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Show Of Hands January 7th, 2013 12:00am

The Google Car, a driverless car that uses sophisticated technology to navigate and control a vehicle, is street legal in Nevada and California. If they progress to be more fuel efficient and statistically safer than human-operated vehicles, would you swi

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01/15/13 5:41 pm

Yes, but it would have to be after years and years of it being out- so no time soon. Something as new as it is will run into so many issues I'm sure it'll be a while before they get a hold on it, although, I like driving. What would you do? Stare at the trees? ...sounds like a scary movie.

EarlyBird Portland
01/14/13 1:07 pm

Depends on what you're serving :-)

EarlyBird Portland
01/14/13 1:05 pm

I love to drive, except in heavy traffic. It's during those times I would appreciate the ability to let the car drive itself.

01/14/13 9:58 am

Damnit, this comment alone might change my answer.

dotails DotUrTsAndCrossUrEyes
01/13/13 11:26 pm

Thats funny. I myself would love to sleep on trips.

01/13/13 5:45 pm

This might help reduce the number of accidents cause by texting while driving so yes!

01/13/13 2:36 pm

Except this is your own personal vehicle, and you don't have to fight to get the spot away from the homeless person who hasn't bathed, or the massive amount of communicable diseases that people with low immune systems are very susceptible yeah same thing, sort of

01/13/13 2:34 pm

I agree it's like saying a toaster doesn't toast toast, toast toasts toast!

01/13/13 2:33 pm

I hate driving! So yeah totally, but the standards for drivers licenses should not be lowered and manual control should be an option, just in case!

01/13/13 1:35 am

As long as one can take manual control if needed it would be a good thing. Assuming all those caveats are true too.

danijanice ME and VA
01/10/13 10:45 pm

This might lower the vision standards other standards to get license. Do this would actually might make it so I could get my license. I barely miss the standard now so this might give me greater independence.

01/10/13 1:52 pm

I can't count the times I've dozed off while driving home after working all night. This would be soooo much safer for me and other people on the road with me.

01/10/13 6:38 am

No I would not I like to drive to Mach

dadstad Texas
01/09/13 11:11 pm

I'm a control freak and like to drive myself.

NiiroK El Taco
01/09/13 6:03 pm

I'm leaning towards yes on this question, but it would ultimately depend on cost

RunN2Poles The Room of Requirement
01/09/13 3:32 pm

I'm blind..... I need a car that can drive itself..... This is what I've been waiting for....

01/09/13 3:15 pm

By that time I'll probably be to old to drive anyway.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/09/13 12:20 pm

that's how I feel about the tesla. right now it starts at 57 grand, but it's the first completely electric car that you'd actually be excited about driving. if it catches on, I expect this type of car will eventually become affordable for everyone.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/09/13 12:17 pm

I also don't get like how old you'd have to be to own/use one. would you still have to have a driver's license? there are a lot of things that need to be clarified for this to actually happen.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/09/13 12:14 pm

they should make drivers take an IQ test then make it so that stupid drivers have to use self-driving cars. everyone else gets to have the option.

01/09/13 11:25 am

It would nice to be driven around
No more DUIs
The roads will be safer with less idiots driving fast in rainy and snowy weather

01/09/13 8:35 am

Ill give up my steering wheel when they pry it from my cold dead hands. People don't crash cars cars crash cars

satguy08 California
01/09/13 4:49 am

So who gets the ticket? you are the car.

satguy08 California
01/09/13 4:47 am

It is here now and called public transportation.

01/09/13 2:21 am

maybe someone could wipe my ass too! is there anything left that liberal's can do on their own?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/09/13 1:35 am

Damn soccer moms. Baseball and football moms are much better! ;)

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/09/13 1:33 am

No. With the reality of hacking these days, it smacks of easy kidnapping to me. That, and I like driving.

01/09/13 1:10 am

Can't afford to live closer to work. Even with spending $480 a month on gas... I hate California.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
01/08/13 11:15 pm

No way! I would be SO uncomfortable if my car was driving itself!

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
01/08/13 11:12 pm

No. Control freak macho Boomer. I can't even use the female voice on my GPS.

zedd Desert Dweller
01/08/13 10:56 pm

I enjoy driving too much to have a fully automatic car. If it were part time, I might consider it because it would be helpful when tired or you've been drinking, etc.

01/08/13 8:47 pm

Would you like to be spoon fed too?

01/08/13 8:47 pm

Democrats always need help doing things. It's a shame they can't do anything by themselves.

01/08/13 8:25 pm

Can they make them cost under an arm and a leg too?

01/08/13 8:19 pm

That would b cool but in Minnesota we have alt of snow I wonder how they would drive in bad weather

01/08/13 6:47 pm

Yes. I fu€king HATE driving. I would much rather nap while the car does its thing.

01/08/13 6:22 pm

I said no, but I would switch to yes if it had the ability to switch between "driverless" and me driving.

01/08/13 5:38 pm

If I was emperor (this is sarcasm people, I'm a libertarian) i'd mandate that certain people HAD to let the computer drive for them because they're too stupid to handle the responsibility...and I don't wanna get hit because a soccer mom in her 2 ton SUV absolutely HAD to send that text right then.

01/08/13 5:34 pm

I understand your points, and they're really good, but I LOVE driving! I'm one of those weirdos that actually enjoy it


01/08/13 4:55 pm

Switch in a heartbeat. Nap while "driving", never worry about driving drunk, read in the car, etc etc etc. I'm in as soon as they exist.

moonshot More often I know nothing
01/08/13 4:53 pm

...small thinkers. Or perhaps this forum isn't sufficient to flesh out the idea. The concept is workable, but not for a hundred years or so. Private ownership of cars and human controlled cars in congested areas is unworkable in the not so distant future. Think it through!

01/08/13 4:38 pm

Tell people they aren't allowed in the city because it might cause a traffic jam? I'm sure that would do wonders for businesses on a Friday and Saturday night. Yes, we should control the masses so your trip to the deli isn't inconvenienced. Please, don't ever be in charge of anything of importance.

TheAntiLib Putnam County, NY
01/08/13 4:21 pm

I would never give up my gas guzzlin' manual Stang! There is nothing that could imitate the feel of a real car like mine hugging the road without any big bro looking in!

bigdog3210 Around
01/08/13 4:19 pm

Take away private ownership of transportation? That is a joke correct?

bigdog3210 Around
01/08/13 4:17 pm

Gee looks like another stereotypical, judgmental, democrat. Maybe more republicans like to drive? Oh and it's a opinion question so there is no "right and wrong".

mborba00 Mass.
01/08/13 4:14 pm

More worried about that mystery left turn onto railroad tracks