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Driverless Cars Are Coming to England

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AnandY
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Re : Driverless Cars Are Coming to England
AnandY   2/27/2014 2:43:14 AM
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Keeping aside security risks, I don't really swallow the whole idea of driverless cars. I could only think of one possible benefit that is less road accidents due to the elimination of human driving or concentration errors. Or is it really a possible benefit? I doubt it. Apart from this, when one has to actually sit in the car (obviously car can't hypothetically take you to somewhere without actually having you inside), why one can't drive and needs a driverless car?

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AnandY   2/24/2014 11:15:55 AM
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@ Daniyal_Ali, these are certainly some valid points of concern regarding driverless cars. These security risks exist already with most of the vehicles capable of connecting to internet for various things like navigators. With more and more vehicles depending entirely on connectivity, risks will go sky high as there will be more fruit for potential trouble makers.

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Debera Harward   2/19/2014 2:34:53 AM
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Definitely Danial, I agree with you but the thing is that with every technology there is pros and cons attached same is true for these driverless cars as well. But as the technology matures the cons also gets removed slowly and gradually , These days even there are security issues of VIPS in the cars driven by drivers .

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Debera Harward   2/19/2014 2:23:48 AM
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Thanx Tailor for this information, This is no doubt a very exciting news that driverless cars will be introducing in England . After reading your article i had a flash back of my final year project which was also an unmanned ground vehicle with sensors for obstacke detection and then taking the shortest possible path . In that the passengers used to give the destination location to the car in terms of latitude and longitude with the help  of AT Commands .This is no doubt a revised version of that .

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Charles Murray   2/18/2014 10:02:13 PM
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Those are scary thoughts, Daniyal Ali, but you're certainly right. Imagine what a smart hacker could do to a city that's dependent on driverless cars, vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. They could bring a city to a virtual standstill.

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Elizabeth M   2/18/2014 4:39:54 AM
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You bring up some really good points, Daniyal, and you're right, before these cars reach critical mass something should be done in terms of security since there is arguably more at stake when it comes to driverless cars than there is with loss of data at a corporate level (though that is also damaging in its own way).

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Mydesign   2/17/2014 11:34:29 PM
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"At the far end of this spectacular technology we have a device that can carry two people at the speed of a bicycle. I can just see the queues."

Battar, in Asian countries that type of two wheelers are called 'Mopeds', and its maximum speed is 40 KM per hour.

Mydesign
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Mydesign   2/17/2014 11:31:15 PM
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"it's a really good way of using technology for the future. But what is the point of having a speed of 12mph after spending 2.5M when there is a other options with a driver which gives more speed and accuracy. "

Pubudu, I think for R&D purpose, they had kept the speed minimum. Once the technology is developed, it's not a great matter to increase the speed at desired level.

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Pubudu   2/16/2014 1:16:44 AM
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Bradley, it's a really good way of using technology for the future. But what is the point of having a speed of 12mph after spending 2.5M when there is a other options with a driver which gives more speed and accuracy. 

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Driverless Cars
Mydesign   2/14/2014 5:25:13 AM
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"Automakers have introduced a series of technological breakthroughs to provide more effective and automated driving experiences. For example, the UK government recently unveiled a £1.5 million ($2.5 million) project to design and manufacture a range of driverless vehicles, which will become operational in a UK city center."

Bradley, it seems that the focus in automobile industry is moving towards driver less cars. Google started the initiative and now more companies are venturing in to this segment.

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