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Tell me again: Why do we need autonomous vehicles?

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Another panel? To decide that it's too complicated to make a decision and best to decide that urges and pledges are enough to control something they have absolutely no clue about. Who are these experts? From the future of uncertainty? Baffled future.

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RealCDN - Tell me again: Why do we need autonomous vehicles?

So people can blame someone else for their carelessness and stupidity.

How can you be an 'expert' in untested technology?

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Tell me again: Why do we need autonomous vehicles?

The same reason we 'need' the internet.

In other words we don't. But that doesn't mean they won't be awesome.

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Autonomous cars will be good for the elder and handicap people, but more hurdles to be introduced in level 5, as high technology have to be simplified to drive, the items to be resolved in car industry (using ways of simulation in every situation). As this news is for police experts, I guess that the main point for them is to find what the problems are in traffic, especially for those who are troublemakers once they want to show what's their driver's ability (but not really.) Better to endorse car industry and police experts meetings before govt. policy be released by 2025 those autonomous vehicles rules. I guess they will do.

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Without the internet the world as we now know it would collapse. Banking would be impossible as would so many other necessary transactions. The internet which all smart phones are also using is now an essential service of the modern life. We live in the digital era and a return to analogue is no longer possible.

We lived for thousands of years without the internet, so we have the ability to live without it, and therefore don't 'need' it. And if society collapsed, and the internet along with it, we would still survive. So a return to the analogue is possible. But in doing so, our society as we know it now would cease to exist in the same manner definitely. So while we don't 'need' the internet, it's damn useful, and it would suck to revert to a status where we no longer had the internet.

Automated cares will be much the same thing. After they become commonplace, we'll look back at the times where people used to drive themselves, getting into accidents where people die willy-nilly, as archaic, and not a time we can return to. The idea of having to watch the road while driving will become silly.

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This "group of experts" are tooth sucking oyaji from various government agencies, slobbering doddering university chairs from Todai, Meidai, and Kyodai, and other drooling denture clicking old men from Japan Inc. Then two or three actual people who know the technology who will be ignored, talked over, and bullied because the real issue is how the government, big academics, and Japan Inc can maximize profits and squeeze more free tax money out the citizens. Just as all "expert groups" are here.

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We lived for thousands of years without the internet, so we have the ability to live without it, and therefore don't 'need' it.

We also lived for thousands of years without cars and got by fine - in fact, when you think of the most interesting cities, or most interesting parts of cities, they are almost always places that were developed before automobile infrastructure warped the scale beyond human proportions.

I agree thst autonomous vehicles can serve a useful purpose (on highway, traveling between cities for example) but what is really necessary is a paradigm shift in thinking AWAY from automobile use and infrastructure in cities. Autonomous tech is marketed as a paradigm shift - it ‘s “game changing”, “gee whiz” technology, - but they are only manufacturing consent for the development of the technology and the public spending that will be required to make it work(at all). They are simply reaffirming the old paradigm - when they know damn well that creating more walkable/bikable cities combined with good public transportation is the positive change the world really needs.

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Police Launch.....?

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Fasten your setbelts, folks! Quote: "Japanese police on Tuesday launched a panel of experts..."

Self-driving technology is already self-driving, ie it has its own momentum that no-one now is able to stop, like so many popular modern movements. The race is on to fit reins to the galloping robot horse, to quantify and qualify what humanity has already set loose.

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http://abc7news.com/traffic/1-dead-after-tesla-crashes-into-pond-in-castro-valley/3501831/

I really would not like to die because of a robot malfunction!

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I can't wait for self-driving cars. I think they'll be amazing.

Having my car run my kids around, come and collect me from the pub, go and pick up orders at the supermarket (surely coming), let me do five hour one-way cycling expeditions and then pick me up, shuttle me up roads to mountain bike trails, drive off and work as an Uber when I wasn't using it, that would all be awesome.

The loss in pleasure I get from driving would be minimal by comparison. Its not as if they are going to ban manually driven cars anytime soon anyway. Automatic cars might actually inspire manufacturers to make more cars that are fun to drive. The vast majority of current ones with spongey power steering and meh acceleration are not.

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they know damn well that creating more walkable/bikable cities combined with good public transportation is the positive change the world really needs.

Who is 'they'? I don't think there is some magic force behind what you are ascribing to. I think there is the law of supply and demand, and in our current world, the demand exists for what we have, and the supply for what you describe does not.

When a paradigm comes forth that overcomes the issues with the current system, while still meeting the requirements of the system, that paradigm will win, regardless of whether 'they' want it to or not.

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Stopping on red lights, dont park on corners or zebra crossings, this list is looooong,

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Who is 'they'? I don't think there is some magic force behind what you are ascribing to.

“They” are the industries that demand growth at any cost - and that magic force is called “marketing”.

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won't work... can you imagine the liability when one of these kills a child?

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Tell me again: Why do we need autonomous vehicles?

You must be one of those people with eyesight above 0.6, who can obtain a driver's license.

For the rest of us, autonomous vehicles are as essential as a wheelchair is for someone who cannot walk. Should we outlaw wheelchairs too?

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What you’re forgetting is that minor traffic violations are a form of revenue for the police. Road traffic law is full of grey areas where the police can issue a ticket at their discretion, and where it is too much of a PITA for the hapless driver to contest it in court.

Autonated vehicles represent a threat to police revenues, so I hope you’re all looking forward to overreaching road traffic laws.

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Tell me again: Why do we need autonomous vehicles? so we can get older drivers, drunks , sleepy drivers from behind the wheel, autonomous

vehicles will out perform human driver and have a reduced accident a for the distant traveled. Elderly can still have the mobility in their old age without the expense of taxis and far more convenient than taking a bus. No autonomous arnt fool proof and there still will be fatalities but at drastically reduced rates compared to human drivers.

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