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deathsled

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Driverless cars
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:43:28 AM »
After still smarting from a ticket for 21 mph over, I got to thinking about driverless cars.  How will governmental entities generate revenue for moving violations when driverless cars hit the ground running?  Will we be responsible for speeding tickets if the car malfunctions or charged with running a red light?  Will the driverless cars even make these kinds of mistakes?  Under either scenario, mistake or not, how will every single governmental body down to the municipal level replace all that lost revenue generated every year in the issuance of moving violations, driving while license suspended and so on?  (You know they will by other means).  I ask most people and they look at me shocked. 

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
Oh, the poor government :'(
You don't think a bunch of lawyers couldn't come up with a new source of revenue?
I bet their mouths are watering over the thoughts of all the potential new lawsuits.
How about some new tax or license just for driverless vehicles.
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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 11:04:38 AM »
Driverless cars, for the most part, will not be privately owned. Uber, left, Ford, GM and possibly even the government itself will retain the ownership of cars, all of which will be either operated by and for the government class or in larger rideshare fleets.

Believe me, they (government) will be more than capable of extracting their pound of flesh at every level. In addition, they will know and record your every move.

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 11:08:05 AM »
I'm already cooking up a story about it. 
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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 11:27:16 AM »
  Because its still "1984"

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 11:45:08 AM »
Death penalty if you are caught driving a car.
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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
driverless cars are already out there. the driver will always be responsible for whatever happens, he will remain in control. these vehicles are incredible and fun. we can take off, fly, and land a jumbo jet by itself, the cars are much simpler, fun to drive on LA freeways etc. I had one on order but canceled due to the fact that they (tesla) as other major problems to work out first. phred

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 04:39:04 PM »
these vehicles are incredible and fun. we can take off, fly, and land a jumbo jet by itself, the cars are much simpler, fun to drive on LA freeways etc.

Yes, now we will never have to put down our phones  :-\

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 05:11:48 PM »
Driverless cars will end automobiles as we know them. They'll become horizontal elevators.

Plus why would a person buy a driverless Ford over a Chevy or a Dodge or Toyota? Because the WiFi is better?

The ultimate question will be why will anyone spend high five to six figures just to ride in a self-driving Shelby GT500 or Ford GT.

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 05:22:22 PM »
Pretty boring stuff.
Iíll be the guy driving like in the Rush song.....
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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 06:09:50 PM »
We will all be stuck behind them when they do exactly the posted speed limit.

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 06:28:47 PM »
We will all be stuck behind them when they do exactly the posted speed limit.

Nah! Just bully your way through. Drive at them at an unwavering high rate of speed, and watch them part like the Red Sea. Aren't they programmed to avoid collisions?

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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 07:01:53 PM »
How will bank robbers make out anymore??  No more wheelman.
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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2018, 07:04:46 PM »
We will all be stuck behind them when they do exactly the posted speed limit.

Wrong

Don't need a speed limit or traffic lights once you eliminate the wild card behind the wheel.

Even now, cars don't cause accidents...drivers do.  :o


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Re: Driverless cars
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 07:18:03 PM »
Everything breaks down including driverless cars.  The general rule of entropy governs all both great and small.  My question then becomes, when said driverless car breaks down and causes a chain reaction of death and mayhem, who will be liable?  The owner of the car for failure to maintain?  The car manufacture for products liability i.e. design defect, manufacturing defect?  All of the above?  Interesting times await.

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"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"