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LOL. But, actually, you're not supposed to do that, as Tesla will tell you.

Yeah, good luck with that.



 

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I had to view it in chrome browser, Tapatalk couldn't handle it.

This is EXACTLY how I would use a self driving car.

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Thought: Could you get a DUI anymore if you had a fully self-driving car?
"But officer... I wasn't driving. The car was." :idea:



(...and it was hammered, lol).
 

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Thought: Could you get a DUI anymore if you had a fully self-driving car?
"But officer... I wasn't driving. The car was." :idea:



(...and it was hammered, lol).
I'm thinking of creating a fleet of self driving cars. Totally plastic interiors that can be hosed out for all the puking drunks. "Last Call Taxi Service"

Hook it up with Uber... no drivers.

Also get the drunks to book the car to come back to get them in the morning to take them to their car.... at a premium price no less
 

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Thought: Could you get a DUI anymore if you had a fully self-driving car?
"But officer... I wasn't driving. The car was." :idea:



(...and it was hammered, lol).
It might happen on a technicality. A lot of DUI/DWI/OWI laws use the phrase "operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated". You may not be manually driving it, but you're still operating it.
 

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I thought it was a given that people would be sleeping in them. Without the need to pay attention to anything how you one ever stay awake inside a self driving car?
 

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I'm thinking of creating a fleet of self driving cars. Totally plastic interiors that can be hosed out for all the puking drunks. "Last Call Taxi Service"

Hook it up with Uber... no drivers.

Also get the drunks to book the car to come back to get them in the morning to take them to their car.... at a premium price no less
Uber (and Amazon and Google) are already rolling out prototypes as we speak.
 

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It might happen on a technicality. A lot of DUI/DWI/OWI laws use the phrase "operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated". You may not be manually driving it, but you're still operating it.

the versions out now are largely regular cars with auto-pilot options.

a REAL self-driving car will be totally autonomous, no steering wheel or foot pedals needed.

so, the human won't be operating anything.
 

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It might happen on a technicality. A lot of DUI/DWI/OWI laws use the phrase "operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated". You may not be manually driving it, but you're still operating it.
Pretty sure you'll see the laws/regulations changed in short order if they are not currently deemed enough. Basically you have care and control of the vehicle, so yes, you'd be on the hook. I don't imagine it will be very long before you see it tested in court.
 

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Sleeping riders will be the least of our problems. I hope tinted windows are mandatory in these things :eek6: :blush2:
 

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I wonder if that was staged.

I can't sleep in the car when anyone else is driving, much less a computer. I would read a book or watch a movie, but probably wouldn't be able to concentrate on it too well.
 

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I'm thinking of creating a fleet of self driving cars. Totally plastic interiors that can be hosed out for all the puking drunks. "Last Call Taxi Service"

Hook it up with Uber... no drivers.

Also get the drunks to book the car to come back to get them in the morning to take them to their car.... at a premium price no less
Actually....as with any first gen tech it is going to be far too expensive for most consumers. With the first and biggest purchasers being anyone who pays drivers...so , about 4,000,000 paid drivers are going to lose their job overnight as a result....including 250,000 some taxi drivers.
 

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Pretty sure you'll see the laws/regulations changed in short order if they are not currently deemed enough. Basically you have care and control of the vehicle, so yes, you'd be on the hook. I don't imagine it will be very long before you see it tested in court.
It would seem to me that a big issue in full adoption would be the amount of liability the maker of the automated driving system. I imagine people will be suing them (because they have deeper pockets) then the car owner with limited assets
 

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Actually....as with any first gen tech it is going to be far too expensive for most consumers. With the first and biggest purchasers being anyone who pays drivers...so , about 4,000,000 paid drivers are going to lose their job overnight as a result....including 250,000 some taxi drivers.
And foxconn in china just fired 60,000 workers and replaced them with robots.

This is the way the world is going, at a rapidly accelerating pace.

Might as well get used to it.
 

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It would seem to me that a big issue in full adoption would be the amount of liability the maker of the automated driving system. I imagine people will be suing them (because they have deeper pockets) then the car owner with limited assets
If the robocars don't break the law and get pulled over by the cops, or have accidents as often as humans, insurance rates and liability claims will probably go down.
 
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