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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Nov 17 11.03am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Apparently the government is going to start licensing driverless cars possibly by 2021. I was wondering what people feel about this? I am in favour but then I don't drive and most drivers I speak to are against it and say "you don't understand about driving" which is true.

Anyway I think what will happen is in the future we will have driverless zones like the congestion charge zone. Your car must be on auto in that defined area.

The Pro's:

- There are around 2000 road deaths pa plus thousands of injuries caused by bad driving. Anything that will reduce that number must be a good thing. People will argue that the technology is not safe. Well can you guarantee that every driver on the road is sober and paying attention? Of course not. At least with this technology the government will require the manufacturers to prove it is safe and when it goes wrong to fix it. No one can guarantee that a person will never make a mistake or even repeat that same mistake.

- Traffic flow in the driverless zone should be smoother as all traffic would obey the laws. So no parking in bus lanes, cars sitting in the yellow box or blocking junctions etc. Boy racers would not be happy but if the overall journey time was quicker I hope must motorists would accept this.

- We could reduce the number of cars on the road. People would call an automated taxi instead of owning a car that spends must of the time parked outside their home or place of work (dead money). I hate Uber but their vision to reduce car ownership makes sense for people who live in urban areas and are occasional drivers. Especially useful as homes are now being built without off road parking.

- Freedom for older people and non drivers. My dad is in his mid eighties and lives in the country. He is getting too old to drive and public transport is non existent. Being able to whistle up an automated car service would be a godsend.

- Cars will be hired for a single trip or by the day. A cross between car rental and a taxi service. If you are commuting it would be a standing order, say pick up at 7am return journey 6pm. Between time the taxi would be doing other jobs.

Some cons:

- Drivers like their freedom and why should they change. You are all good drivers its the other guy's fault.

- It will never work people wont use it. Maybe but that has been said of lots of technology advances. I never thought I would see my dad use a mobile phone. Sooner or later a good idea goes from a novelty to the norm. I wonder what horse and cart drivers thought about cars and trains?

Anyway over to you

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Nov 17 1.15pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

It won’t happen by 2021. Not on any meaningful or viable scale.

In my opinion.

 


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Pussay Patrol Flag 19 Nov 17 3.53pm

Surely you would have to design such a vehicle first? Is there a prototype that is being engineered?

I find it odd it takes 20 years to build a new railway line using existing technology yet they have already decided on driverless cars in just 3 years

 


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View Dweeb's Profile Dweeb Flag East London 19 Nov 17 4.01pm Send a Private Message to Dweeb Add Dweeb as a friend

It's just a smoke & mirrors job to deflect attention and up the Tories "green credentials" as laughable as they are.

As others have said it won't work in that time frame, if at all. Google is still testing in just three places in the USA where there is considerably more space than the UK [Link]

It will also waste money that if available would be better off in housing, NHS or defence but certainly not in driverless cars.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 19 Nov 17 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Dweeb

It's just a smoke & mirrors job to deflect attention and up the Tories "green credentials" as laughable as they are.

As others have said it won't work in that time frame, if at all. Google is still testing in just three places in the USA where there is considerably more space than the UK [Link]

It will also waste money that if available would be better off in housing, NHS or defence but certainly not in driverless cars.

No. THe NHS wastes enough money as it is.

 

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View .TUX.'s Profile .TUX. Flag 19 Nov 17 5.05pm Send a Private Message to .TUX. Add .TUX. as a friend

Originally posted by Dweeb

It's just a smoke & mirrors job to deflect attention and up the Tories "green credentials" as laughable as they are.

As others have said it won't work in that time frame, if at all. Google is still testing in just three places in the USA where there is considerably more space than the UK [Link]

It will also waste money that if available would be better off in housing, NHS or defence but certainly not in driverless cars.

Corporations have been investing hundreds of billions of dollars of their own money for many years now on this technology. Deals, mergers, alliances (and lawsuits) are all in play on a massive scale and millions upon millions of miles have already been logged.
This will happen, and quicker than many believe.

Personally it doesn't appeal to me.


 


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Pussay Patrol Flag 19 Nov 17 6.02pm

Actually I live in the Netherlands and they already have driverless buses so I suppose you can design car transportation along the same lines

 


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View Kermit8's Profile Kermit8 Flag Hevon 19 Nov 17 6.07pm Send a Private Message to Kermit8 Add Kermit8 as a friend

Thought 50% of cars were pretty much driverless now anyway what with the gender that is behind that wheel.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Nov 17 6.20pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

There will be less congestion and improved traffic flow in driverless lanes/zones.
1. How does the car fill itself with fuel ?
2. How would it differentiate between 2 passengers, or one really fat bloke ?
3. Vehicle collision or breakdown. What happens ? Obviously you need a dash-cam for evidence, but that doesn't solve the immediate problem(s)

I'm sure the boffins are on the case

 


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 19 Nov 17 7.24pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

I'm told driverless cars will be much safer than normal cars, but this big issue with them is what choice they make when an accident is unavoidable.

For example:

A group of school kids run out into the road infront of the car.
There is not time to break, so the car needs to either swerve or hit the kids.

If it swerves it will crash into a wall and injur the driver and potentially a couple of adult pedestrians.

The logical answer should be to swerve to keep injuries to a minimum, but would you buy a car that's programmed to hurt you?

 

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View Goldfiinger's Profile Goldfiinger Flag Just down the road 19 Nov 17 7.53pm Send a Private Message to Goldfiinger Add Goldfiinger as a friend

Originally posted by Pussay Patrol

Surely you would have to design such a vehicle first? Is there a prototype that is being engineered?

I find it odd it takes 20 years to build a new railway line using existing technology yet they have already decided on driverless cars in just 3 years

The new Teslas have full driverless car tech built in to them ready to be switched on as soon as governments give the green light.

The tech is ready, just need the government to catch up and its good their not that far behind.

As for those that don't want it, blah blah... Simple, they don't have to use it.

Can remember when i was a kid and my mum said she didnt understand why people ue dishwashers....

Took 15 years for her to get one, and now she'd be devastated if she had to wash all the dishes herself.

Plenty of people wont want change, and thats fine. They can stick with what they....

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 19 Nov 17 8.07pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Kermit8

Thought 50% of cars were pretty much driverless now anyway what with the gender that is behind that wheel.

 

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