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I am 71 and I know my reflex is slower this would help older people a lot. I would love to test drive a self driving car, I feel its the way to go and would lower a lot of accendents

  

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Personally, I do not.  I am not sure that it is even safe for anyone.  The hackers and crooks are there out there hacking into other things, cell phones, government offices and buildings along with businesses.

How do you know WHO actually is the criminal in this case?  I would not want to be in the vehicle and have no control on where it goes or what it does, yet be the one that has to take responsibility for what happens. 

Only if the person in the vehicle should have complete control. 

Enough said.

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No worries about being able to afford buying a self driving car. The plan is to just rent one when you need one. That improves effiencies for all stakeholders both suppliers and consumers. So hop a plane to Phoenix and go for a test ride. Google got them on the road right now! Jeff

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I was thinking the other day that a self driving RV might actually be a cool thing. Set the motorhome to arrive at your destination, then go back and get some dinner and shut eye. That way you don't have to sit still for hours, which we all know is terrible for your health, and you can arrive at your destination (in my case it will be a trailhead) well rested.  

 

 

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I  love the idea of totally self driving cars...the freedom they offer for seniors and disabled folks is incredible.  I  feel they will cut auto accidents by 70% minimum.  

My only complaint is that I will never be able to afford one, altho with the slow roll out it is unlikely I will still be alive when they become mainstream. Still I have been thinking of them since I started reading science fiction in high school...glad they are finally on the horizon.

 

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Self-driving cars will reduce the carnage on America's roadways 10 fold, from more than 30,000 deaths to less than 3000 deaths annually!.   They will be the salvation for the independence of seniors not to mention the blind, and physically and intellectually handicapped. Reckless and drunken drivers will be relegated to the backseat or pay exorbitant insurance premiums for the privilege to disobey "rules of the road." Believe it or not, the insurance companies are all for driverless vehicles, including semi-tractor trailers!  People won't have to own or maintain a car they will just hail one on demand. Since cars will be better utilized there will be less traffic congestion because self driving cars will have "deep learning" and teach each other where the potholes and local road hazards are. No more road rage either!  Jeff Martin, M.D.

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I believe that once they are perfected a little more it's a great concept.

For one it would stop Drunk drivers, Cell phone Junkies, and Lead foots.

Second I would enjoy just relaxing or reading a magazine.

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I agree with your post.

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I don't like the idea of self-driving cars because I just don't think they are safe.  Too many people have already been killed by or while using a self-driving vehicle.  Maybe, if given more time and science, they may be able to make this technology available to the public and the concern about the dangers will then have been resolved.   But we are not there yet!

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