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Sarina Hannon

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How do you imagine self driving cars will change the future?

Lets say this design will be (and will be seen as) a total success.
Lets assume safety will skyrocket.

I'm especially interested in the options freedom from crashes would allow for car design.

Couldn't cars communicate?

How about people? could driving become more socially connective if people were free from staring at the road?

I want to hear about social networking opportunities! :D

Add in anything you find interesting! :D Thanks!


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    Apr 3 2011: i agree with some on the peoples comments. Some cars will become a mobile lounge where you can read the morning paper with your favorite cup of coffee right before it drops you off at work. Sure there are people out there who will love such a thing, but there are people out there, like me, who still wants to experience cars in their rawest form. Actually sitting behind the wheel with you foot on the petrol and steering wheel in you hand, making the decision about what is going to happen next.

    80% of motoring incidents are caused by human error. So I wonder if it is really such a bad thing if computers control our daily move abouts. Where human error is taken out of the picture. We will see a huge drop in mortalities...and that is a good thing. 
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      Apr 3 2011: I agree: the main reason I drive is the thrill of having control - and the mini-races you get in, every day, in traffic. Although it would be (great) for accidents and stuff like that, I still think the concept is too far-fetched. Will people really let go of the control issue that easily? i doubt it.

      Also, it is true that we don't all need cars. In Montreal, where I live, 99% of people most certainly don't. However, we still have something like 80% of the population that either own or lease one. And that's even with horrible traffic and gas prices.

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