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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post

there are two sides to this:
1. i love driving. for me, it is a passion. you will have to pry my right to control my own vehicle, and shift it myself, from my cold dead fingers.
2. every street in southern california, from my experience in recent months, is jam packed with moronic drivers who probably should not have had a drivers license in the first place.

I'd agree with this. Florida is where old people come to buy buicks and die in them, all while in front of you on a highway.
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Make a license harder to get, add these, everyone is happy and safer.
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post #23 of 299
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Hello software enforced speed limits.
Technically speaking automatic cars could be much safer at higher speeds in closer formations. Humans are much worse at this in practice.
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What will they do about people that love driving? I love driving too much to get those cars..
I wouldn't be too surprised to see regular driving become a taboo (a-la I, Robot). Granted, that's basically going to be beyond any of our lifetimes...
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I want to see some sort of hybrid. E.g. City driving would be done in manual, but once you hit the highway you can flip to automatic and let it take over.
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I really enjoy driving. )= They better let us enthusiasts keep and drive our sports cars.

Unless "they" either give you a free self-driven vehicle, give you a substantial amount of money for your car so that you can afford one, or make them extremely cheap, you cannot be forced to change your vehicle. Look at old cars from the 70s/80s that have no seatbelts. If the car you own was not originally built with a seatbelt, you're not required by law to add a seatbelt.
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You guys are thinking way to narrowly about what this hold for the future. Imagine the price drop of items being shipped by truck across the country. If you just stationed people to load and unload the trucks, they could travel for hundreds of hours without having to stop. If gas or electric fill up is the problem, have people ready to fill/charge the vehicles just like they used to do back in the say. E.g. - Non-self-server.
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I'd agree with this. Florida is where old people come to buy buicks and die in them, all while in front of you on a highway.

Pretty much. I used to live in Tampa too.
Edited by Shmerrick - 9/18/12 at 10:13am
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I'm sick of city driving so I'm ready for Autonomous Cars Only roads. No traffic signals, no traffic slowdown, no need for Police to get involved, no paying attention to driving in general.
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You guys are thinking way to narrowly about what this hold for the future. Imagine the price drop of items being shipped by truck across the country. If you just stationed people to load and unload the trucks, they could travel for hundreds of hours without having to stop. If gas or electric fill up is the problem, have people ready to fill/charge the vehicles just like they used to do back in the say. E.g. - Non-self-server.

Well, I'm sure once that sort of technology hits, the truck would pull into the nearest truck stop when its fuel is below 25% capacity. Truck stops would allow you to call in and say "Hey my truck is on the way, I need a fuel-up and an overall inspection to be sure everything's good for another 500 miles."
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I almost die on the road every day. I would welcome this with open arms. haha
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The problem of driving in the US, is that many people see it as right instead of a privilege.

When I turned 17, I was living in Germany, and I had to pay 2000 Euro for my license, and go through a year of driving lessons to get my full license at 18. When I came back to the states, they just handed me a new license since I already had one... fortunately for them, driving is more of a natural ability for Germans than it is for others around the globe, not sure why that is.
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