Automakers Race to Be First With Driverless Cars

July 17, 2014
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn
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  • July 17, 2014 at 9:28 am
    ExciteBiker says:
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    When setting up Bluetooth is often as complicated as brain surgery in some of these cars, I am pretty suspect of the whole ‘driverless car’ thing. Not to mention these companies had better start their own map companies or get ready to open up their wallets in a very serious way to Google.

    • July 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm
      Agent says:
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      So if a carmakers system fails and it runs over someone, do the claimants sue the automaker for a products claim? I really think this may be a good thing for, Libby, Booger and Ron. They can sit in the back and blog on IJ while riding in the car.

      • July 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm
        Libby says:
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        Look who’s talking. You blog as much, if not more, than all of us put together! LOL!!!

        • July 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm
          Agent says:
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          I knew I would hear from you Libby. Did you get tired insulting Sargeant on the other blog?

          • July 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm
            Libby says:
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            I never get tired of that, Agent!

      • July 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm
        txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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        Agent, you are commenting on this when you ride horseback? or is it bareback?

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm
      Fart Argunkle says:
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      If someone told you in 1995 that within 15 years most people would not only have mobile phones, but would use them to surf the web, you would have made some lame crack about how they’d need to tow around a wagon to hold all the equipment, or how slow it would take to access anything.

      I can bet you’re one of those folks who think the personal lines folks will eventually come back to IA’s. You know, “Down with McKinnsey!!!” and all that nonsense.

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    Me says:
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    What would the lawyers do if these really cut out car accidents?
    Anyway, it seemed like I was stuck behind a driverless car this morning.

    • July 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm
      KY jw says:
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      Wouldn’t that be awesome? (the lawyers part, not the following a driverless car part)

    • July 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm
      Agent says:
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      Some automakers are advertising their car will stop automatically if you get too close to an object. I am not sure I am comfortable with that. Forgive me, but let someone else be the guinea pig and hope the car stops in time from 40-50 MPH.

  • July 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    Mahtab Honarmandee says:
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    Hi i am Mahtab honarmandee and i would like to say that this really opened my mind and now i am inspired to make my own automated automobile company called Mahtab’s Motors Copyright 2014 LLC. I hope you all support me in this decision and you will be hear about Mahtab’s motors in a couple of years. See you on the other side. ;-)

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    nomesaneman says:
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    That is very laughing.

    • July 22, 2014 at 8:46 am
      txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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      That was awesome. I was just going to ask Mahtab Honarmandee if they sell “authentic” NFL jerseys and bootleg Bollywood flicks.

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    westie says:
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    Lawyers always land on their feet, even in this. After enough manufacturers are sued for product defect/wrongful death, those smart lawyers will be needed to rewrite our entire tort liability system. Every change has a ripple effect and this one will be a gigantic tsunami. Does anyone hear national NO FAULT being chanted yet?



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