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Driver-less Car Reaches 149 mph Around Hockenheim Race Track

     
2:05 pm on Oct 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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A driver-less car sped around the Hockenheim Ring at the weekend setting a record speed of 149mph.

The demonstration shows that driver-less cars have come a long way in development. However, it was the only vehicle on the track at the time.

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2:54 pm on Oct 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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As much as I enjoy driving my car, there will come a day when cars do the driving for you. Roads will become much safer.
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I really like driving my cars, but there may well come a day when that isn't a good idea anymore, like many people as they age.

Self driving cars might open up a whole new world of independence and mobility for a lot of people.

It's exciting to see this technology develop and do so at a remarkably speedy pace.
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I would be more than frightened if I were the passenger in that particular vehicle.

We already have a number of automated option on mid to high-end vehicles, such as lane control, close distance deceleration, and even parking assistance. Those are relatively easy to understand, and to accept. Complete driver-less vehicles on the road still do concern me. If there's an accident, who is responsible?

I have been in driver-less mass transit systems, and they have been around for some time. However, that are on closed systems and not at the mercy of other users outside the control of the automated system.
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I saw a driver in a corvette using TWO phones at the same time.. Yes he was stopped at a light but I still consider that a driverless vehicle.
 

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