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Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2015 | 12:21:43 AM
Re: Compliance with the law
Broadway, in the case of this particular prototype, the car was driving at its max speed, which is 24mph. I believe this falls into "reduced speed necessary for safe operation." -Susan
Broadway0474
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11/19/2015 | 10:47:49 PM
Re: Compliance with the law
From my research ... "A typical impeding traffic law says: No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, because of a grade, or compliance with the law."
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11/19/2015 | 5:29:13 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
@ Brian, I am surprised. I thought it might have been the other way around. I thought 90% would be driverless cars.
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11/19/2015 | 5:26:07 PM
Compliance with the law
I think we're being a little harsh against these self-driving cars. I wonder if the police officer would have stopped the car, if a person was driving it. In theory, I could go 24 in a 35 mph zone, couldn't I? What's the rush? No, I'm not 80 years old.
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11/19/2015 | 5:25:39 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
24mph is too slow for a 35mph lane. Sometimes driving too slow can also pose a risk on the road for others that are driving closer to the speed limit. I believe there is such thing as driving too slow, not just driving too fast.
Susan Fourtané
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11/19/2015 | 1:05:22 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
vnewman, yes. :)
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11/19/2015 | 12:52:44 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Oh I see....the "operator" i.e. the "passenger" has to press the stop button.
Susan Fourtané
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11/19/2015 | 1:14:38 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
vnewman, there was a driver in the car. However, autonomous cars can be programmed to stop as well responsing to certain situations. This particular prototype's maximum speed is 25mph and it's just that: a prototype. You might find this interesting: http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/11/police_stop_slow-moving_driver.html -Susan
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11/18/2015 | 7:50:40 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
"The officer stopped the car, which was traveling 24 mph in a 35 mph zone..."

Hmmmm....how does one stop a car with no driver???  Anyone?  Bueller?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Susan Fourtané
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11/17/2015 | 1:35:13 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Daniel, but if Google's self-driving car is too slow it doesn't mean that all the other self-driving cars are slow as well. :) This is only one in many. Now, I agree with you that autonomous cars are going to be very useful in llogistics. Volvo has been testing trucks with their auto-pilot feature. -Susan
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