Self-driving Cars

@nanette64 (16683)
Fairfield, Texas
March 20, 2018 9:41am CST
Is about as effective as self-wiping toilet paper in my book. First of all, the car was going 40 in a 35 mph zone. Apparently a self-driving car doesn't read speed signs. Secondly, there was a human (test driver) sitting in the drivers seat. She must have been texting on a cell phone or something distracting in order not to see what the car was doing. Regardless of the fact that the lady pedestrian was 'not' using a crosswalk, doesn't mean the car should not have picked up on the fact that 'something' was crossing the road and should have braked instantly. So now Uber has to deal with the death of a woman. I sincerely hope charges will be in place. Uber has said that these cars do much better on a highway situation; well, what's to say a deer or something doesn't cross it's path? Is the car going to react? How will these self-driving cars react when you've got some idiot that decides to change lanes all of a sudden? Don't you just love modern technology!
A self-driving Uber SUV appeared to hit a bicyclist in Arizona.
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@1hopefulman (24796)
• Canada
20 Mar
Very sad! I don't even trust cars with drivers and so how am I going to trust cars without drivers?
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
I know right @1hopefulman ? It's getting pretty dang scary out there.
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@1hopefulman (24796)
• Canada
20 Mar
@nanette64 I never thought that it was a good idea.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
@1hopefulman No I didn't either. Technology might be a wonderful thing.....but NOT in a car.
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@JolietJake (48378)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Mar
You have the wrong link posted, that should be 2018 not 2013
A self-driving Uber SUV appeared to hit a bicyclist in Arizona.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
I think my mind, eyes and fingers were have a disturbance with each other @JolietJake . I changed it.
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@JolietJake (48378)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Mar
@nanette64 I always just copy/paste them.
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@LadyDuck (141450)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
Very well said, I do not trust those cars at all.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Nope, me either @LadyDuck . And can you imagine what the price of one of those would be? Not to mention, I'll bet there won't be an insurance company that will cover them either.
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@LadyDuck (141450)
• Switzerland
21 Mar
@nanette64 You may guess that it would be a serious problem with the insurance. The Swiss Post Office has tried a couple of self-driving cars, they both had accidents and they stopped the test.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Mar
@LadyDuck They were smart in stopping.
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@DianneN (71292)
• United States
22 Mar
Horrendous! How lazy can a person be not to drive their own car or call a cab, Lyft, Uber, etc??? I will never trust a self driving car. I don't even trust other drivers!!!
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
Oh am I with you on all counts @DianneN .
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@DianneN (71292)
• United States
23 Mar
@nanette64 I would love a flying car, however.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Mar
@DianneN Oh lord girl, you ain't even getting my butt in one of those.
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@lynnief (921)
• Australia
21 Mar
I never like the idea of technology taking control away from humans. There are too many factors that need human abilities to deal with them. I don't even like driving automatic cars, I prefer a manual.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Mar
As it is there are too many ding-dings on the road today @lynnief . And it use to be you could work on your car doing things; now, most of the time it has to be taken to a shop to be worked on.
@lynnief (921)
• Australia
21 Mar
@nanette64 I agree. I wish someone would come out with just a basic car, none of the fancy stuff, just a car that will get you from A to B efficiently and safely.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
@lynnief Here in the US at least you can buy a Classic Car; but, they are very expensive.
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@UncleJoe (9284)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Mar
It's kind of a coin toss, Nanette. Either self-driving cars or sharing the road with a generation who learned to drive by watching the "Dukes of Hazzard".
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Yeah, I know it's scary as hell @UncleJoe . I think we need to go back to the horse and buggy.
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@UncleJoe (9284)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Mar
@nanette64 I think you're right! Plus, when money's tight, you can't eat your car.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
@UncleJoe Oh lord help me.
@bunnybon7 (34929)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Mar
i think its the worst idea anyone has ever come up with. how lazy is that not wanting to drive your car
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Exactly my thought @bunnybon7 . Has our society become that damn lazy???
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@bunnybon7 (34929)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Mar
@nanette64 technology seems to have made that so along with some other factors
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
@bunnybon7 I know and it won't be long before robots replace US.
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@id_peace (1249)
• Singapore
20 Mar
It will be scary as many will lose their jobs
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Very true @id_peace but do you think anybody has given that any thought? Nope.
@id_peace (1249)
• Singapore
20 Mar
@nanette64 Majority of the people do not while some are in denial
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
I'd like to know how come the human didn't over-ride the car.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
He/She was probably texting on a cellphone @JudyEv .
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar
@nanette64 That would be my guess too.
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@moffittjc (40230)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Mar
And what's going to happen to a self-driving car on the highway when a semi suddenly jackknifes in front of you? I think they have a long way to go before self-driving cars are completely viable.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Mar
Oh have you got that right @moffittjc .
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• United States
23 Mar
Ugggh this intense need to automate everything so the average person thinks nothing, for themselves . . . I hope UBER is sued through the roof for that negligence AND the test driver be facing some fines at least if not jail time . . .
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Mar
Oh yeah, definitely my thoughts too @enlightenedpsych2 .
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• Philippines
22 Mar
Nope, never trust machines when driving, human should still drive.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
@dgobucks226 (9677)
20 Mar
I was wondering when this would happen. I had posted about this new technology and if there would be problems implementing these cars safely. Seems like the car gurus need to go back to the drawing board! Not all technology changes are for the best
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Mar
Oh you got that right @dgobucks226 . I knew this was gonna be a cluster f**k.
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@vandana7 (61087)
• India
20 Mar
Aw...they might declare some lanes as lanes for self driving vehicles. But I am sorry for that lady pedestrian.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
I think they would have to specify lanes too @vandana7 but they probably won't.
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@Corbin5 (96026)
• United States
20 Mar
Self-driving cars, I predict, will do more harm than good.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
I think so too @Corbin5 . I wouldn't want to be 'in' one or 'close' to one.
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@Marty1 (31318)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Mar
I take Uber cars to most places when I don't want to bother others to give me a ride. The Uber self-driving cars were being tested near me, but I would never even consider taking one.I rather like having the driver in the front seat looking at the road and enjoy talking to them and getting to know a bit about the driver.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Oh yeah, can you imagine sitting in the back seat of a self-driven one when it decides to go crazy @Marty1 ?
@rebelann (37683)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Mar
It was a stupid idea to begin with just like a self flying plane would be. It's just asking for trouble no matter how good those programmers think they are. Damn fools if ya ask me
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
Boy am I with you on all counts @rebelann .
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@Kandae11 (33510)
20 Mar
I do not think the inventors have really covered all the bases.
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@nanette64 (16683)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Mar
I don't either @Kandae11 and until they do, there will be a lot more tragedies.
@hostessman (8489)
• Tucson, Arizona
20 Mar
well i agree with you ----they suck and should not be on the road..it is really scary
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@ridingbet (43659)
• Philippines
24 Mar
i just read this news post on Facebook and the driver, i think, had his eyes reading on something maybe in his phone that is why he did not notice the person with his bike passing by. it is unfortunate to commit these crimes unknowingly because of the latest self-driving technology