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Will Self-Driving Cars Change the Rules of the Road?
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[quote:Lucky Charms:MV8yMTE2MDYwXzM1Njk1ODAxXzE4NjgwRUNC] [quote:Anonymous Coward 21903530:MV8yMTE2MDYwXzM1Njk1NzI2X0JGNjZCRUQ3] What's the point of cars if nobody is in them? Hey here's a better idea,.. fast efficient mass transit. [/quote] Well the ultimate point is to eliminate privately owned vehicles eventually. You get up in the morning, your house system says "good morning sir" you say "good morning Alfred" (mine is called Alfred after Batman's butler), you get dressed have food, you say "Alfred call me a transport." The automated transport hums up to your door and off you go. Alfred has already told it where and when I need to be, so I just sit back and download the morning news on my google glass. [/quote]
Not long ago, self-driving cars seemed like science fiction. But Google is now operating so-called autonomous cars in California and Nevada, and last week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toyota and Audi unveiled prototypes for self-driving cars to sell to ordinary car buyers. (Google co-founder Sergey Brin said last year he expects his company to have them ready for the general public within five years.) In a report backing self-driving cars, the consulting firm KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research recently predicted that driving is “on the brink of a new technological revolution.”
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