Sunday, June 22, 2014
Driverless Cars Tested
An emergency stop button is on board and, if conditions confuse the system, the car will simply come to a halt.
Not always the best reaction.
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Commuters could be driven to work in vehicles with office equipment or face-to-face seating for meetings. Designated drivers would be redundant and party cars could ferry groups to football matches stocked with beer, snacks and big-screen televisions. Driverless cars could take your kids to soccer practice, take blind or disabled people anywhere, pick up groceries or fetch the dog from its groomer.
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New York hosted the world’s first driverless car demo — in 1925, when a radio-controlled car drove up Broadway and down Fifth Avenue in heavy traffic.
How Google might put taxi drivers out of business
By Diane Francis
June 21, 2014 | 3:19pm