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Joe Stanganelli
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11/3/2015 | 9:11:58 AM
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@mak: People already take naps and, er, take "advanced naps" in traffic.  There would probably still be laws against those things even with automated cars because of the need of a human operator to take over in an emergency (not to mention laws against public indecency in the latter case).
Joe Stanganelli
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11/3/2015 | 9:10:20 AM
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@SachinEE: Reminds me of a question posed in a book I read when I was a kid: "Would you rather be safe, or would you rather be free?"
mak63
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11/1/2015 | 10:10:30 PM
Re: Road Safety
@PedroGonzales "I wouldn't mind taking a nice nap while I'm stuck in traffic."
I wouldn't either, whether is in the AM or PM. Actually, if we think about it, what to do while in an autonomous car is getting bigger and bigger. Can you imagine what a couple would do stuck in traffic with those very dark tinted windows? I can!
PedroGonzales
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11/1/2015 | 11:56:30 AM
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@mak63. i think car companies should add more features to support drivers on the road.  I would be once of those drivers that would get a new car with such features.  Since car accident fatalities are high, such features will be a good PR for companies and save people's lives as well.  Something we can all agree is beneficial for the public good. I wouldn't mind taking a nice nap while i'm stuck in traffic.  
shakeeb
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10/31/2015 | 11:48:26 PM
Re: Road Safety
@mak63 – Sometimes it's a great relief not having to drive on a rush hour and at times you want to drive on a weekend.  The driver should always be allowed to select the mode they want. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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10/31/2015 | 11:46:25 PM
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@mak63 – I think all sports cars should be driven by humans but you could have crash prevention techniques installed. 
mak63
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mak63,
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10/31/2015 | 2:14:58 PM
Re: Road Safety
@shakeeb "...concentrate of much important things"
Yes, a lot of people would like that. Actually, many, many years ago, a friend of mine used to take taxi cabs to go everywhere. The reason was as you just said. More time for thinking, reading, or studying, my friend used to say.

 "some individuals who needs the driving pleasure"

I'm one of them. Nonetheless, in a long commute, on the rush hour, i wouldn't mind the autopilot taking over.
shakeeb
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10/31/2015 | 1:05:27 PM
Re: Road Safety
I am wondering if we would have anti-virus software sold for cars. I pray they have strong security to ensure the passengers in the car are safe. Else a remotely controlled car could be the ultimate killing machine. 
shakeeb
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10/31/2015 | 1:00:32 PM
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@nasimson – Human mind is such that it cannot concentrate on just one thing hence getting everything right for a human is very difficult. I think self-driving cars would do much better to reduce the chance of accidents. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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10/31/2015 | 12:58:09 PM
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@mak63 – There are some individuals who needs the driving pleasure, for them I think they need to have the option to turn off the autopilot and drive. 
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