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Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans'

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Let me put this this way and be polite:

"Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans'"

This could be true about most japanese drivers.

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I knew the self driving cars were coming but it seems like it's going to be a lot sooner than later. Unless of course the lawyers get involved and then who knows. I can see the whole idea getting killed by lawyers even if it turns out to save a lot of lives by reducing accidents caused by human error.

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They should react faster than all humans. How not?

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They can't even make a car that doesn't have to be recalled every 6 months because of a design flaw.

I don't trust them. I handle the wheel myself thank you.

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In the case of failure or a crash, who is responsible?

The car manufacturer? The system manufacturer? The road maker? The sensor manufacturer? The map maker? The GPS/ cloud-based positioning system manufacturer? The dealer? The information network provider?

No, it will be the driver...the poor fool who got into the box on wheels and told it to go from A to B!

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I been to various trade fairs that had displayed this technology and talked with sales reps at the show stating the technology had been ready for about three years now and the only thing that is keeping them back is;

Legislators

2.Insurance

3.General acceptance

They say all three are rooted to the same cause and it will take a lot more time to change that perception starting with closed circuit display within private property like at a resort or large scale school campuses.

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Automatic cars will take some time to gain acceptance. When they do come in, it is likely to be more about driver assistance, but with the requirement that a human is able to take control at any moment.

In time the legal issues will be resolved and the self-driving car will become the norm. It may be rather sooner than we expect.

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It may be rather sooner than we expect.

Just like the flying cars that we touted at the World Expo in the 1930s and in Back to the Future.

It's 2015 already and I have yet to see a flying car.

In Europe 80% of consumers still opt for cars with Manual Transmissions. Despite the fact that Automatics are far safer, efficient and comfortable.

How are automakers going to convince drivers to give up the wheel when they can't even convince many to give up the clutch and stick shift.

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Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans'

and the car tailgating you

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Would trust a computer driven car any Fay over another driver. IF all The cars out on the road was driven by computers there would be no accidents and people dying in tragic accidents would more or less be null.

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Yet another advance in technology that eventually aims to remove one of the joys of life.

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If the hype about self-driving cars is true and they can be shown to be safer, I don't see how the arguments like driving is fun, or we can't implement laws to determine who's liable in accidents etc. are going to fly. I mean just a 10% increase in safety would save so many lives. I bet it'd save a lot more lives than all the expensive wars on nouns such as terror, drugs etc.

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It's all fun and games until your self driving car locks the door, locks the seatbelt in place and takes you right into the nearest police station where the IRS can ask you some questions about your overdue taxes.

The seatbelt won't unlock until you answer their questions completely and properly.

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And won't be viable for your average road. SMH at these people in their fantasy world.

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Check Youtube. Pretty much accident free. Even if it were the owner's fault when the self-driving car caused the accident the risk of liability is much lower. I'll take it.

"How are automakers going to convince drivers to give up the wheel when they can't even convince many to give up the clutch and stick shift." "Yet another advance in technology that eventually aims to remove one of the joys of life." But don't worry, if you love driving you can continue to do so (there will not be a law against human driving). But almost guaranteed if you have an accident with a self-driving car it will be the human driver's fault.

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