Cars & Transportation

Driverless Cars

Cars & Transportation

Posted by: saramerc

20th Apr 2021 02:33am

Would you have enough faith in a car to let it do the driving for you?
Quite frankly I could not do it.
What about you?
Would love to hear your thoughts!

Comments 69

Cheran
  • 7th Jun 2021 04:21pm

To me this is a nightmare. I don't think technology is quite there yet and can see some disasters happening. There have already, in Amreica, been two deaths I've heard of with driverless cars. I prefer to have control of my vehicle at all times. As to faith in autonomous cars - NO! Not this little black duck.

Jagman
  • 16th May 2021 07:43pm

Considering how rarely I get through an evening of using my PC at home without it 'freezing' or 'crashing' there is no way in heaven or hell that I could be convinced to get into a driverless car.

saramerc
  • 18th May 2021 03:41pm
Considering how rarely I get through an evening of using my PC at home without it 'freezing' or 'crashing' there is no way in heaven or hell that I could be convinced to get into a driverless car.

Haha! Yes good point!

gwatt
  • 16th May 2021 07:28pm

I do not think that the technology is safe enough to take the risk and time is needed for laws to catch up for example if you have an accident who is in the wrong and will insurance cover your car.

Kirbs63
  • 16th May 2021 09:37am

Yes I would Love the logic needed Probably would not feel safe et speed at first but for navigating cities love the idea

heyyah11
  • 15th May 2021 10:13pm

Nope couldn’t do I’d need to be in control of a car I’d be too nervous of something stuffing up

Rouge et Noir
  • 15th May 2021 08:17am

A car to me is more than just transportation, I get joy of just driving. Sitting in heavy traffic is not ideal. I tend to turn on the driving aids of my Bimmer, just to say I use them. My joy is grabbing and feeling the vehicle through the street is wheel.

JoniKua
  • 15th May 2021 07:49am

I don't think I will be able to totally trust it to drive itself. I still like the option of being able to step in and take control when I want to.

sutapa
  • 15th May 2021 05:17am

Not really, I don’t trust them completely. Till now they haven’t proven their worth. What about places where GPS connection lost. We have seen big accidents caused due to them.

amelialive
  • 15th May 2021 01:14am

I wont be confident enough in this tech before it's popular like a motorbike on road. The feeling of uncertainty and handing my life over to a computer are much more scary than car accident

iano
  • 14th May 2021 03:36pm

I WOULD NOT HAVE THE FAITH TO DRIVE A CAR THAT ALLOWS IT TO BE DRIVERLESS. I WOULD BE AFRAID THAT SOMEONE WOULD POSSIBLY HACK IN VIA THE INTERNET AND TAKE OVER THE CONTROL OF THE CAR.

aunty gran
  • 14th May 2021 11:54am

I definitely would not have the faith for a computer to drive my car. As it is there are so many extras on cars now days lane assist, emergency braking , the controls for cars are like the starship enterprise. Imagine what the dash of a self drive car would be like . Thanks but no thanks.

Jude30693100
  • 13th May 2021 10:27pm

I'm nervous about driverless cars because there is much that is unknown. But then you could say the same about some drivers out there too.

Tuppence
  • 13th May 2021 07:14pm

Never in a million years. I think of computer hackers and just shudder!

Dina7
  • 13th May 2021 06:53pm

no, not at all.

ra
  • 13th May 2021 04:31pm

Nope. Wouldn't trust a computer that much!

wernerotto
  • 13th May 2021 03:11pm

driverless cars ?, no way i would trust it ! , to many accidents or near misses with the few that are trialed. maybe in 10 years time ?

Skylark
  • 13th May 2021 03:02pm

Driverless cars? They're already here, and known as the Toyota Camry.

Ral7
  • 13th May 2021 02:59pm

I quite enjoy driving so I have no interest in driverless cars. I don't think I would trust them based on their track record to date!

jamo
  • 13th May 2021 02:32pm

I would be too nervous after been a driver for over 50 years does not seem right to me, I would worry about other cars , I would worry about the car malfuctioning.

betty
  • 13th May 2021 01:19pm

No,it’s dangerous

hispania
  • 13th May 2021 11:38am

I couldn't do it let alone sit in the car watching a movie or going through work papers. If I had to be in such a car I would be watching every car around us and all the intersections etc. I am sure my feet would be going through the floor braking. I have seen a number of reports where people have been killed because the "car" didn't recognise other cars or misread other objects.

aunty gran
  • 14th May 2021 11:55am
I couldn't do it let alone sit in the car watching a movie or going through work papers. If I had to be in such a car I would be watching every car around us and all the intersections etc. I am...

