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^ Precisely the kind of driver I'll be glad can't drive anymore when/if this ever happens.
The march of technology is hardly embracing a nanny state. The people who oppose this are the sort of people who were probably railing against cars themselves when they were first invented.

^Precisely the kind of person I would push off the road on purpose. You may not enjoy driving but I absolutely love it. It's one of my favorite things to do. And yes I drive fast. Some might even say excessively (if 90 in a 70 zone is excessive). You're talking about taking away something that brings a lot of people joy and good times. What if I told you that you are no longer allowed to do any of your favorite activities? You probably wouldn't like that very much. I'm not worried about my ability to drive, it's the others out there that shouldn't be on the road in the first place that make driving dangerous. The people that don't pay attention to what is going on around them and drive 10mph under the speed limit. Those are the people that need this autonomous driving system. I drive as fast as I do because I trust my own ability to maintain control of my vehicle. I don't let things like phone calls, texting, eating while driving, etc distract me. I'm not that stupid. Crashing my Mustang is not worth answering the phone or responding to a text.
Edited by Tman5293 - 9/19/12 at 10:53pm
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^ Precisely the kind of driver I'll be glad can't drive anymore when/if this ever happens.
The march of technology is hardly embracing a nanny state.

in most contexts over the last 5 years it has started to mean this.
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As a current engineering student, I can why we are moving towards this, and I favor eventually taking the human element out of driving.
(You can't patch humans...)
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..only to get hacked and cause accidents for the lulz.

This would be awesome for handicaps though.
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Stick shift is going to be impossible to find in 10 years, lol.

This.. manufacturers are already having automatic as the stnd option for cars where as even 5 years ago it was the alternative extra.
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I'm hoping by 2040 the US will actually have a public transportation system so I won't need to own a car (I hate driving.) A fully automatic system of buses would great.
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Yet another example of the human race becoming more and more lazy. Despite the fact that it may(and may is the best word) prevent accidents we just don't want to do anything any more. I know it's a cartoon but the Wally movie comes to mind in all honesty.
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Key word here is "need." I highly doubt something like this will ever become mandatory law. Too many variables.
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By 2040, there will be no ice left at the North Pole, scientists predict 2006
http://www.naturalnews.com/021328_global_waming_North_Pole.html

Arctic ice could vanish in 10 years, scientists warn 12 Aug 2012
Data shows ice melting 50% faster than predicted by some polar scientists
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/08/13/arctic-ice-melting-faster.html

hi-arctic-ice-852.jpg

Yeah, electric cars, you can let them drive you anywhere if we have land mass left. Well we deserve it, since we chose driving uber fast cars, smelling good and expressing ourselves on walls over a Planet since 50s.
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By 2040, there will be no ice left at the North Pole, scientists predict 2006
http://www.naturalnews.com/021328_global_waming_North_Pole.html
Arctic ice could vanish in 10 years, scientists warn 12 Aug 2012
Data shows ice melting 50% faster than predicted by some polar scientists
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/08/13/arctic-ice-melting-faster.html
hi-arctic-ice-852.jpg
Yeah, electric cars, you can let them drive you anywhere if we have land mass left. Well we deserve it, since we chose driving uber fast cars, smelling good and expressing ourselves on walls over a Planet since 50s.

We'll have landmasses left. It's the coastal cities and low-lying regions like the Netherlands and Denmark that will be inundated frown.gif
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