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    How soon do you think driverless cars will be viable?

    I used to watch "The Jestons" cartoon, so yeah, I always wanted a flying car. Some people thought we would have them by now.

    We may well see lots of automated cars before long though, but I'm not in a hurry to get one. How long do you think it will be before they are truly viable and become the norm?

    I plan to do the driving myself for as long as possible. What about you?

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    I think 10 to 15 years minimum. It may take a lot longer though there are some stuff online that says we are about to experience such cars. But for me, I still prefer to drive a car rather than let technology run it. It's not that I do not trust the tech but I just feel safer with me behind the wheel.

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    China will be testing them during the Olympic, or so that is the plan last I read.
    I would say they will be available for purchasing by the general public by 2025.

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    How soon do you think driverless cars will be viable?

    Well, they've been testing that one google car in Silicon Valley for years. They even had random job postings about being in the passenger's seat and checking stats. (Need a degree apparently, I applied for the job just because, even though I'm degreeless. Weird how the staffing agency required you to post a video about yourself). Not the prettiest car but it's been doing okay. I would say it would hit first commercially.

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    I saw one driving around when I visited Pittsburgh last year, but it still had a driver in it, just in case something happened. Even so, I doubt they will be massively available for at least 10-15 like Buck said. On top of that,I'm pretty Damn sure they'll be really expensive at first.

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    I will be one of the last to get one, if ever. Let's see how well they work out all the bugs and how "hack proof" they are first.

    It is an amazing concept. I have to admit that. I just don't really trust it. Maybe someday.

    I agree that they will likely be cost-prohibitive for the average person at first, but then again, no new cars are exactly cheap.

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    Honestly, 20-30 years. You guys need to stop with these theories and talk about it once they have automatized trains, which they haven't completely done yet. Automatizing cars is going to be really hard, as nobody knows if you will still have a private car, or if all cars will be owned by the state and that they will work like cabs, where you press a button in an app and it comes to your front door.

    In regards to automatization, airplanse are automatized. However, I do not believe that cars will be automatized soon as they require a lot more security considering not only cars are in the traffic on the ground. However, if the robot did one slight mistake in the air, it wouldn't make too much of a difference, whereas if it was on the ground, an innocent kid could die.

    However, I do think that automatization is a lot safer, a robot can't do something incorrectly as it's programmed to do something correctly. However, humans are doomed to make mistakes, thus, making them the perfect subject to accidents. Automatization will definitely decrease traffic accidents, and I believe it will decrease it by at least 95%, but probably a lot more!

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    Ive seen the Google car on TV and I think it would take another 20 to 30 years before driverless cars and other vehicles will be seen in the streets. I've heard that there plans to fully automate trains first, light rail and monorail types, I think it's more feasible since they have a dedicated track, it would be easier to automate and it could be implemented several years from now. But with cars or four wheel vehicles, I think it would be very difficult to fully automate it, unless they run on a dedicated hi-way.

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