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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: sirhumperdink
What I'm getting at is that eventually you're going to have to remove the "competent driver" requirement in order for the average common man to want one. Nobody is going to pay the extra money for the vehicle, pay the extra for insurance and whatever else is required if he/she still has to be alert and in total control/prepared to control also.
People will need it to drive for them while they put on makeup, eat, drink, screw, etc. before they'll see the benefit in it.
For example, the reason I like to drive is because just sitting in a car and being an alert passenger is boring as hell. I go nuts after a while not having something to do. So I wouldn't buy a car that drove for me if I still had to pay attention also. Now, if I was allowed to get drunk and sleep on the journey while it drove then I'd see the benefit in having it. Otherwise, I'll just stay alert and drive myself in a cheap normal car.
originally posted by: iamhobo
For those of you who are still a bit iffy on the topic of autonomous vehicles, here is a picture which details some of the benefits...
originally posted by: sirhumperdink
hell insurance would go down you could even make a pretty good case for getting rid of it entirely