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danielcawrey
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11/17/2015 | 12:45:54 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
I believe driverless cars are going to solve a number of logistical problems that society currently has. That being said, I don't think these cars should be going that slow!

This is a funny story, but imagine in five years when drivers will have to deal with a lot of driverless cars. There's bound to be some problems. 
Ariella
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11/16/2015 | 8:45:20 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
You know who tends to get pulled over for that? Older drivers. I used to take the driving course for insurance reduction given by AARP, and one of the women there complained about that. Perhaps some older drivers had a hand in the algorithm that slowed the Google car down that much.  
Broadway0474
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11/14/2015 | 11:20:46 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
From what I've heard, the manufacturer will be on the hook for insurance, particularly liability. Then again, if these self-driving cars are as safe as promised, the insurance most needed will be collision and underinsured/uninsured, as more than likely it will be drivered cars crashing into them.
Brian.Dean
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11/14/2015 | 5:41:39 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
Agreed, in the short and testing phase, Google and the test driver might be responsible for the liabilities. I feel that in the long term, the self-driving car manufacturer will distributed driving (self-driving) insurance into the cost of the vehicle and it will be needed because, 90% of the cars that will be sold in 2035 are still expected to be human driven -- prone to human error.
Brian.Dean
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11/14/2015 | 5:26:07 PM
Re: Pending Review
Private property and non-traffic routes might be one of the first locations that deploy self-driving vehicles in mass. For instance, golf courses, maintenance tunnels and warehouses, etc.

Routes that have regular traffic are going to need to update the rule book if self-driving cars are to operate on the route successfully. For instance, it could be that the algorithm calculated that 24 mph was the safest option in a zone that was labeled as a 35 mph zone. 
LeeB120
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11/14/2015 | 1:06:07 PM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine
I would think Google would be paying the fines as this is still test vehicles but I'm sure the person in the car is getting the stuff on their driving record.   I don't think I would want to be a test driver for one of those cars.
nomii
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11/14/2015 | 11:26:38 AM
Re: There is no such thing as a driverless fine

@Charlie you are correct. I feel that these autonomous cars will creat more accident opportunities than we are facing today. These cars will stick to programmed situation and will not take on spot decisions. Other cars will try to outrun these cars and can create a dangerous situation. But you query remains valid that in case of accident/fine for violation who will pay the charges?

nomii
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11/14/2015 | 11:19:44 AM
Re: Pending Review

@Pedro secondly I believe that these cars are presently designed for a particular community. For thsese cars to capture the market world over, they need to be modified according to those countries which in my opinion is a very very difficult task. I think it will take years if not decades to be finalized. I feel that these cars are still some long years away from making an appearance for common people around the world 

nomii
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11/14/2015 | 11:14:00 AM
Re: Pending Review

@Pedro you are right. Every now anf than we are hearing something regarding these cars. I think its quite some time before we will see these cars gracing the roads. I am not sure how much more R&D is required as it is very difficult to programme a car to tackle every kind of situation from already embedded program. I think many a time a reflex action decision is also required. What is your opinion?

Broadway0474
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11/13/2015 | 11:32:12 PM
Re: Pending Review
Pedro, maybe Disney Land will permit autonomous cars first. Somewhere in Make Believe Land. I cannot see how coders can program for the crazy drivers that live in my city --- the motorcyclists who swerve at 120 mph in between lanes on an expressway among cars doing 75 mph, or people who run red lights whole seconds after they become red, etc. etc.
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