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Time magazine: self-driving cars will be available by 2019

GasBuddy Blog -- In a report based on info from KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research, Time says self-driving cars will be available in dealer showrooms as early as 2019... and maybe even sooner.

Apparently the advent of autonomous or 'self-driving' cars began sooner than we think... and that means the technology is nearly road-ready. But, are we?

Time's report says that tinkering with self-driving vehicles goes back to the 1950s with General Motors' Firebird II, which was designed to be guided along the highways by an electrical wire embedded in the road.

Many cars today have computers and sensors handling more and more basic driving functions while increasing safety. You've seen the TV commercials of the car that...


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Donatelo
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getting too dependent on technology.
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about time, leaves more time for texting..
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No surprise there.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 10:35:05 PM

no thanks to that - I will drive my own
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Maybe they'll let us ride and buy the gas.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 8:03:33 AM

Cars do that now, into each other since no one wants to take the blame.
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and, at what costs?
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i wanna drive my own car!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 5:54:56 PM

THERE ARE SOME THAT PARK THEMSELVES NOW ... WHY NOT ... MIGHT KEEP THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AT AN ALL TIME LOW, IF THEY GET THE SENSORS LOCKED-IN JUST RIGHT.
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I think I will wait until all the "kinks" are out
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Wild ideas, especially when you're stop and go ;-(
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no thank you, but i could use a few drones
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:41:36 PM

By the time we have self-driving cars, Time Magazine will have gone bankrupt. (It's getting thinner and less timely with every passing year.)
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Sounds good to me -
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I'd like to do the driving myself!
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but i like to drive
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Oh no.
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Wonder if I can use that as an excuse when I get a ticket. I wasn't driving!!!
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Scary. This should really mess up car insurance policies.
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Don't count on it
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:09:13 PM

The way some drivers are on the road , i would make to a law for them to have to own one. My one joke for the day :)
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This is not for me.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:31:20 AM

On Aug 18, 2012 6:05:40 AM, w4kh wrote:

>Oh boy, do I *NOT* trust some anonymous programmers to decide
>how my car should be driven...

You already have some anonymous politicians deciding how your car should be driven...

>just think how often MicroSoft Windows crashes and needs to be rebooted...

That's the reason you don't use Microsoft Windows. There are operating systems that are MUCH more reliable.They're called "almost any other operating system." Even Microsoft Windows CE is a lot better than Microsoft Windows.

Where I used to work, they had an ATM that (believe it or not) ran on Microsoft Windows. It was very apparent once the software crashed.

The Navy actually buys ships where the contractor trying to run the ship on Microsoft Windows.You usually find out about those when some industry rag reports that the ship had to be towed in because the software crashed.

At least NASA has the sense to use Microsoft Windows only where software bugs can't kill the crew.
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There are cars that drive there self now after some people has 2 beers.
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About my luck for my car to run away from home or something.
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How about self-driving government?
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Time magazine also had a cover story on the coming Ice Age...
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hmmm. i d k about this one.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 8:22:54 AM

now thats different
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Just stay home.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 2:02:22 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 9:18:05 AM

Self Driving Cars? Awesome, we can go back to reading, eatting, putting on makeup and texting while we have our lazy butts driven to work.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:36:50 AM

ok
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Donatelo
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:33:09 AM

does that mean you dont need a license as long as car is driving itself
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:04:06 AM

at what cost?
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Try again later
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:12:51 AM

It's alarming the garbage that magazine writes and gets away with.Yellow Journalism at it's worse.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:08:36 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:05:40 AM

Oh boy, do I *NOT* trust some anonymous programmers to decide how my car should be driven... just think how often MicroSoft Windows crashes and needs to be rebooted... Don't want that kind of risk in my car... I want a stick shift, 67 mpg, simple car to get around in, NOT some creation that has piped in noises so I think the sound-proof cocoon is moving down the highway...
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:04:21 AM

maybe
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This is why the mainstream media is rapidly becoming outdated.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:00:46 AM

It can't be any worse than some driver already out there.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:00:15 AM

Big deal!
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:58:58 AM

That's right. Take all responsibility away from the driver, then accidents can be blamed on the manufacturer. Then the lawyers will have a field-day sueing the manufacturers, who in turn have to cover there expenses with higher & higher prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:58:58 AM

ok
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:57:56 AM

This requires more trust of computers than I am able to give.
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When the computer crashes it really crashes.
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