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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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LydiaN586309,

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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The person that was trying to teach me to drive a stick shift gave up on me because I stripped to many gears lol!😀😃. Honestly I didn't know they still produced stick shift cars. Yes a stick shift car makes it less likely for your car to stolen.

 

You made a great point in saying that even though we, some of us choose not to own an autonomous car, that doesn't stop other self driven cars from being commendeered or used by terrorist to harm others. Vigilance is TRULY NEEDED today. These are dangerous times. Thank you for your great responses Epster 😀

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@j196497j I so agree. The knowledge that modern technology is making cars less secure is why we ordered our last vehicle direct from the factory, so we could make sure they didn't install any of the web interface or remote locks. 

 

Of course this step doesn't save us in the event someone hacks a self driving car (or someone else's Internet connected vehicle) and mows into us, but at least we know our vehicle will not be used by terrorists to kill anyone. Also it is a stick shift which virtually guarantees it won't ever be stolen. I read that less than 10% of Americans know how to drive a stick shift. Smiley Happy

 

PS I still lock it. Call me silly. Smiley Happy

 

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So true Epster! I agree. Technology can be a two edged sword. We've seen the damage and real possibilities that hackers can wreak upon anything that is digital and computerized. I read an article years ago about a passenger airliner being hacked just to see if it could be done and sure nuff, it's really possible to make an airliner or missle go where you want it to go (into a mountain, on to a busy highway, into a populated neighborhood, ect.

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@j196497j wrote:

Me personally, I don't not like self driving cars because wouldn't feel safe in, due to the real probability of the controls being hacked and taken over.


Same.

 

Self driving cars are a terrorist attack or mass murder event waiting to happen. Thanks, but no thanks.

 

Not all progress is a step forward, sez me. Smiley Happy

 

 

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