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I applaud the effort to move us (carefully and safely) into the next generation of self-driving cars.  Many people worry that they are not safe; I think the companies moving us towards self-driving cards need to focus on marketing explaining how dangerous it is NOT to have self-driving cards.  While accidents involving self-driving cards are tragic, killing 37,000+ Americans on the road each year is so much worse.  And it's (almost) time to change!

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I would definitely buy one if I could afford one.  I am 75 years old and in good health, but I have noticed a decline in my alertness while driving.  I am a lot slower in reaction time and adverse weather conditions seems to stress me out a lot more.  I especially dislike driving at night.  And I am becoming terrified about driving in city traffic as it seems people are wizzing all around me.  I still like the convenience of having a car at my beckoning rather than public transportation.  I just try to avoid driving in the conditions that stress me out.  I feel a lot more comfortable driving in places that I am completely familiar with and have driven many times before.

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No way, This Technology is years away from being safe for humens to trust. They need lots more work done on it.

If the car companies try to force it on the public and the actdents happen, there will all kinds of law suits. 

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At this point in my life (75), while the idea seems quite interesting/helpful, we would needs lots of time to guarantee the safety of these auto-cars...ensure the tehcnoloogy is in place, training of drivers  in place, and pedestrians/children/animals, road fixtures, etc. are safe and aware of the tech too....lots to do, lots of time needed to get it done, safely for all.

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The idea fascinates me, but no, I wouldn't buy one unless EVERYONE else gets one, too. It takes just one yahoo, and one of the commandments I learned in drivers' ed that has stood the test of time is to "drive as if the other person is about to make a mistake and plan accordingly." It's a corollary to "when you drive you're also driving all the cars around you."

Any automated car had better have a manual override.

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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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