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The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM's Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars at a large scale by 2015, and the automaker also predicts it will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of the decade. Audi and BMW have also shown self-driving car concepts, with the former working with Stanford to pilot a modified TT up Pikes Peak. Meanwhile, Google is ripping along at its own rapid pace with a fleet of fully autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids that have logged over 300,000 miles. And the company has pushed through legislation that legalizes self-driving cars in Nevada. California is close behind, and Google has also been busy lobbying joyriding lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

But while we know that robo-cars are coming, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently released predictions that autonomous cars will account for up to 75 percent of vehicles on the road by the year 2040. The organization went even further, forecasting how infrastructure, society and attitudes could change when self-driving cars become the norm around the middle of the century.
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Back in my day, we used to have to drive. Damn kids.
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NO THANK YOU.

The last enjoyment I have is this damn world is driving my car around town however I like. This has government regulations written ALL OVER IT.

Hello software enforced speed limits.
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But I like driving.
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Cars able to merge onto a highway without causing a complete traffic jam would be nice, heaven knows the people driving cars currently can't do it....
     
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Let's get a legal autonomous car by 2020 and ill be a happy man, I trust a self driving car more then I trust myself driving a car.
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NO THANK YOU.

The last enjoyment I have is this damn world is driving my car around town however I like. This has government regulations written ALL OVER IT.

Hello software enforced speed limits.

Hello overclocking wink.gif

This is cool, especially for times where I don't want to be the one driving in Miami (I let my wife drive very often lol), but I enjoy driving when the road is nice and clear for me to "go fast."
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As a few have said. I love driving. Also what's the point in modding an autonomous car? Maybe if there was an override like in iRobot or something. But I'd just keep it on manual.
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I love to see a self-driving car drive down my camp road...

 

Still pretty crazy to see how fast this technology is moving along, and from the sounds of it, in huge part due to a non-automotive company.

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I would become a long haul trucker if the truck would drive itself biggrin.gif
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