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Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel

The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.

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SpocktheCuriousBovine
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5/28/2014 | 5:50:55 PM
City Driving?
I will never want to give up a quiet drive in the country or down a seaside winding road...but if these cars get me downtown while allowing me to catch-up on email or digest an interesting read...GREAT!


My concern is 'avoidance'....How about a circumstance where someone driving 20KmH over the speed limit - blows away a late amber or red light.  Are these units better than humans for being aware of *that* type of threat?   I ask because I have avoided several such accidents over the years....mainly by having *NO* faith in stoplights for stopping aggresive drivers from pushing limits well into the danger zone.

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JimP906
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5/28/2014 | 5:40:33 PM
Goog's self driving cars
Wow! Sharpe lookin car!

HAHAHAHAHA

she...at
anon8414999999
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5/28/2014 | 5:38:47 PM
What about winter driving?
Hah... Unless these things can accuratly calculate a patch of black ice in the winter, or know exactly what do do if you hit a patch of ice either down hill or uphill, they will be completely useless. Nothing trumps a well trained driver when it comes to winter driving. I should know. I've been driving in Alaska for over 10 years. 
TeaPartyCitizen
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5/28/2014 | 5:09:13 PM
Those that kill
Old people, teenagers and alcoholics kill on the road. With self driving cars these dangers will go away. 
ChrisBrazendale
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5/28/2014 | 4:57:59 PM
Looks terrible
If that's the future of transport you can keep it. And based on some bad experiences I have had with GPS - they are hardly infallible - I can see lots of problems. It kind of makes sense, in that google seems to want to make cars as awful as their software!
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