Agree totally

Sandy
  • 13th May 2021 08:44am

All new technology is great when working well, but what happens if something goes wrong. There is no way I would trust such a vehicle.

donny
  • 13th May 2021 07:02am

No way, at this time, or the foreseeable future. The technology is simply not there yet AND I can see absolutely zero benefit to me or the rest of the motoring community. Look what happened in Texas last week. And if you think that it will save you the cost of an Uber or taxi when you have had a few drinks, then think again. You will be deemed at law as being in charge of the vehicle, exactly the same as if you are in the passenger seat with a learner driver. Total waste of time even thinking about it.

donny
  • 13th May 2021 01:37pm
Donny, thanks for the insight to my thoughts on this subject. What you're saying, answers my other concerns about liability in the event of an accident or traffic infringement etc. So you're saying...

Well I am not a lawyer but I am 110% sure that the law has the person in charge of the car responsible for anything and everything, including if you have had a few drinks. Even if you sat in the back seat with no one else in the car, you are the one.

ab
  • 13th May 2021 11:16am
No way, at this time, or the foreseeable future. The technology is simply not there yet AND I can see absolutely zero benefit to me or the rest of the motoring community. Look what happened in...

Donny, thanks for the insight to my thoughts on this subject. What you're saying, answers my other concerns about liability in the event of an accident or traffic infringement etc. So you're saying the legal system and insurance companies will have no catch-up to do, because the occupant of the car at the time of the offence/incident is always going to be responsible. In that case, you're absolutely correct there is nothing to be gained by owning a driverless car...particularly when none of us seem to be able to trust the systems and abrogate ourselves from the role. I just had a funny vision...watching how a driverless car might interpret a police officer trying to signal the vehicle to pullover for a breath test.

ab
  • 12th May 2021 11:36pm

This is a great little question...I'm with saramerc, I don't think I could trust the car to do the driving; I really wish I could. Ever since the subject of driverless cars was touted, I've had these fantasies of having my car take me to a show and then sending it home, so it could come back to pick me up at the end of the evening. It would track my location on my phone GPS. :) Imagine that! You could actually have a couple of drinks, without 'rolling the dice' on whether you were just over the drink drive limit. On the drive back you could read the newspaper or a book, take a nap, or play some games...how sweet would that be? But here's my problem, my current car can park itself...have I ever used it? No way...LOL
Sadly, my fantasy will have to remain just that. I sincerely don't believe I will ever own a truly driverless car. Setting aside the technology that needs to be in place, with backup systems that are un-hackable, the legal system and insurance companies would need to catch up.
We take for granted the number of decisions we make when we drive...a ball bounces across your path and most drivers decelerate in anticipation of a child pursing the ball. How does the car interpret that and how does it behave? How does a car interpret a detour in the road? And then if they can manage all of the challenges that the environment can throw at a driverless car, you have me...a person who hasn't even tested his car to see how well it can park. LOL
Maybe the people who will be able to trust the car will not be our generation, but the ones that come after us...the generation whose driving lessons consist of nothing more than talking to their cars... ;)

donny
  • 13th May 2021 07:05am
This is a great little question...I'm with saramerc, I don't think I could trust the car to do the driving; I really wish I could. Ever since the subject of driverless cars was touted, I've had...

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but about the few drinks bit, that will not happen. You are by law in charge of the vehicle and the nice Officer will politely ask you to blow in the bag.

Debbie
  • 12th May 2021 11:23pm

Nope...not for me . We live in a society where no-one wants to take their own blame. Who would take the blame in the case of a driverless car?

chocogirl
  • 12th May 2021 11:11pm

I don't think I would trust a driverless car. Technology can fail.

Debbie
  • 12th May 2021 10:41pm

There is no way I could put total faith in a Driverless car. Humans make mistakes and so can technology. Systems can be hacked and I wouldn’t trust this sort of technology to keep my family safe.

2020
  • 12th May 2021 08:28pm

NO I WOULD TRUST THE TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED TO KEEP ME SAFE AND ALIVE ,TO UNRELIABLE.

