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This might seem like a stupid question but once cars reach level 4, would you need a driver's license?

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"Occupants don't need the ability to drive"

 

I'd say that would mean no. Actually, at some point, it's possible that driverless cars won't even allow human driving anymore, IMO.



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I'm afraid to say that this conversation with my best friend just happened.
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I cannot convince her that driverless cars will be safe. -.-

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By 2040 human-driven cars will probably be illegal in some countries. Already, with the early prototype technology, driverless cars are much safer.


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I'm afraid to say that this conversation with my best friend just happened.
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I cannot convince her that driverless cars will be safe. -.-

 

I converted my brother. Whenever we drive somewhere I point to a jackass and say, "a robot wouldn't drive like that". Or, when a semi-truck blows past us I say, "Isn't the speed limit for trucks 55? A robot would obey the speed limit." 

 

Now, he's pretty open to autonomous cars. He just thinks I'm too optimistic on timeframe (I say 2020). 



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I cannot convince her that driverless cars will be safe. -.-

 

 

Well, there's some fairly convincing statistics coming from driverless prototypes, like, for instance, a crapload of miles driven flawlessly. No accidents, no anything, perfect driving for hundreds of miles.



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By 2040 human-driven cars will probably be illegal in some countries. Already, with the early prototype technology, driverless cars are much safer.

 

It is possible that manual cars will cease to exist as a matter of free market economics rather than legislation. I don't know what the autonomous car model will look like, but it may be so powerful from a service and comfort perspective that people could abandon their manual cars. 

 

My car spends most of its time idle. It's either in the garage or in the parking lot at work. I fill it up at the gas station. I pay for insurance. If it gets damaged, I pay for repairs. When I want a car with a different design for a different trip, I'm stuck with my car. I also have 150 square feet of residential real estate allotted to my car rather than some a pool table or some other use of floor space. Also, I don't really enjoy finding parking spaces. 

 

Driverless cars may be such a better value that we just give manual cars up by our own volition. 



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Now, he's pretty open to autonomous cars. He just thinks I'm too optimistic on timeframe (I say 2020). 

 

wow, and now even 2020 looks like a pessimistic viewpoint for consumer driverless cars.


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