How Close Are We to Self-Driving Cars Being Available?
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To me, one of the most exciting piece of technology that we could see in the near future is the driverless car Are Driverless Cars the Future? They Need to Overcome Some Problems First Are Driverless Cars the Future? They Need to Overcome Some Problems First Read More . I’ve never been a fan of driving — I just find it to be tedious and stressful. The idea of jumping into the vehicle, entering my destination, and relaxing The Most Relaxing Songs of All Time, According to Science The Most Relaxing Songs of All Time, According to Science "The Most Relaxing Tune Ever" is actually a thing, and scientists have determined a Top 10 list of relaxing songs. It's about time we revisited some of those more tranquilizing numbers. Read More is incredibly appealing. I could be writing this article while on my way to get some food Use Your iPhone to Find Nearby Food, Transport & Services Use Your iPhone to Find Nearby Food, Transport & Services In iOS 9, Apple made some big improvements to its Maps app — but how do these stack up against the big names in the map and discovery scene? Read More . That’s multitasking Single- vs. Multitasking: What's Best for Productivity? Single- vs. Multitasking: What's Best for Productivity? Multitasking is a common method to increase productivity. Turns out it's not necessarily the silver bullet for productivity. The key is to know when to multitask. Read More without actually doing more than one thing!

But how far off are self-driving cars? What hurdles are between us and this amazing future of having robots These Robots Will Help You Clean and Wash Your House These Robots Will Help You Clean and Wash Your House Today’s consumers aren’t limited to robots that can vacuum. The market now includes droids that mop floors, clean windows, and even fold your laundry. Read More drive us around? Check out the infographic below for a detailed look.

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  1. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Do Not Hold Your Breath.

  2. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Guys there's always gonna be danger. I don't want a machine to operate my computer for me or feed me or drive my car for me. I want to do it myself! Driver-less cars will reduce the fun in driving, and reduce the control, and lack that "humanness". What if it has to make a split second decision that only a human will make. It won't be able to do it. Humans have mercy and feeling for living things (most of them), and even if an AI is programmed to do the same thing, it can't feel it.

    • Anonymous
      June 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      "Driver-less cars will reduce the fun in driving"
      Driving, like sex, is not supposed to be 'fun'. The function of driving is to get from point A to point B, just as the function of sex is procreation. :P

      • Anonymous
        June 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        K lets go make a machine to have sex for you then

  3. WALLY
    June 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    There will be a "point a to point b" car available by the end of the year.

  4. Mike
    June 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    As mentioned in the graphics,how would a driverless car react to a cop directing it to disobey traffic signals? Or how would it deal with snowy roads with lane markings obscured? I am not holding my breath waiting for driverless cars.

  5. Steve McWilliam
    June 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The sooner the move to Driverless Cars happens the better ????

    It is about time the arrogance, idiocy and testosterone elements were taken out of driving altogether not to mention drunk and drug driving.

    Bring it on - and QUICKLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      June 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      I take it you're a non-driver.

      • Steve McWilliam
        June 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        Incorrect !!! I have driven cars since 1969 and a motorcyle since 1967. I drive approx. 18,000 miles per annum in a Toyota Corolla. Fastest car I have driven is a Camaro 7 litre. Regardless of any 'pleasure' driving may bring the attitude of far too many people on the road is that they will do what they want and when they want regardless of laws or safety issues. This idiocy has to be removed.

        You want to drive at stupid speeds and without regard for other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists or cyclists then go and drive on a proper race track (where by the way you will find there are still rules and regulations to follow and if you don't do so you will be thrown off the track).

        I repeat - the sooner the human element is taken out of day to day driving the better !!!!!!!!!!!

        • Anonymous
          June 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

          My, my, my! Such vehemence and hostility! Seems to me that you think other drivers just get in your way.

          Do you practice what you preach? Have you given up your car in favor of public transportation or do you believe in 'Do as I say, not as I do'?

          "the attitude of far too many people on the road is that they will do what they want and when they want regardless of laws or safety issues. "
          I agree with you that many drivers are self-centered, self-absorbed and believe that everyone should get out of THEIR way. But there are also many drivers that do not fit your description and do follow rules.

          "I repeat – the sooner the human element is taken out of day to day driving the better !!!!!!!!!!!"
          I repeat - give up your car and your license. Lead by example.

  6. rob
    June 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

    First off, why do we private cars at all? Why do I have a car? Good question.

    The answer is far too long for this forum.

    I'm using my car less and less so given the high capital cost and fast depreciation in value it's probably now costing me £2 a mile. If I do more mileage the average cost per mile reduces, the marginal cost of extra miles is mostly for petrol making it a rational choice to drive even when there are good alternatives. I have two tasks today, one in the city centre, one in another suburb. I have free bus travel but I'll drive to both, I'll have to pay to park and there'll be the cost of petrol (not much) but using public transport will take two hours, driving just one hour and in greater comfort and security.

    Mass transit (metro, local rail, tram, bus) is a better answer in cities but it needs to be faster and more reliable.

    For longer distances air, rail, coach, and ships fulfill the task better than privat cars. If we got all those working in a well integrated manner the need for private cars would reduce.

    Self driving cars are a distraction, what's really needed is to take an overview of the whole situation, what are the reasons for the journeys, what are the needs they serve, what are the problems. Understand the problem then design a system to address the need rather than keep adding further sticking plasters to the problems mass car ownership/use have caused.

    • Anonymous
      June 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Spoken like a large city dweller. Try living 20-30 miles from the nearest town. Then tell us that cars are unnecessary.

      "Mass transit (metro, local rail, tram, bus) is a better answer in cities but it needs to be faster and more reliable. "
      Also more ubiquitous. New York City has a well developed transit system and yet there are quite a few areas where people need to drive or walk considerable distance to get to the nearest public transportation.

      "For longer distances air, rail, coach, and ships fulfill the task better than privat cars."
      Only if you travel between metropolitan areas. If you try to travel from one village in the middle of nowhere to another village in the middle of nowhere, public transportation will not work. You will still need a car to get to the public transportation.