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YoshidaYui

(41,829 posts)
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 01:33 PM Jul 2023

QUESTION, WOULD you ride in a driverless car??

Last edited Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)

these are all over SAN FRANCISO Now....




57 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
yes I WOULD
6 (11%)
no I WOULD NOT
47 (82%)
i don't know - i would need more research
4 (7%)
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QUESTION, WOULD you ride in a driverless car?? (Original Post) YoshidaYui Jul 2023 OP
Hard pass, I can just taste the fear of sitting in the back of that thing JuJuChen Jul 2023 #1
I Have heard the firetrucks and ambulances hate these things YoshidaYui Jul 2023 #2
I proudly display this bumper sticker musette_sf Jul 2023 #3
It depends. A shuttle type car on a prescribed route like Disney? lostnfound Jul 2023 #4
Yes, but not frequently Silent3 Jul 2023 #5
Not if I could help it. Iggo Jul 2023 #6
Absolutely not. MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2023 #7
Not enough corps wanting to guarantee upfront driver level safety uponit7771 Jul 2023 #8
have you seen my kid drive? same thing dembotoz Jul 2023 #9
But it can drive down Geary into the setting sun Sympthsical Jul 2023 #10
I don't even like to ride in a car with a driver. Midnight Writer Jul 2023 #11
woud you climb into a yellow cab in New York stopdiggin Jul 2023 #12
But, no. marble falls Jul 2023 #13
Not Yet ProfessorGAC Jul 2023 #14
Not yet... Wounded Bear Jul 2023 #15
yes I would and likely will when self driving vehicles accumulate... mike_c Jul 2023 #16
You're comparing apples and frying bacon grease. Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2023 #20
When I see them in the city I drive far away from them ! kimbutgar Jul 2023 #17
right?? YoshidaYui Jul 2023 #18
For some things, I don't want to be first. SYFROYH Jul 2023 #19
Nope. n/t area51 Jul 2023 #21
Waymo Self Driving Taxi Goes Rogue: Blocks Traffic, Evades Capture JJRicks Rides With Waymo #54 YoshidaYui Jul 2023 #22
Maybe. KentuckyWoman Jul 2023 #23
Yes but probably only in low speed environments Arazi Jul 2023 #24
Nope DiverDave Jul 2023 #25
NO way. nt Raine Jul 2023 #26
Not if I could help it. IzzaNuDay Jul 2023 #27

YoshidaYui

(41,829 posts)
2. I Have heard the firetrucks and ambulances hate these things
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 01:38 PM
Jul 2023

instead of pulling over they stop dead in the middle of the street ,.. wtf?

musette_sf

(10,199 posts)
3. I proudly display this bumper sticker
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 01:41 PM
Jul 2023


Join us:
http://humandriving.org/

On edit: I see the self-drivers every now and then on 280; I give them a wide berth and pass ASAP.

Silent3

(15,174 posts)
5. Yes, but not frequently
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 01:58 PM
Jul 2023

For all of the problems we know these systems have, and even knowing that some dangerous failures have been suppressed or falsely attributed to human driver failure, the safety level must already be fairly reasonable or a whole lot more horror stories would be coming to light.

I'd guess that the safety level of these systems isn't better than humans yet (which should be the goal), but that it's not far worse.

Sympthsical

(9,054 posts)
10. But it can drive down Geary into the setting sun
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 02:21 PM
Jul 2023

Which is something I loathe doing. (Although that looks like Clement St. in the beginning)

Midnight Writer

(21,733 posts)
11. I don't even like to ride in a car with a driver.
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 02:59 PM
Jul 2023

If this technology takes hold and is perfected, with a long record of reliability and safety, substantiated by voluminous real-world data, then I would ride in a driverless car.

I am sure this day will come, but in the meantime, I'll get along without it.

stopdiggin

(11,282 posts)
12. woud you climb into a yellow cab in New York
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:01 PM
Jul 2023

or Philly? (or the 65 yr old Uber driver - with zero experience and an iPhone taped to the dashboard?)

ProfessorGAC

(64,951 posts)
14. Not Yet
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:10 PM
Jul 2023

I need to see a long record of success with a high fraction of all the vehicles being driverless.

Wounded Bear

(58,618 posts)
15. Not yet...
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:11 PM
Jul 2023

But then I never upgrade my software on versions just out of beta, either.

In a few years? Probably, but I need to see a few million more miles of safe usage.

mike_c

(36,279 posts)
16. yes I would and likely will when self driving vehicles accumulate...
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:12 PM
Jul 2023

...sufficient hours of safe operation in actual, working deployment. They might already have, for all I know. It's like flying. Would you strap yourself into a thin cylinder that cruises at 30,000 feet with no visible means of holding it up? Millions do, because on balance flight has proven safe. Not 100% safe, but safe enough to make the odds favorable.

I think self driving cars will achieve similar favorable odds in time, and when I think they're safe enough I'm sure I'll enjoy riding in them.

kimbutgar

(21,103 posts)
17. When I see them in the city I drive far away from them !
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 03:15 PM
Jul 2023

I saw a video where people have been putting orange cones on the hoods and it disables them.

Arazi

(6,829 posts)
24. Yes but probably only in low speed environments
Sun Jul 16, 2023, 11:40 PM
Jul 2023

That way I’ll more likely survive in a crash.

No way would I get in one on a highway going 70 mph

IzzaNuDay

(362 posts)
27. Not if I could help it.
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 01:50 AM
Jul 2023

NTSB and the automotive safety associations will have to bend over backwards to prove this is 99.999999999% safe for me to trust it

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