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Did you hear that DOT wants to adapt the definitions of driver to include‘automated systems?

In other words, the law would no longer require vehicles to have a steering wheel or gas pedal.

Auto Thus
There are still plenty of skeptics that believe it’s too early to make the switch to fully autonomous cars. As repeated accidents show, car makers still have a lot of kinks to iron out.

But with a solid regulatory foundation from the federal government.
Cars should have staring wheels and gas panels. This would be a grave error.
See link.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/us-government-fully-autonomous-vehicles

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No I hadn't, and I'm one of those so called "skeptics" that says they, autonomous vehicles, aren't ready for prime time.
We can't be so obsessed with being first that we ignore reality.
Greed is playing a huge role in these decisions as well.

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Kravenhead
65 day(s) ago
You have good reasons for getting an AV, and there are, like you said, a lot of bad drivers I'd like to see in AVs, but I think it'll be awhile yet before they're as safe as they should be.
Now that I'm no longer working, I don't drive all that much anymore either. Like you, most of the places I go to are fairly close.

I could just depend on cabs for most things, but that wouldn't work for things like building materials and yard supplies etc.

philosopher
65 day(s) ago
I never liked driving much despite that it did give me freedom. Too many rude people, that do a bad job. I am a very defensive driver. I never tailgate, or speed and always keep a safe distance. I drove my son every place when he was young. That is when I drove most. My husband was working and I dove my son around. We went to Gymboree. We made friends, met them for lunch and play time.
Over the past few years I did not drive much. Last Summer I drove more but, not this Summer. The eye blurring terrifies me. It is improving.
I'd love my own automated car.
My husband use to like highway driving. I did local driving. Now my husband just not like driving roads he is unfamiliar with. NJ is close by and their shopping is great. No sales tax on any clothes. Good malls with good prices.

Kravenhead
65 day(s) ago
I agree. We need to start passing AV related laws, but the right ones. Laws that protect citizens, not ones that purely advance the interests of industries.

philosopher
65 day(s) ago
This is a grave error.

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