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You may have to wait 30-years for self-driving cars

     
4:08 pm on Mar 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Google's self-driving cars are here and being tested, but even the head of the project, Chris Urmson, suggests that you may have to wait up to 30-years for the cars. Countries with good weather and less challenging roads are likely to get the vehicles first.

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I really can see the benefits, and i'm sure acceptance will come, in due course. On the positive side, no longer will there be the need to actually own a vehicle. In some locations i can see that working. I would also imagine that taxi drivers will have something to say about self-driving cars usurping even Uber.
6:31 pm on Mar 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Driving down the M1 yesterday through several lengthy sections of roadworks with a confusing assortment of partially burnt off white lines and hastily painted temporary ones I did wonder how a driverless car would cope. Google's answer clearly is that it can't.
1:23 pm on Mar 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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It is not the driverless cars that worry me, It's the huge convoys of diverless trucks nose to tail in the middle lane of the motorway all keeping to the same top speed, and it's the possibility of diverless motorcylcles weaving in and out of traffic.

What about driverless disabled buggies on the pavement as well as the road.

If all these vehicles communicate with each other to prevent accidents who has priority?
10:38 am on Mar 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I drive a super-charged 760hp Corvette.

Self-driving cars...? Yeah right :)
11:40 am on Mar 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I can hear the big corps salivating at "personal transports" as a public utility. Someday. Heck, it's in most of the early Science Fiction so it will eventually come to pass.