee you it will!

    What these computer controlled cars mean for the future is that some nameless, faceless administrator (Like OldRocks or GreenBeard) will decide how much you can drive a month and shut your car down remotely and automatically when it's decided that you've driven enough.
     
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    Self driving cars?

    Ugh.
     
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    This is crazy. makes me think of all the ct's (ct = conspiracy theorist) who think that going from car to public transport is Big Brother Taking Control: yet look at this! Bad enuff the car drviers are photo'd everywhere they go, who is going to be sure those self-driving vehicles listen to YOUR program and not some Big Brother (time to visit the nice people at the clinic.... no you can't go thru the burger drive-in!) Mayor Bloomberg will drive all the cars in New York!!!!

    I will stick with my anonymous little bus-pass and trust human drivers...

    BTW, have they tested those self-driving cars against bicyclists? Or
    chihuahuas chasing cats? Hmmm?????
     
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    Another problem is construction zones.
    I suppose that the autodrive system will switch to manual operation when it detects that roadwork such as road paving is occuring. So these cars will never be able to operate without a licensed proficient driver behind wheel to take over in this type of circumstance.
     
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    Self driving cars will make things like police chases a thing of the past. When a car gets the signal it will drive itself to the police station. Speeding will be impossible as will drunk driving. Ford will have to change the name of the Escape to the WeGotCha.
     
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    Granny say she gonna get one so's she don't have to ride with Uncle Ferd...
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