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Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer

This is a discussion on Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/bu...by-summer.html For many drivers who commute long distances, the prospect of owning a self-driving car — where a driver takes his hands off the wheel ...

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    Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/bu...by-summer.html

    For many drivers who commute long distances, the prospect of owning a self-driving car — where a driver takes his hands off the wheel and feet off the gas — has been an elusive dream.

    But on Thursday, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, took a big step in that direction when he announced that the maker of high-end electric cars would introduce autonomous technology by this summer. The technology would allow drivers to have their cars take control on what he called “major roads” like highways.

    Mr. Musk said that a software update — not a repair performed by a mechanic — would give Tesla’s Model S sedans the ability to start driving themselves, at least part of the time, in a hands-free mode that the company refers to as autopilot.

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    I am sorry, but there is just something wrong with not driving the damn car yourself. Have we become that lazy? I will continue to trust my driving skills rather then a computer. Thanks but no thanks.
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    Make a self cutting chainsaw and you got my attention!
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    I'm intrigued with this autopilot self driving car, I could find a better use of my time other than sitting in traffic, But trusting a computer to drive, IDK, what about when is slippery out, a deer runs out, to many variables for me at this point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    I'm intrigued with this autopilot self driving car, I could find a better use of my time other than sitting in traffic, But trusting a computer to drive, IDK, what about when is slippery out, a deer runs out, to many variables for me at this point
    Good point Murph,
    Same with the chainsaw thing too.
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    Who is at fault when 2 of these cars wreck into eachother? Would you get a discount on insurance or would your rate increase? What happens when the car is driving itself and a blowout or mechanical issue happens? Will it yield to emergency vehicles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arklatex View Post
    Who is at fault when 2 of these cars wreck into eachother? Would you get a discount on insurance or would your rate increase? What happens when the car is driving itself and a blowout or mechanical issue happens? Will it yield to emergency vehicles?
    Details, details...We don't need no steeenkin' details Ark.
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    Relax and enjoy the ride. Like the government let the car take care of you.
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