Probably not. Why? Because I like to be in control, and with a driverless car, that wouldn't happen. :-)
I understand your sentiment. With driverless cars a human can take over anytime they want. Does that sway you?
Possibly. Still don't like the idea though, and if you wanted to take over I wonder how long it would take for the car to relinquish control.......
That's is something I've wondered about as there is a lag with just about anything. Frightening to think of if a life or death situation was at hand.
Inevitably driverless vehicles will ultimately prevail. Drivers - who worldwide think they're 'above average' in competence - have killed and maimed more people than all the wars put together.
Oh, and, yes, I am a driver: car, heavy vehicle and motor cycles; driving since 1955.
Driverless cars will be forced upon us all, I expect (in the long term) by Government Law. In the meantime, things will go on much as they have for the past 100 years: traffic jams, traffic carnage, traffic parking...all the problems we've created for ourselves.
I agree. The Google driverless car has driven over 1,000,000 & has just experienced it's first accident. The human passenger said that the mistake made is one he would have made, not yielding to a turning bus. Both vehicles were going very slowly
Anything that uses a computer can fail, and it only takes one bad accident. A million millions is nothing. Just multiply that one accident per million miles versus how many millions of miles are driven everyday in the US.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I don't trust computer that much, I feel safer with a person behind the wheels.
I understand that feeling...until I see a driver brushing long hair into their face or staring at their phone or laptop while they are driving. Unfortunately for us all, these are true (and frightening) stories!
I did say in my comment, "well into the future.' Computers are still in the 'toddler stage' compared with where they'll be three or four decades from now. Cars might not even have wheels by then, let alone steering wheels.
nope, driverless car is dangerous, you can't 100% rely on technology, it still will go wrong
We can't even build a Hi Speed Rail in this country, and with over 340 million people and hundreds of millions of drivers what are the chances the car's programming can anticipate all of their moves?
So no, and I don't want them on the road. We can't protect ourselves from the Internet, so how are we going to protect driverless cars?
The product is only as safe as the creator. I know planes can fly autopilot but there is less traffic up there. As I write, I vascillate. Cars now have the sensors to beep when you are getting close to something. Slow speeds may be ok. Freeway, no way!
Thanks for answering and I agree. The idea is very good with all the distractions that drivers have at the moment, this could be a solution to that. I do wonder about security from hackers though as that's already an issue today.
My goodness! That would be absolutely frightening. I saw a demonstration of hacking into a car and it would have to be one of the most frightening things you could experience in a car. People are already doing this right now.
If provided at an affordable cost, I would like to give the driverless car a try and after that my experience with it will decide that I will continue with such machine or a manually operated vehicle.
My preferences for a better experience with driverless car will be in decreasing order as follows :
- Less prone to accidents(any sort of collision or imbalance) during day or night
- Extensive Warranty provision by the manufacturers
- Time saving
- Easily accessible service stations
Making up completely for all the above mentioned things, I would gladly accept this innovative outcome of Science and Technology.
Maybe if but first I would ensure that optimal technology out, a few days ago james Dalton of the association of british insurers said rightly that autnomos cars were the biggest safety advance since the invention of the belt but you have to get there safely is to say that clearly when this technology at its highest development since automatic braking and lane assistance systems can give false sense of security drivers. So drivers should still be pending even if the car is autonomous.
I doubt driverless cars will suddenly sweep the world. But they will come in. It's inevitable. By the time the actual human driver is superseded, I expect the technology will be very safe. And, of course, there will be no steering wheels!
NO with all the recall's on cars they have been building all these years,
Air bags that don't work,Gas tanks that fall out, and so on.Now if they can't do those things right why would you trust them with a self driving car?One more thing when Airbus built the first fly by wire aircraft it flew itself into the ground.
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