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The future

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{Wheels.29.24}: Ted Hurst {thurst} Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:57:13 CDT (HTML)

"Better training and licensing" are certainly beneficial for those who will be driving. My former workplace required us to take a Defensive Driving classes every three years for a while. I found it informative and worth while.

But this is not needed by passengers in a vehicle driven by another person or an integral robot who will be programmed with every conceivable driving strategy for the design vehicle (which vastly exceeds what most drivers will ever imagine).

I think the highways will support a mix of traffic, which in the case of self driving vehicles can be at optimally higher density. Those that pilot their own vehicles will encounter fewer surprises, and most of those from the remaining independent, sporty folks, who enjoy expressing themselves "outside the box".

The many articles would indicate that like it or not, robotic transportation on our highways is coming.

Here are a few...

Google Self-Driving Car Designer: 'I'm Building It For My Son'

Google's self-driving car was featured during a recent TED Talk, where the designer made a case for how it could improve the roads.

By Christopher Hutton | Mar 18, 2015 11:46 AM EDT

"http://www.hngn.com/articles/78183/20150318/google-self-driving-car-designer-im-building-it-for-my-son.htm"

Elon Musk Says Human-Driven Cars Could Become Illegal

The Huffington Post | By Ed Mazza

Posted: 03/18/2015 5:22 am EDT Updated: 03/18/2015 8:59 am EDT

"http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/elon-musk-self-driving-cars_n_6891368.html"

Another source of the same...

Elon Musk believes non-self-driving cars may one day be outlawed

Is it safer for a "two-ton death machine" to be driven by a computer or a human?

by Sebastian Anthony - Mar 18, 2015 11:00am MDT

"http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/03/elon-musk-believes-non-self-driving-cars-may-one-day-be-outlawed/"

No, Tesla Is Not Releasing a 'Self-Driving' Car This Summer

By Damon Poeter

March 20, 2015 07:12pm EST

Tesla is adding some cool driver-assist functions to its vehicles, but they're not robot cars just yet.

"http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478556,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121"

Self-driving cars are almost here — but only for 1 percenters

Yahoo Finance

By Rick Newman - March 20, 2015

"http://news.yahoo.com/self-driving-cars-are-almost-here%E2%80%94but-only-for-1-percenters-175042304.html;_ylt=A0LEVjjfFg1VwMcA3IInnIlQ"

And there are many more... Past, present and future!

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