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Susan Fourtané
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12/3/2015 | 7:38:13 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Broadway, 

There is probably a reason why Google is testing the car there. Going over the speed limit is not good either, so I would say that everyone there was wrong. In Sweden, Volvo has been testing its autonomous cars for a while now in normal driving conditions. However, the cars reach the normal speed of the lanes.

Volvo is going to have 100 test cars at a time. Now imagine if Google would test 100 of its cars at 25mph. :D That would be a real problem! 

-Susan 

 
nomii
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11/23/2015 | 12:48:25 PM
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@Pedro very true. These vehicles should remain in bounds of some pre defined areas. We cannot let them go loose where on spot decisions are required and lives are at stake. Secondly your point regarding engineering issues are one to be looked after before these vehicles are launched for general public

PedroGonzales
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11/23/2015 | 12:39:47 PM
Re: Pending Review
@ Nomii. I think such cars have a market on short distance and more predictable roads.  I can see such cars helping seniors move on a retirement home, moving people around a theme park, etc.  I think there will be a long way before we see such cars on the real roads.  Right, now, Google is building expectation and hype about their products.  I think Google needs to work on other areas because even thought the cars are ready; other non-engineering factors will impact their release.
Broadway0474
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11/22/2015 | 10:12:27 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Susan, if that's the case, I wonder again why they allow these prototypes on real roads. Or keep them in mall roads at least. Or neighborhood roads with 25 mph speed limits. In 35 mph zones, human drivers do 50. Where I come from, they drive in the shoulder or in the incoming traffic lane to pass slow drivers. The driverless cars are not the risk going at that speed, but at that speed, they are bound to cause human drivers to do stupid stuff.
Broadway0474
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11/22/2015 | 10:07:18 PM
Re: Compliance with the law
mak63, I would think that the police can apply similar laws whereever they want to. If you're in a 35 mph zone doing 12, they have it within their discretion to pull you over on suspicion. They can then breathalizer you, or search your car for drugs and booze. Or check if you were texting. 
Susan Fourtané
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11/22/2015 | 9:01:49 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
You're welcome, Angel. :) It's good to know what the max speed of Google's test car is before judging too quickly. -Susan
mak63
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11/20/2015 | 11:39:35 PM
Re: Compliance with the law
@Broadway0474 Yes, I was familiar with this law. It's good to refresh my memory about the traffic laws now and then though. Does the same principle apply to a 35 mph zone?
Angelfuego
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11/20/2015 | 7:36:24 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
@ Susan, Thanks for reminding me that the max speed of 24mph is for these test cars. In that case, I think 24mph spped limit is acceotable.
Angelfuego
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11/20/2015 | 7:33:51 PM
Re: Compliance with the law
@ Broadway, I agree with that traffic law and couldn't have worded it any better.
Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2015 | 12:36:51 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Angel, 24mph is the max speed of the Goggle prototype. For safety reasons it's better for Google to test the car like this. Everyone should understand this is a test car. -Susan
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