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U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure
The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls by putting federal regulators in the driver’s seat and barring states from blocking autonomous vehicles.
The House measure, the first significant federal legislation aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year. The cap would rise over three years to 100,000 vehicles annually.
Representative Doris Matsui said the bill “puts us on a path towards innovation which, up until recently, seemed unimaginable.”
The House measure, the first significant federal legislation aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market,
allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Yep. Once again our legislators pave the way for corporations to push a new product onto the market.
Uh, you expected something different? The Corporations ARE their constituents. You do what your constituents tell you to do.
originally posted by: ericendtimes
a reply to: loam
I have wondered who would be at fault if there was an accident between two such vehicles? Or if one malfunctions and hits a pedestrian on a crosswalk.
California lawmakers set the state on the road to self-driving cars when they overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 1298 in 2012. Autonomous vehicles, supporters say, will reduce human-caused deaths on the roadways, increase mobility for elderly and disabled people, and improve access to public transit.
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I applaud nothing where robots begin the process of replacing people.
Celebrate it now, cry later.
No jobs = everyone kissing the govs boots to survive.[/quote
And this goes straight to the heart of the matter don't you think?
Increased technology leads to robotics
Robotics leads to less jobs in a production oriented society.
As robotics replaces the human work force, how else will the masses be sustained?
As Musk suggests, one way is by a far reaching social income.
Another is by mass die off.