Xeio wrote:Actually, I think that's a better long term goal, if possibly an unattainable one. Obviously it won't be feasable anytime soon, and I can be sure it won't be when these cars are first introduced. There are way too many situations where (even if they only happen less than 1% of the time) the driver will need to take control.Decker wrote:Anyone who does is stupid.
(Edit: On retrospect, a few people did. I strongly disagree with them.)
I think it might be more likely (in the mid-term, whenever these happen to start getting out there and popular enough that basically everyone has a car equipped with one) to mandate automated use in situations such as high-density urban areas (where the situations will be well known), or possibly just alternatives to the HOV lanes for automated cars only. Though, since these won't be commercially available for a few years at least, that's some timetable way out there.
Okay, yeah. Stupid might be too strong of a word. It might be nice to have it as a long term goal, but we should not be jumping right into it from the start. That's kind of what I meant in the first place. I just didn't say it well.