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Would you buy or use a driverless car? Why or why not?

  1. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 23 months ago

    Would you buy or use a driverless car? Why or why not?

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  2. Snakesmum profile image81
    Snakesmumposted 23 months ago

    Probably not.   Why?  Because I like to be in control, and with a driverless car, that wouldn't happen.  :-)

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I understand your sentiment. With driverless cars a human can take over anytime they want. Does that sway you?

    2. Snakesmum profile image81
      Snakesmumposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.......

    3. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 23 months ago

    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.

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. profile image59
    peter565posted 23 months ago

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I don't trust computer that much, I feel safer with a person behind the wheels.

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Tusitala Tom profile image61
      Tusitala Tomposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 23 months ago

    nope, driverless car is dangerous, you can't 100% rely on technology, it still will go wrong

  6. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months ago

    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?

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Good observations & concerns especially considering we can already hack into cars that are not driverless & cause accidents. I like the idea of it but more security & safety features are needed.

  7. dianetrotter profile image73
    dianetrotterposted 23 months ago

    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!

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. dianetrotter profile image73
      dianetrotterposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Imagine ISIS hacking your car!!!

    3. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. hubber8893 profile image81
    hubber8893posted 22 months ago

    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.

  9. Whole motors profile image56
    Whole motorsposted 21 months ago

    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.

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image61
      Tusitala Tomposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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!

  10. bob crocker profile image60
    bob crockerposted 20 months ago

    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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