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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:18 PM   #121
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Old September 26th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #122
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There's a question to be answered. Who is responsible for a car accident committed by a self-driven GOOGLE car? Owner of a car or someone else? If car drives itself how can you prosecute AI?
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Old September 26th, 2016, 08:45 PM   #123
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Google. They created the car so if it malfunctions it's their fault. The lawsuits will be out of this world. This is another reason why all these self driving cars will never exist.

Self driving cars are the "flying car" of the 21st century. If you look back to the 1920's, everyone predicted that by the 1940 and 50's, everyone will have their own flying car. The second half of the 20th century should have been the century of the flying car, yet it's the 21st century now and not a single one exists. And not because of technology but because of logistics. Same with self driving cars. The technology is there, but the logistics never will be.
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Old September 27th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #124
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How many companies or entrepreneurs worked on conceptualizing, prototyping and testing "flying cars" over the course of the 20th century? 3, maybe 5? And definitely none of the big names in car/transportation tech.

How many are currently working on automated driving, be it fully autonomous or heavy driver assistance? According to this link, over 30 big name companies are working hard in bringing that to reality and the consumer market. Including almost all of the biggest car/transport manufacturers of the planet like Volvo, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Audi, Scania, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Mercedes, etc.

Autonomous driving isn't some far fetched pipe dream, it's a reality that's coming in the near future. The overall adoption of the tech may be slowed by governments due to the wide ramifications it will have in regards to employment and other concerns, but the overall gains in safety and productivity will eventually win out.

I think the estimations that self-driving cars will be commonplace within 20 years may be overly optimistic, but there's just no comparing the tech with flying cars.
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To be honest, I am a bit surprised they spend so much energy on this self driving thing.

On the other hand, if it really happens and they can't catch the train, they are gone.

One of the biggest challenges for current car manufacturers is to stay in business and not become degraded to a simple replaceable hardware producer why all the important software, network etc. comes from Cupertino.
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