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Google's driver-less car unveiled. Will it improve road safety?

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3 years ago by Malachi in Technology > Transport

Google has revealed its driverless car, the test vehicle has no steering wheel, two seats and achieves a maximum speed of 25 mph. The director of Google's driverless car project believes the future is a lot more safer with driverless cars simply because it will improve road safety, what is your opinion?

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Viki Gaikwad

Nothing is impossible. I think they have gone through lots of case-study to make it happen.

3 years ago by Viki Gaikwad

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Malachi

Supposedly human error accounts for 95 percent of car accidents so in a way it is a lot safer and of course cost effective but on the other it is a smart car which means the car can easily be hacked into and tampered plus there is always going to be a technical error with technology, no matter how perfect it may seem there is always a fault which will lead to more damage but still a good idea.

3 years ago by Malachi

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Peng

In one sense this will be like public/private travel. Private vehicle, publicly conducted. I dare say they will speed it up after a while!! Can't imagine too many takers for a car on cycle speed :D

3 years ago by Peng

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Malachi

Yeh think I rather put on my skates than sit in a box that only moves up to 25 mph.

3 years ago by Malachi

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Peng

At least you can honk the person in front of you and drive them nuts ^!^

3 years ago by Peng

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Nicole C

If this becomes big, we will laugh a few years from now at what looks like a tuk-tuk for pensioners. Will it make the roads safer? YEA no brainer! We're all crawling down the road at 25 mph :p

3 years ago by Nicole C

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The Oracle

Safer yes. But if there is a breakdown or an interruption who wants to be stuck in a car without a steering wheel??

3 years ago by The Oracle

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Malachi

Yes these were one the issues I was thinking of, have you heard of v2v technology? It allows vehicles to communicate to one another the aim is also to reduce accidents between pedestrians and passengers I prefer this idea because you and the car are both in control.

3 years ago by Malachi

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Peng

The new Merc S Class already has sensors similar to V2V. It's sensors will cause to car to drive around stalled cars or pedestrians, it will sense who is behind you, who comes into your lane, and re-adjust the car. Not that I own one! I just read about them.

3 years ago by Peng

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Peng

I think it's better to progress this technology than push the boring self drive car. Google thinks we can all browse the internet on the highway rather than drive our cars; that may be their agenda :)

3 years ago by Peng

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Janet

cars of the future

3 years ago by Janet

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Peng

Slowed down, tamed and remote controlled. It's what we were dreaming of our whole life.

3 years ago by Peng

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Janet

someday it will be normal

3 years ago by Janet

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Malachi

Nice one Gonzales I need to check that out

3 years ago by Malachi

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2 years ago by bryanevans

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Mongoose

That old timer seems so excited. They manage to take all the fun out of driving, welcome to the future.

2 years ago by Mongoose

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Niti C

Looks like they still have accidents. Not more accidents than ordinary cars but it still happens. Then what's the point?

2 years ago by Niti C

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Mongoose

Well, the accidents are done by drivers cars running into the driverless ones :)

2 years ago by Mongoose

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Ted F


The future is electric regardless what we think. Actually I want to do a thread on that here. We've come back to electricity as the energy of the future, especially due to current battery power revolution.

4 weeks ago by Ted F

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