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krisi
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
krisi   2/15/2013 3:37:00 PM
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How many years before we see this on our streets? What are the legal implications? If there is an accident who is at fault? Car maker? Software supplier? Sensor designer?

Peter Clarke
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
Peter Clarke   2/15/2013 4:51:45 PM
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@Kris Well we already have assisted parking! I think in the case of impending accidents...fail-safe braking etc. kicks in and control is given back to the "driver" So the driver is probably responsible. But what is interesting is how a "smart" car that is familiar with a route could interact with a driver given "permission" not to concentrate.

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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
Duane Benson   2/15/2013 7:25:21 PM
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Ten years. That's my prediction. In another ten years after that, self-driving cars will be more common than cars without the capability. I think that the technology will start with the assisted parking, lane holding and adaptive cruise control systems that we're seeing now in high end card. It will filter down and little by little work toward full autonomous driving. In half a decade, most new cars will have a pretty aggressive adaptive cruise control as well as emergency accident avoidance assist. A lot of people seem to think that the computer assist would be best in normal driving activities, with a human driver being superior in an emergency. That may be the case for a skilled and well trained rally driver, but not for most of us.

old account Frank Eory
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
old account Frank Eory   2/15/2013 10:07:02 PM
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Remember, the automakers move a bit more slowly than CE companies. I think in 10 years we will start to see this in production cars, but it's probably 20 years before cars that can drive autonomously are more common than those that cannot.

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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
Tom_nickname   2/19/2013 5:58:55 PM
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I think it will move faster because self-drive will become compelling when coupled to other transitions and the current vehicle manufacturers may be displaced. The game changing package will be self drive + electric vehicle + radical new layout (e.g. no steering wheel) + new business model. Instead of owning cars we will pay a fee to be able to summon a car on demand.

krisi
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
krisi   2/18/2013 11:40:02 PM
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So we have assisted parking today...what happens if you hit something? is the driver to blame or technology?

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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
subhero   2/20/2013 7:29:44 PM
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It is Inewski's fault

daleste
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
daleste   2/19/2013 2:46:12 AM
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When I was a teenager, I couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. I guess in the future, the kids will never get to drive.

subhero
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re: Camera-enabled electric car drives itself
subhero   2/20/2013 7:30:45 PM
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Just as well think of all of the teenagers who will now live longer.



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