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Legislation for driverless cars in Nevada PASSED

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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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www.pcworld.com...

"Nevada is now the first state in the U.S. to legalize driverless, autonomous cars. Nevada Assembly Bill No. 511 (PDF) was passed Thursday, authorizing the Department of Transportation to draft a new set of regulations and rules governing self-driving vehicles."

I remember reading on here that Google was lobbying hard to get this passed, apparently they had the clout to get it done. It is worrying to me since this tech is still in its infancy, theres no real oversight, yet 2500-4000 pound objects will be careening around the highway without much needed research into safeguarding the public.




posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Is this kinda dangerous I mean what if a driverless car malfunctions in the middle of a road.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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As long as they aren't programmed to drive like Californians I think it'll be alright.

I think replacing the driver with a computer would make roads safer in the long run.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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with that kind of thinking...we wouldn't have most of the things we have today...

such as electricity is very dangerous we shouldn't fool with nature it might kill us.
it was once said that driving at the speed of 55 MPH would flay the skin from your face and body killing you.

gotta start somewhere and autonomous vehicles are the future i am very happy to see this eventually eliminating traffic accidents completely.

hurray for science!



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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it seems kind of wreckless...but I guess if anybody gets into a wreck because of one of these cars...google will be fronting the bill...I wonder if they've really tested these things all that extensively as it's real new technology

Also wondering about the other bad drivers out there...what if one of them hits one of these and the car just keeps going? hit and run? lol...



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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I love driving so I will never stop, if I have to dodge robots now, that's fine by me, but I will not give up my ability to drive myself for some program.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
I love driving so I will never stop, if I have to dodge robots now, that's fine by me, but I will not give up my ability to drive myself for some program.


Any such vehicle should be equipped with a manual override system.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I'm not a luddite by any stretch, I see in day to day life how computers fail for one reason or another. If an automated task fails on a desktop, it will just have to be done manually by the user at a later date, however if one of these cars fail, lives are lost. I'm just saying more R and D needs to go into this before going live.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
I love driving so I will never stop, if I have to dodge robots now, that's fine by me, but I will not give up my ability to drive myself for some program.



I love driving as well, have driven across this once-great country many times, but the way this is headed I doubt there will even be an option eventually. Not in the near future of course, and I think robots and humans on the same highways will lead to many disasters in the transition. But things like that semi/train crash out in NV recently would never happen if computers controlled everything. I hate to say it, and I don't even like my own opinion on this, but I think the roads would be a lot safer if everything were automated. I don't want it that way because there is nothing like driving, but I think accidents would be much more infrequent.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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I honestly did not realize that such a bill needed to be passed... I had looked into such cars before and didn't realize we were that far along with the technology.

In fact, I remember on PBS once a special about driverless cars. This was a year or so ago that I saw it and Chevy was estimating that they would have their first driverless car for sale to the public around the year 2030.

So yeah, I just assumed that the reason we don't have them yet is because the technology is not quite good enough.

I didn't even think of the political influences.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn

Originally posted by yourmaker
I love driving so I will never stop, if I have to dodge robots now, that's fine by me, but I will not give up my ability to drive myself for some program.


Any such vehicle should be equipped with a manual override system.


Yeah, I bet they will. Though I must say, while driving is nice,sometimes it would be nice to just catch that little extra nap on the way to work.

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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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any computer would drive better than my grandma...



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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I love riding mymotorcycle(s) driving "inside the box" tends to be a chore I can do without...I think it would be statistically safer. no computer will forget to check its blind spots before pulling out to change lanes(while putting on makeup or yakking on a cellphone "OMG!").; you ("distracted") car folks drive like a-holes. Traffic could be denser with cars communicating amongst each other( safely closer and more efficient) too.
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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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You do realize that most of the aircraft flying over our heads are computer operated and have been for around 20 years.Its about time we started down here on the ground.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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very goodpoint. ( "true 'dat")



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 05:54 AM
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I wonder what the possibility of hitching a ride with a driverless car would be ... sorta like catching a freight?







 
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