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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: Yes, I've watched his talk, and I've read the comments. And reading those comments I realized how many people are against such cars. That is why I don't see them among usual cars yet. Yes you can just sit inside and pretend you drive it, but then the whole point of autopilot is lost, you can't do anything else, like reading, eating, having a meeting and so on. I also believe that in a traffic with usual cars we will not receive any gain in pace. As usual cars will not communicate and behave in accordance with each other, like driverless car can do, we will still have traffic jams and so on. But it's just my opinion. There is also a problem with insurance, in the case of accident, who should be blamed? If both cars are driverless and belongs to a municipality, then it's one story, but if one car is a privet driverless car and another one is a usual car, then it's completely different situation.
    In any case, it's question of transportation policies to allow or not such cars on roads. So, we can't avoid working with government or municipalities. You can't just decide to buy such a car and use it, you are not allowed to.
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      Jul 13 2011: I was hoping that there was some place on the planet where you were allowed to just buy it and try the system out... The argument that people are against it doesn't mean anything to me, I'm against people driving, according to me it's way safer for everybody if they didn't.
      Insurance, a problem not a valid argument not to do this.
      A combination of good cars and old ones should work better in jams then just the old ones...
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        Jul 13 2011: Oh, I see Jimmy, that you are just dreaming. That's good, but it's not how things work in this world. I'm considering this situation practically, and from practical point of view introduction of a new type of transport is not at all an easy thing. You know, it's just like with usual cars. You can read the history of how cars were introduced in our lives, the process wasn't always easy, and we developed vast amount of regulations since then.

        What other peoples think, are they against the idea or not may not mean anything to you, but it do mean a lot for policy and decision makers. If there are enough active people against something, it something will never be done, no matter how wonderful it something could be.
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          Jul 13 2011: We seem to have a different view on reality. I'm also considering it practically, if there's a place where this isn't illegal (there are many different law books in the world) that place could serve as an example of just how good this could be, and others will follow!
          Yes, people's opinions matter for policy makers, but so does informed decisions and MONEY, the cost benefit for a society would greatly overweight any skeptics...

          Thank you for saying that "I have a dream" ^^ - It's true!

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