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Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter

Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.

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gwill2k
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gwill2k,
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4/29/2014 | 5:47:33 AM
Less is More

They are doing this so they don't have to pay people to take pictures of your back yard. Driverless cars roaming the Earth taking pictures all day, every day. We don't need more cars on the road. Can we get a high speed mass transit system? One that travels @ 100s of mph? Driverless @ 60mph is still too slow to revolutionize anything

 
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4/29/2014 | 1:53:32 AM
Re: Teaching people to behave around the cars?
I suggest inbuilt cctv plus responsive car rage technology...
Gary_EL
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4/28/2014 | 11:31:24 PM
Re: Do you want self-driving cars on the road with you?
When the day comes that I can allow my blood alcohol reading to rise to a happy level and tell the car to take me home with out fear of a DUI, I'll be interested. Until then, meh.
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4/28/2014 | 10:39:54 PM
Commuting is a waste of life.
"I would actually get annoyed being the passenger in a yield-to-everything self-driving car."

People will be too busy browsing the Internet, playing games, watching a movie, etc. while relaxing in the vehicle. Commuting is a waste of life.
Shane M. O'Neill
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4/28/2014 | 6:25:53 PM
Re: Do you want self-driving cars on the road with you?
Google self-driving cars will only make sense in most parts of Florida, where everybody drives under 45 mph. ;)

But the rest of the country? Fuhget about it. It'll get ugly fast with vandals and road rage incidents. I would actually get annoyed being the passenger in a yield-to-everything self-driving car. My urge to drive more aggressively -- but sensibly -- would overtake me.
YaarovS134
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4/28/2014 | 5:41:22 PM
I want a free android app or iphone app
that warns me when I'm near a google car.
Laurianne
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4/28/2014 | 4:02:46 PM
Re: Do you want self-driving cars on the road with you?
The point about teaching people to behave around these cars is a good one. Not easy for Google to solve.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/28/2014 | 3:32:44 PM
Do you want self-driving cars on the road with you?
So what do people think about sharing the road with robotic cars? Is frustration the price of safety?
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