View Poll Results: Would you support strictly using self-driving automobiles?

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    I voted unsure because the technology isn't there yet. I would support it only if the technology were developed and were extremely reliable. It's a ways off because there's a huge difference in driving during sunny 80 degrees or at night in rain or in a snow storm.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Mathematician, do you percieve any flaws in your plan of self-driving automobiles?
    With experience in large programming projects, I'm confident that any flaws you can think have a simple solution. Conditional statements and rescue clauses in programming are used to detect and handle when something goes wrong. Shoot any concerns of flaws at me and I'll explain how I'd prevent/fix it.
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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I voted unsure because the technology isn't there yet. I would support it only if the technology were developed and were extremely reliable. It's a ways off because there's a huge difference in driving during sunny 80 degrees or at night in rain or in a snow storm.
    You're right about the weather being a factor in driving. Automated driving would make certain that the proper caution is taken by every car, instead of some people taking too little/much caution. We obviously have the technology to monitor the weather status, so this could be fed into the settings.
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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Driving a car is one of the joys in life, I will support self-driving vehicles the same day I support donating my sperm to some robot to have sex for me.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    What happens when the car starts to wear out. Most people maintain their car but not all.

    I would always be worried about the brakes and steering and everything else.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    The number one reason I voted no to self driven autos...It would take 10 yrs of no recalls from the automakers...10 yrs of no steering wheels falling off of new cars on the highway doing 60 with kids in car seats in the back. 10 yrs of no gas pedals sticking and causing accidents and deaths.
    No matter how good the science how great the idea...someone still has to build it...and that scares me.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What happens when the car starts to wear out. Most people maintain their car but not all.

    I would always be worried about the brakes and steering and everything else.
    That is an excellent point...what about the people that wont maintain their vehicle and puts everyone else at risk...yes that does happen now...but when you have people sleeping and txting and putting on makeup and checkin out the chics knowing they dont have to watch the road at all ...now thats scarey

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What happens when the car starts to wear out. Most people maintain their car but not all.

    I would always be worried about the brakes and steering and everything else.
    You see cars already today which are able to monitor when preventative maintenance is needed for particular parts.
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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    You see cars already today which are able to monitor when preventative maintenance is needed for particular parts.
    That doesnt assure anyone is going to do it...and so far thats only on high end vehicles...the majority of vehicles do not have that included.

    I would rather see automated driving assistance where the driver has to maintain alertness has to be proactive with alot of help mechanically.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    That doesnt assure anyone is going to do it...and so far thats only on high end vehicles...the majority of vehicles do not have that included.

    I would rather see automated driving assistance where the driver has to maintain alertness has to be proactive with alot of help mechanically.
    My Accord has this feature, which IMHO isn't a high-end car. With the cars monitoring this, notification could be sent to an authority figure through the network for enforcement.
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