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*RENAMED* AutonomousTraffic - For a Cleaner, Greener World!

If we combine Shai Agassi's idea with Sebastian Thurn's.

We could get completely clean/green cars, that are always on the road instead of (key) standing still 23/24 of the time, that are cheaper to use then having your own car, long and short term.
We would at the same time eliminate a need for parking in cities.
We would also eliminate drunk driving.
And more and more and more!

You could order a car with your phone, on the net or go to a designated parking place. And still arrive faster then you would today, not to mention that you get your time back!

It only needs one successful city to spread!



EDIT: I've just created my first website, It's an attempt to further develop and promote this idea, please visit: http://autonomoustraffic.webs.com/

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    Jul 13 2011: I have been thinking about this driver-less cars possibility for a couple of years now. I think it's a great idea, but for a while, people, in the U.S. especially, are not ready to leave their right to drive :) I think that driver-less cars can become popular only if they are required at some places. Big cities with down-towns traffic clogs can try to isolate those down-towns and allow only driver-less car there, I mean it should be public transport inside such zones. Then the system can be extreamly effective, because if we have only driver-less cars in it, we can manage traffic flows choosing the best roots. I also think that the cars should be very small, for one or two people only. When the people see how convenient it is, that you can read, make phone calls and so on, and at the same time you have flexibility of your own car without a cost of a personal driver, when they see other benefits of the system like decreased mortality rate, then they'll want such cars everywhere, not only in down-towns.
    But in any case, there always will be somebody aggressively fighting the idea.
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      Jul 13 2011: Let them fight the loosing battle!

      Any philanthropist or even greedy corporation should be able to see that just doing this in small scale, say 100 cars in a city, will start a trend that is hard to discard.

      Edit: Since they would be so cheap you could make a nice profit to make more cars!
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        Jul 13 2011: I'm not sure if it's a work for philanthropists. I don't think that driverless cars can become popular if we just start to use them on the same roads as usual cars. In this situation, people may not trust there lives for such a device, because everything depends on the behavior of other drivers. I can easily imagine a situation when some jealous drivers can create situation to demonstrate "weaknesses" of driverless cars.

        So it's a work for cities' administrations. Cities like Moscow or Paris have already restricted or plan to restrict the transport entrance to some districts. Such places can become good experimental areas for new transport.
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          Jul 13 2011: I'm of the opposite idea, this has to be implemented on the structure we have now. Nothing is foolproof and it's mostly easily proven.
          Did you watch Sebastian Thrun's Talk?

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