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Date: 03/29/12 10:00 AM

27 Responses to Self-Driving Car – Driving Test

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 8:20 am
    Link: Self-Driving Car - Driving Test - THE FUTURE IS HERE! Driving will be changed as we know it, forever...and more importantly no more DUI`s whoo hoo!
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:13 am
    You have to roll the window down yourself? BS
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:26 am
    Hey! That was in my hometown of Morgan Hill! How cool.
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    slipwax Male 18-29
    168 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:26 am
    That car sucks at parking. Fail
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Unfortunately if this is pushed out to public all wrecks involving one would likely be pinned on it unless it was blatantly the other guy. This would be made worse by the likelihood that no one in the self driving car would be paying much attention to account for what happened.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Pretty awesome. Seemed dangerous to be testing it out on the streets like that; then I saw they partnered with the Police Dept.
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    toomuchbuko Male 18-29
    12 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:33 am
    Yeah!!! I don`t have to drive drunk anymore!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:38 am
    DO WANT...you do too so stop acting like you don`t!

    and like all tech breakthroughs that change the world it may be rough going at first but we will adapt and it will get better!
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    DOUBLE_L7 Male 18-29
    96 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:39 am
    Will the cops still give out tickets for talking on your cell?
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Hey it`s in my neck of the woods! Very cool! For the people concerned with safety -- Self Driving cars react faster and more efficiently than any human being is capable of. So there goes that argument....

    This technology would make DUI`s non-existent. Crashes on the road would decrease dramatically. I can`t wait for the future!
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Google has been driving these cars around CA for some time. However, the current law demands that the driver is licensed, competent, and sober, since it is possible they can take over control. So, I don`t understand how a blind person can be behind the wheel and eating a taco on public streets. Maybe they had a police escort.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:16 am
    At the moment you have to have a driver, but I bet UPS and FedEx can`t wait for the day when autonomous vehicles are allowed and they can dispense with all those pesky employees.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Witchcraft
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Someone find a duck, i`ll bring the scales.. Someone needs to get burned at the stake for this magnificent piece of black magic..
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Yet another step in moving "Minority Report" into reality.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Evan! I was thinking the exact same thing.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    This technology would make DUI`s non-existent. Crashes on the road would decrease dramatically. I can`t wait for the future!

    <boring factoid>

    Even if this technology worked 100%, you could *still* be charged with an offence in the UK, that of "being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst drunk". There`s meant to be a valid defence if you can prove you didn`t intend to drive, but there have been some really stupid outcomes in court. One guy even got prosecuted for retrieving his briefcase from the boot of his car in a pub car park before intending to call a taxi to take him home - by opening his car, it was deemed he`d committed the offence of being in charge of the vehicle whilst over the limit.

    </boring factoid>
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Buzz kill time!

    1.) How did it know exactly where the drive thru was? Google maps only maps roads, not parking lots.

    2.) What about if 1 way roads are flip flopped or new road routes, how will it navigate those?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32800 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Awesome! So full of win!

    I recall seeing a "self driving" contest on PBS a few years ago. On a closed course those cars (trucks and a motorcycle too!) could hardly move, never mind other traffic!

    The technology has come a LONG way since then, obviously.

    Now, where`s my flying car, ala: The Jetsons!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    WANT!
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    But, but... I like to drive!!!
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    But there is one major, MAJOR flaw with it. It`s a Prius....
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    @BritInvasion: 1: Where the drive through is? My guess, a combination of road markings, and possibly a `marriage` of GPS and the data from the spinning camera on top.
    2. Again, a camera, that can detect what`s on the road. Wording, signs, markers.
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    Alen Male 18-29
    1 post
    March 30, 2012 at 4:12 am
    Are you ready for T1000 ?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 6:32 am
    The car?
    It`s a Toyota Pious.
    The whirly thing on the roof is a giant Thardo Khorlo electric Dharma wheel.

    (Absolutely no offence intended to any party whatsoever)

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    That is awesome.....
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    SmugNinja Male 30-39
    5 posts
    March 31, 2012 at 10:11 am
    I love that it is so precise and that it can pick up disabled bays, stop signs and speaker boxes... and then parks crooked on the driveway.

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