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    A town for testing driverless vehicles
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    Soon to be legal in Nevada

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-02-21/how-to-get-a-permit-for-your-driverless-car#r=related-rail


    An application costs only $100, but companies have to put up a cash bond of anywhere from $1 million to $3 million, depending on how many cars they want to put on the road. There will be no “Student Driver” banner to let others know no one’s behind the wheel. The big clue will be the license plate, which will be dark red. Instead of the Nevada sunset over a snow-covered mountain, the logo will be one Breslow designed himself.

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    Can't wait for the court case on the first DUI charge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    Can't wait for the court case on the first DUI charge...
    Driving User Interface?

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    Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

    For comparison, in the United States in 2009 there were 10.8 million traffic collisions, according to the Census Bureau. That same year, American cars logged some 2.954 trillion miles, for a collision rate of about .366 per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled. Now, you can't directly compare the two figures. Google's cars have been tested in pretty hospitable conditions, not facing, for example, the rigors of a New England winter. And, as Google engineer Chris Urmson, writes, they still "need to master snow-covered roadways, interpret temporary construction signals and handle other tricky situations that many drivers encounter." Additionally, the cars are still driving with "occasional" human control. But at the very least, the Google cars are slowly building a pretty good-looking driving record.

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    The really interesting part in this is that no one is expecting the major automobile manufacturers to advance technology. Tesla and Google are examples.
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    Seattle Times: Self-driving cars: Are humans headed for obsolescence?

    Leonard Pitts Jr. was going to rant against driverless cars and the loss of the human touch in our technology-driven lives. But how do you rant against fewer traffic jams, greater mobility, less pollution and more safety?
    I think that as early as 5 years from now, there will be at least one lane on a freeway somewhere that will be autonomous only. 10-20 years will see the first autonomous-only freeway. Safety will be the driving force. In 20-30 years, all freeways will be autonomous-only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    In 20-30 years, all freeways will be autonomous-only.
    Enjoy driving until then. Hurry up, finalize your reservation! And don't be cheap on the performance option - driving it yourself will become liable to prosecution.

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