Self driving vehicles creep me out. How will feds mandate purchases?

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:32 pm

Well, so much for Asimov's laws keeping us safe..... :biggrinjester:
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Post by Abraham » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:53 pm

Are people actually 'buying' these things or are they given away for beta testing?

Anyone know?

P.S. I wouldn't accept one free, heck, I wouldn't accept one if they paid me...

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Post by JakeTheSnake » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm

This post reminds of this song and where we are headed.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:11 pm

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
OneGun wrote:So, who goes on trial for vehicular manslaughter? Can the self-driving car be tried as an adult human?
probably a 'defective product' and/or 'wrongful death' lawsuit. No criminal culpability because no one is 'in charge'.
If there was a human in the vehicle who could have prevented the accident, but failed to do so, then that human could be negligent. Otherwise, it is probably the same as the case with a Ford (?) model where the company knew that a potentially deadly defect existed and could be repaired, but decided that it was cheaper to pay a few settlements than to issue a recall. If I recall correctly that didn't end well for the company, but I also don't think that anyone was criminally charged.

This all assumes that the pedestrian wasn't solely at fault by doing something stupid like jumping in front of the car, etc. Even if that is the case, I would expect a quick settlement in this case.
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Post by Flightmare » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:59 pm

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