MariaG
  • 12th May 2021 07:02pm

When I first heard about the concept of driverless cars, I was reminded of the days when cars were first introduced to the world. The earliest cars needed a man with a flag walking in front, waving flag, to warn people to get out of the way. This concept is just as silly. I cannot see any logical reason for a driverless car. Just get in the things and drive. Talk about machines taking over the world.

kidwithsmurf
  • 12th May 2021 06:19pm

As cool as driverless cars are and sound, for these cars to work for me I'd need to have a manual override that kicked in if something was to fail. This is because we all know that we can not 100% rely on or trust technology. Thus, I'd still like to know that if anything was to go wrong with the car that it'd revert back to manual driving where I, the human, could take over.

Also, as you may have read, Tesla's self driving cars have been hacked in the past. Thus, another reason to worry about them. Therefore, the only way I could be convinced to use a driverless car is if I or whoever was in the driver's seat could easily turn it back to manual human driving in case of technology failures/hackings etc.

However, I do think one day we will get to driverless cars that actually work. But at the present time, I don't think we have the technology or capability to safely release driverless cars on a widespread scale. There is far too many tests and different scenarios that could and will go wrong, that we haven't even attempted to rectify just yet. So maybe in the future once more extensive safeguarding and testing has been undertaken I would be more inclined to use them.

maureen30656026
  • 12th May 2021 06:10pm

No definitive NO

no nick
  • 12th May 2021 04:31pm

considering news constantly appearing , no way.
i do not want to die for my car 's fault.
If i decide to die, i want to be the responsible one

no nick
  • 12th May 2021 04:28pm

considering news constantly appearing , no way.
i do not want to die for my car 's fault.
If i decide to die, i want to be the responsible one

ivory
  • 12th May 2021 04:21pm

Well if you were reading a book. you wouldn't know what hit you. That could be a good thing.I would be too nervous to leave it all to the computer!

Jodiddleo
  • 12th May 2021 04:20pm

No, at the moment I don’t think I would have faith in a driverless car, there’s a lot of cars with drivers I don’t have faith in also ! 😉

Shanata
  • 12th May 2021 04:14pm

Absolutely not - it can never predict incidents

nevilles
  • 12th May 2021 04:00pm

no way i like to be in control on the road to many different types of people on road these days

Shanata
  • 12th May 2021 04:15pm
no way i like to be in control on the road to many different types of people on road these days

Agree!

davidnicholas
  • 12th May 2021 02:55pm

With me still behind the wheel able to take over, and still with driver alertness monitoring turned on.

Bazz
  • 12th May 2021 01:59pm

This would allow many more people to become more independent and more self reliant as well as opening up people's comfort zones. It would benefit the elderly, those with disabilities, the injured and the temporarily sick when they need to get to a doctor but aren't fit to drive. The soaring rate of recent road accidents in the USA by vehicles fully under a driver's control can be averted with a fully automatic system. However, the main issue these days is that of final control. If I didn't build it, someone else with a controlled agenda did. Tesla driverless cars take off and crash at high speed just because someone high up wants someone else who upset them to die, suffer financial loss or sustain injuries. They have crashed whilst parking at low speeds. This is clearly not a malfunction... it was under controlWhen a government whose sole interest is in uplifting humanity and sustaining a large rapidly-growing population takes over the building of infrastructure, changing legislation, insurance, building &/or programming these cars, etc, etc then, with tight regulations in place, they should do it. That'll probably be decades away though.

Desiwesibear
  • 12th May 2021 01:38pm

100% no way , how could you possibly relax and read a book or sleep knowing that a computer , which quite frankly could fail at any time , do the driving for you . I love driving my car and that's how I'll keep it !

saramerc
  • 12th May 2021 02:36pm
100% no way , how could you possibly relax and read a book or sleep knowing that a computer , which quite frankly could fail at any time , do the driving for you . I love driving my car and that's...

I know right!?

Mondayitis
  • 12th May 2021 01:11pm

No trust yet. Could not comprehend relinquishing control of the car. NO. The thought of driverless public transport makes me feel very uncomfortable and vulnerable

Killarney
  • 12th May 2021 12:49pm

No way - too scary & the results of something going wrong are catastrophic!!!! Need to be in control!!

