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Google tests cars that can steer without drivers

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I wonder how long it would take before this actually materializes! At night, i always fall asleep driving and have to pull over(and many close calls), but wouldnt be great if the car can detect when you are about to veer off and auto adjust as a back up system??

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does this mean people can drink and drive legally?

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This would be fantastic if it ever went mainstream. I can relate to lovejapan21's comment. In college I drove off the road countless times in my 2 hour drive home from University late at night from pure exhaustion. I can't even begin to count the number of times I should have ending up a blob on the side of the 101 freeway.

Keep it up Google. You have to love a company that has the financial means and the will to step outside of the norm and their core business and try to develop something that can hopefully save lives and improve the quality of life of people around the world.

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Will be great , ring your car up to come pick you up from the bar and take you home!! Send it down to maccy D's to the drive thru etc ....

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This will fit in with the Mayor of this small town with the dream of electric powered golf carts for main street use.

They also forgot that the RCMP would degrade them for there is NO safety in a f/glass shell, walkers cannot hear them, no signal lights, stop lights to main lights on them to also mirrors for all means safety for such a bulky wide thing that cannot manage to make it through the roads with snow/ice on them & that in many cased the snow plow vehicles are not close to our streets, in the Winter time, for a week or more.

Thankgoodness in prior years I counted on a 4X4 truck & in past 4 yrs on the all wheel drive of a Mazda.

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I failed to mention this small town is on the side of a mountain so many of the homes are with steep hills to get up to them or steep downhill tack in getting to a city one needs a proper car that can clock 100KPH along with some steep hills to be climbed back home again to even out of the main part of the business section of the town.

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If they have those cars here in Japan, no need for stopping at stop signs, as no one ever does.

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This will materialize the scene of horror movie where car is driven by ghost.

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It's actually legal to test such technology on public roads?

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Next car I get in the States won't drive by itself, nor have a computer on board or even a GPS. I don't want Schmidt driving my car or knowing where I am. The car in America is a symbol of Freedom. Having the car drive itself and some Big Bro knowing where you are at all times is anathema.

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It's only a matter of time before this is the norm.

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What if your car gets a virus?

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