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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
So just how smart and learned have Google, Tesla, Uber, Ford, et al. become? Perhaps smart enough to recognize that they are a long way off from being able to move beyond testing their proprietary prototypes in a few limited carefully selected geo-fenced zones. The more recent gossip from the PR flaks indicates that the introduction date for production and sale of driverless cars keeps getting pushed out into the future for fielding real driverless cars (ya know, SAE Level 5 autonomous cars, not cars with advanced cruise control.)

It seems only in Internet gossip threads like this and Elon Musk Twitter-dom is there anyone seriously suggesting that real driverless cars will be available for use by the public in the next 4 or 5 years. And that speculation is fueled more by wishful thinking, references to data collection metrics, and redefining driverless cars as something that still requires constant monitoring by a human driver, than real honest-to-goodness facts

Good take on the subject is at: The rhetoric about driverless cars is being toned down
And from the reader responses...
"Krafcik went on to say that the auto industry might never produce a car capable of driving at any time of year, in any weather, under any conditions." Well, duh... human beings can't even achieve *that* goal.

Silly human drivers... they just *think* they can drive in any and all conditions...
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