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Nevada Authorizes Driverless Cars

MSNBC -- The Jetsons would feel right at home in Nevada -- which this month became the first state in the nation to formally approve legislation authorizing the use of autonomous vehicles on its roadways.

The once far-fetched idea is becoming more and more grounded every day as manufacturers work to develop technology that could permit a motorist to plug in a destination and let the vehicle drive there automatically. Indeed, Google has become a leader in autonomous technology, with several prototypes already logging over 160,000 miles in test runs.

While most experts contend the technology is still years away from widespread application, Nevada lawmakers apparently couldn’t wait. Last summer, lawmakers there ordered state regulators to establish rules covering the use of autonomous vehicles.


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Submitted Feb 27, 2012 By: carlsonguitars
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carlsonguitars
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 3:02:09 PM

I was reading up on new cars that are coming out that have sensors that detect other cars on the road... I am all for technology, but I would rather have total control over a vehicle rather than relinquish it to a robot....
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monieet
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 2:21:27 AM

This is not anything new. Driverless cars occur daily when drivers do everything but pay attention to driving.
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:15:35 AM

can you PROGRAM the car to get gas when low, get oil when needed, change a flat...etc ?
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lowpet
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:13:33 AM

UHHHHH..... My insurance won't cover that!!
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:13:31 AM

what if another driver programs his car to drive ACROSS your path ? who is responsible for the wreck ? Who do the cops bust ?
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 6:20:28 PM

Just what we need driverless killer cars running loose on our streets.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:44:55 PM

Can't wait for hackers to see what they could do with this. Who needs to cut brake lines? All you need to do is program it to drive into a wall.
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kgfinder
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:25:51 AM

I want one. I just drove 300 miles this weekend from Chicago.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:18:59 AM

Concept may be old but this means its legal now!!! Who's at fault in an accident...& you know it will happen. Will it automatically blame the other driver for human error as the machine/software is infallible.
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Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:16:50 AM

This is not a new idea. The concept has been around for decades. Move along, nothing to see here!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:11:32 AM

Might be less accidents and a little less "heavy foot" for better MPG. Could be requirement for those that have tickets for DUI's in their past.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:08:54 AM

really?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:02:04 AM

Isn't that what we call a bus or train?
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:59:49 AM

Interesting.
I could use one at the end of the 15 hour work days I put in most days.
I might even have time for a life away from the job and farm if I sleep while driving to and from work.

[Edited by: RNCII at 2/27/2012 11:00:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:59:05 AM

The future is now
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RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:58:33 AM

Who pay when there is an accident?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:58:04 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:58:03 AM

just more liberal madness
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:57:44 AM

Could be very helpful on my yearly trek to Florida!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:56:01 AM

Stamp this with a big NO!!! With the GPS guidence the government can track your every move. No thanks.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:55:39 AM

I thought we already had this. Just take a drive and you will see plenty of cars on the roads with no apparent driver.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:54:33 AM

I like the line that expers say it is years away. I love driving. I hope it is decades.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:53:37 AM

Hope this legal road testing will return some jobs to Nevada.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:53:31 AM

Saved on fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:52:35 AM

how about if we just focus on lowering fuel costs.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:52:01 AM

Need to try it to areas that have very small population first and then the big cities.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:49:48 AM

And how will this save fuel????
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:47:53 AM

Most cars are already driverless.. the "drivers" are so preoccupied with texting, cell calls, music, chatting with the person in the back seat, applying makeup, shaving, eating, drinking.... this will have to be an improvement
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:47:49 AM

Has to be a joke.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:45:50 AM

If you have road rage one day does that mean you take it out on the car?? Your not the one driving. I guess it will have an internal GPS that you just talk to & it takes you to where your going, fill your gas tank, & puts on you seat belt. Will it also pay for the gas that it pumps??
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:44:43 AM

Guess James Dean won't be the last famous person to die in Nevada highways....
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:44:00 AM

LOOK OUT
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:42:53 AM

I hope the computers won't crash
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The age of Judge Dredd is upon us.....
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:42:21 AM

From the article: "And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was given a personal demonstration of what the new law might cover when he was chauffeured in an autonomous Toyota Prius that used radar and other sensors to help guide it to its destination"

Wasn't the Toyota Prius the car that malfunctioned and wouldn't stop?

“Take me to the Capitol building, Hal.” “I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t do that.”
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:41:19 AM

I'll make sure I stay out of Nevada for awhile.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:40:01 AM

No computer is going to take take the privilege of driving away from me.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:39:14 AM

LOVE IT, IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT THE OWNER/OCCUPANT/RIDER WILL JUST SAY "MY CAR WAS DRIVING AT THE TIME OFFICER SO YOU CAN'T SITE ME FOR FAULT".
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:38:09 AM

Harry Reid must be looking for a huge Gov't. loan for his state to pursue this farce.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:35:41 AM

We have driver-less trains near my home, and the warning signs at the railroad crossings to prove it. Why not driver-less cars to compete with driver-less trains? I think I will stay home.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:35:38 AM

this is far fetch
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Give it up for NV!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:24:10 AM

Already have driverless cars. We call them Texters.
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Take me home James, er.... what ever your name is!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:32:23 AM

Should try Montana - almost no one on the backroads.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:21:37 AM

So the company that made the vehicle would have full liability for any accident instead of the driver. The size of the lawsuits will really increase.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:12:10 AM

Driverless cars -- no thanks!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:40:35 AM

Glad to see that someone is looking forward to new car tech --- even if its Nevada. Autonomous long-haul mass transit (e.g., buses) might be great for some parts of the country.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:29:25 AM

Something new to bet on in Las Vegas.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:26:28 AM

They have mindless politicians, why not driverless cars?

[Edited by: doeslayersr at 2/27/2012 7:27:11 AM EST]
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