Angieg
  • 11th May 2021 11:31pm

Just cannot imagine what it would be like, having a car driving around for people - not having control makes me uneasy, even if the passenger could take over the control for whatever reason. So many questions? - what about malfunctions, accidents, break downs? Hoon drivers? Updating to newer technologies and costs involved/insurance issues?

Radda
  • 11th May 2021 10:45pm

No no no, 100 times no! I am an old classic person who likes to control technology and not vice-versa

meg
  • 11th May 2021 10:11pm

No Way, - Although a driverless car would quite probably be very safe & reliable there can be NO GUARANTEE that it is 'Fail safe' or foolproof. An electrical connection becoming high resistance could be enough to cause a system failure. There is the possibility that a failure may not cause the car to stop safely.

Desiwesibear
  • 12th May 2021 01:39pm
No Way, - Although a driverless car would quite probably be very safe & reliable there can be NO GUARANTEE that it is 'Fail safe' or foolproof. An electrical connection becoming high resistance...

no guarantee on safety or reliability

Elizabeth
  • 11th May 2021 05:15pm

I do not think so. This is a big machine and needs to be operated by a human. Machines break down and malfunctions then what happens
? We are putting the lives of our loved ones and other family's loved ones up to a machine????? No definitely NOT.

littleblackbird
  • 11th May 2021 04:28pm

No, no and no. lol....
I am such a control freak!
A car that drives itself is something I simply could not do! lol :)

Sassa
  • 11th May 2021 02:07pm

No way. I need to have control of my car and I don’t trust that a driverless car would be safe enough.

wilsob
  • 11th May 2021 10:47am

Absolutely not-After living in the country for most of my life I have seen many incidents that not even I was prepared for and was taken by suprise.
I just cant see a computer being prepared for some of these things and be able to handle them in a safe way.

littleblackbird
  • 11th May 2021 04:29pm
Absolutely not-After living in the country for most of my life I have seen many incidents that not even I was prepared for and was taken by suprise.
I just cant see a computer being prepared...

:) :) I agree!

mummy22au
  • 10th May 2021 07:24pm

Maybe after alot of testing

Parsimony
  • 10th May 2021 04:22pm

As I understand it a passenger can take back control of a driverless car. So based on that and seeing the vast volume of idiots who drive like there is no one else on the road I would be happy to use a driverless car tomorrow!

AdelaideM
  • 10th May 2021 03:02pm

I love the idea of it, but honestly, I think it's too early for me to be totally comfortable with them just yet!
Once some more of the kinks have been worked out of the cars it's something I'd consider though :)

Sunshine51
  • 9th May 2021 04:32pm

Not at this stage . Too early yet I think they need to get it 100 percent safe first

Dena31948125
  • 3rd May 2021 12:50am

I would love to have a driverless car. I also would like to see whether it would contribute in reducing car accidents or not.

Desiwesibear
  • 12th May 2021 01:43pm
I would love to have a driverless car. I also would like to see whether it would contribute in reducing car accidents or not.

yeah seeing is believing

saramerc
  • 3rd May 2021 08:59pm
I would love to have a driverless car. I also would like to see whether it would contribute in reducing car accidents or not.

It would be great to have a drink and tell your car "Ok Home", you just hope you have pushed the right buttons....

jtmorri
  • 29th Apr 2021 02:12pm

No faith at all in a car to drive me safely to a destination. I like control of situations and with the auto function failing on a Tesla and two people dying recently I wouldn't trust that I had set the car up properly. The technology hasn't had all the bugs and gremlins ironed out yet. I also wait until everyone else has tried and tested new technology so I will be a late adopter when the driverless cars are safer and prove themselves.

saramerc
  • 29th Apr 2021 04:19pm
No faith at all in a car to drive me safely to a destination. I like control of situations and with the auto function failing on a Tesla and two people dying recently I wouldn't trust that I had...

Yes , I do not know how you could relax.

sonnii
  • 24th Apr 2021 12:12pm

I would not have faith in it as of now, but in five years I believe my thoughts would change, as there is advancement in artificial intelligence and more testing has been done.

saramerc
  • 25th Apr 2021 10:22pm
I would not have faith in it as of now, but in five years I believe my thoughts would change, as there is advancement in artificial intelligence and more testing has been done.

Yes , agree.
This type of technology is no doubt wayahead of it's time and when it comes to cars I feel that today's automotive industry is so wrapped up on brand design they are losing sight of quality control. It is astounding the amount of electrical engineering faults in brand new cars these days.

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