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Driverless cars is a good idea and if you want faster transportation, more efficient cars, complete elimination of traffic jams and the chance of saving millions of lives then you will probably want to check out the video in the autoguide link below that explains more about the idea and it's benifits.


Google Engineer Claims Its Driverless Cars Could Save A Million Lives Every Year | AutoGuide.com News


With anything computerized there are a lot of benefits to it, but what about the downside's of the system. What happens if the computer system fails or malfunctions? What could go wrong?



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When the robot uprising comes, Sebastian Thrun will be accused of sympathizing with the androids. The Google engineer and leader of its driverless car project believes that by replacing the follies and foibles of human driving, its computer-controlled cars could save a million lives every year.

Apocalypse jokes aside, Thrun, a professor of computer science at Stanford University, became dedicated to the concept of saving lives when he lost his best friend to a car accident when he was 18. He discussed the implications that driverless cars could have at TED Talks, the conference for new ideas. In addition to saving lives, Thrun said, transport would be far quicker and more efficient, with less fuel wasted and a complete elimination of traffic jams. Humans in the future “will look back at us and say how ridiculous it was that humans were driving cars.”

Google’s automated cars have so far covered 140,000 miles in a variety of driving conditions, with nary an accident. Click the jump to see a Toyota Prius navigate the mean streets of Anytown, USA, and just imagine how much more time we can spend texting on our cell phones once the robots take over our daily commute. I for one welcome our new robot overlords!


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post #2 of 4 Old 04-11-2011, 04:48 PM
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We could have this for many many year later, for those lazy people who hate driving and don't enjoy it. But it would be a great thing to have automated driving service. Traffic would much much less and have a better flowing system, there are many gains to this but I'd just rather drive my own car personally..
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Sebastian has a good idea and with the fast growth of technology we will see driver-less cars someday.

But they really need to test the system in every way possible and make sure everything that's needed for the computer system to recognize where it's going and what to do is working to 110%

It can be a scary thing if the driver-less system fails to recognize where it's going and you end up in a dangerous situation. If the right measures are not taken it could do more harm than good.
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It would save time money and effort and give everyone extra time needed, as you would need to do is punch in an address and be on your way ! Just make sure your car doesn't get hacked! haha
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