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[–] hels 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

99% of pedestrians break this law.

I am not saying the driverless car is in the right/at fault but they need to be built for basic human activity. As well, many young children run onto the street.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Children that run into the street should be disciplined by their father.

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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Obviously this is true, but if you are the one that runs over a toddler in the street you will have to live with that even if you aren't at fault.

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[–] Wargasm 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

If they program it to stop for jaywalkers, then that feature will be abused by thugs to carjack autopiloted cars.

It's better that jaywalkers die than my car automatically stop for thugs.

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[–] hels 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are stopped cars all over the place. Why would a driverless vehicle (that controls where the vehicle is going and would be able to detect unauthorized users) be anymore likely to be carjacked? A carjacked vehicle could lock from the outside and drive to the nearest cop shop to arrest the carjackers.

I don't think you thought your argument out very well.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Then they'll just ambush drivers at crosswalks.

Look, you just make it as good as you can, and if it performs as well or better than your typical driver, it's good.

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[–] MoneyIsTiming 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A great place to test driverless cars is on 8 mile road in Detroit, when school lets. I commuted everyday (2nd shift) down there and often saw children stare down cars then at the last moment jerk forward to make them react, otherwise they run across with a bit more room and make you brake.

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[–] hels 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was having a conversation with a baby boomer who believes driverless vehicles are the wave of the future and that major highways/toll routes/thoroughfares etc. would only allow driverless vehicles to avoid traffic jams. I had three comeback points, the first being that there are always going to be 30+ year old vehicles and 'home made' vehicles (just keep replacing parts) on the road. The next point was that 100+ years ago we had the exact same vehicles on the road and by 2019 they would have expected us to have some futurama type mobiles (I said jetpacks/flying cars/sliding roads -- like the amazon distribution centre). The final point is driverless vehicles will only take over when big oil will make a greater profit from them.

He couldn't refute any of these points but still maintained his driverless vehicles will only be allowed on some roadways in less than 15 years.

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[–] timemage2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

its closer to 12-13% here in the states