Skip to comments.Self-driving carmakers will have to pry steering wheel from some cold, dead hands
Posted on 08/22/2013 6:21:04 PM PDT by markomalley
As development self-driving car technology moves ahead, a growing faction in the blogosphere say they will refuse let their driving independence be usurped by a computer.
In one game site discussion, comments ranged from, "They'll take the steering wheel out of my cold, dead hands..." to "I'm not trusting a robot to drive a car for me in a long time."
A recent ZDNet article on self-driving cars garnered more than two dozen responses, which ranged from "leave me out" to "can't wait for [a] year that [the] government would be piloting for me."
While many in the blogosphere say they support the develoment of self-driving technology, the opponents appear to have the early edge according to recent survey data.
For example, a survey of British drivers last year commissioned by Bosch, a Germany-based supplier of automotive components, found that most would not buy a self-driving car. Only 29% of respondents said thay would consider buying a driverless car and only 21% said they would feel safe as a passenger in a self-driving car.
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i could go for this as long as that car can FLY
Can we sue the robot manufacturer if he fails to keep us out of an accident?
It might be OK on the long highway trips but I’m still going to be in the driver’s seat and have my eyes open. Other than that, no way in hell.
I might consider it, if I can offer the cop a beer.
The problem is that its never going to happen as long as there are cars on the road that aren’t self driving.
NICE!! I see you are intaking plenty of anti-freeze. Good deal.
i’m thinking of buying a camaro convertible. I drove one while in CA last week very nice. I like fords but the mustang just doesn’t seem to cut it. It’s not ugly enough. V8 manual transmission. downshift thru the curves.
ooohhh....”don’t bother the driver while he’s drinking”
Gargling motor oil?
Always loved the Landcruiser. Original 6 cylinder or did it get bumped up to something else? Seems like people used to drop small block GM V-8s in them.
That's what Executive Orders are for, silly!
This will happen in stages. The first steer by wire cars will seem like a regular car. You’ll be in complete control ... until you are not.
Had to put the 350 in it...It is just such a nice engine for it.
Looks pretty fun
In 4 Low - it will definitely go where I want it to go. Becoming a rust bucket though - salt air, no garage.
If I had the time and the money I would buy an old muscle car, stock up on spare parts, and just keep it running by myself.
No electronic fuel injection.
No automatic wipers.
No black box.
Just a good old fashioned car; built so a garage mechanic can maintain it and less crap to fail.
“i could go for this as long as that car can FLY”
The flying car is on the market but you have to fly it and have a pilots license.
It’s also pretty pricey and the waiting list is a couple years long.
I hope I will be long dead before there are robot cars!!!
Seen very few LC’s, fewer still with the original 6 cylinder.
I would like to have a V6 Dauntless Willys but my F head will have to do.