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Ready for driverless cars in 6 years?

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If you can drive all night while sleeping, fewer people might use domestic airlines. It can also save people money as insurance premiums would plummet as human errors are removed. There will be lesser car repair bills and it can also change the workforce as drivers will no longer be needed.
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Do you think driverless cars in the future are realistic? Are they going to be useful or will they only cause more problems?
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I'd totally save up to buy this car. With the rapid growth of technology, I'm sure this can't be far from happening. I am seeing a lot of benefits to this, on top of which is less road accidents, of course, if systems are built perfectly.
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Self-driving cars are expected to be much safer than human-driven ones. But even if the first robot cars hit the roads in the next few years, most of us probably won’t give up driving entirely for at least another 15 or 20 years. In the meantime, traditional cars will gradually take over certain aspects of driving.
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I doubt it will happen in 6 years. There's just too much to consider for the driverless cars to be on the road. These probably should be implemented first in a place where all are driverless cars.
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I am not sure how confident I am with this technology. Humans and technology makes mistakes too.
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I think driverless cars do have its benefits but the one thing I worry about is the price. Not everyone will be able to afford it.
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Oh, how I wish these driver-less cars can be available soon. I would rather catch a nap rather than be on high alert during traffic. There's so much more things I can do in the car if I weren't driving.
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Humans rely on generalized intelligence and common sense that robots still very much lack. I don't think driver-less cars will better.
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This would be so useful if we can make it safe! There's no need to hire drivers and hopefully, the driving will be more efficient too so this will be an economical solution.
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I am not sure how confident I am with this technology. Humans and technology makes mistakes too.
I am with you there! I don't think I'll ever be too confident with a driverless car! I saw this episode on Bull where the driverless system can be hack and the hacker was able to kill someone with the car. Anything that's computer generated is scary. As tempting as this is, I hope this will never happen.
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For at least the next five to 10 years, self-driving cars will be geofenced to specific areas, meaning they won’t be free-range vehicles that can go wherever, whenever. They’ll be constrained to densely populated urban centers, college campuses, or retirement communities.
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If you think you’ll be able to waltz down to your local dealership and plunk down money for a self-driving car, you’ll be disappointed. The sensor suite that allows these cars to “see” their environment, combined with the compute hardware eating up a lot of space in the trunk, are really expensive. Most automakers are operating under the assumption that autonomous cars won’t be sold as personal vehicles, but instead will be used as part of a service fleet.
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I see a lot of these comments referring to the better side of the self driving cars, but I just don't see why. first off there is just some things I do not see a smart car like that doing. the very first thing is the fact that cars break, mess up and just overall stop working sometimes. why would anyone in there right mind trust there life with this when the cars/trucks we have now aren't even 100% perfect
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For at least the next five to 10 years, self-driving cars will be geofenced to specific areas, meaning they won’t be free-range vehicles that can go wherever, whenever. They’ll be constrained to densely populated urban centers, college campuses, or retirement communities.
That’s because of safety, but also because the technology isn’t really good enough to allow them to travel unrestricted. Autonomous cars need loads of data before they can confidently prowl the streets, and data takes time to collect.
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If you think you’ll be able to waltz down to your local dealership and plunk down money for a self-driving car, you’ll be disappointed. The sensor suite that allows these cars to “see” their environment, combined with the compute hardware eating up a lot of space in the trunk, are really expensive. Most automakers are operating under the assumption that autonomous cars won’t be sold as personal vehicles, but instead will be used as part of a service fleet.
It makes sense to offer this as a service fleet or to the government. More people will then be able to take advantage of it. Also, maintenance and upkeep would be more manageable. I can see a safer world with this.
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