why I'm against self driving cars at this point

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    Tesla drove 7 miles using Autopilot as driver allegedly slept drunk behind the wheel
    Tesla drove 7 miles using Autopilot as driver allegedly slept drunk behind the wheel
    I can see this happening more as drunks use their cars to get home after drinking all night. There aren't enough fail-safes at this point and except for warning systems to alert drivers to avoid accidents, cars need fully engaged drivers.
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    If they need fully engaged drivers, what's the point?
     
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    High insurance costs will limit the use of self driving driving cars.
     
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    Couples can have sex behind the wheel
     
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    Color me skeptical. Self-driving cars are problematic from a liability standpoint. EVERY SINGLE TIME a self-driving car is involved in an accident, the MANUFACTURER is at risk of a huge lawsuit, in a country and a culture where juries get their figurative rocks off awarding astronomical damages against such large firms. And consider, even the DRIVER'S INSURANCE CARRIER will have an interest in pinning this on the manufacturer.

    The days when we can plop ourselves down in a car, set the GPS to a destination and take a nap are NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. There is simply too much tort risk.

    And old bastards like me would want no part of such a car. But I guess we are dying out anyway.
     
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