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No steering wheel, no pedals. Do you want one?
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Friday, January 12, 2018 - 1:28 pm
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GM drops the steering wheel and gives robot driver full control

General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt will likely be the first production-ready car on the roads without the tools to let a human assume control.

https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2018/01/12/gm-drops-the-steering-wheel-and-gives-robot-driver-full-control.html

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Personally, I ****LOVE***** driving. I would never want a car that I could not drive myself. I get so much joy out of driving. My car is an extension of my Self. The day I can no longer drive, for whatever reason (health, finances, technology) will be a very sad day indeed for me.

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Don’t want. But I think disabled people will buy them.

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I’d probably be uncomfortable in it. I don’t even like to use cruise control.

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I love it! I think it could be better than people realize. I dont see any negatives. 

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I don’t trust this technology yet.  One day when it is more tested and perfected, I think it will be a great thing, especially for the elderly and disabled.

I’d like to see it have an option where you can drive the car if you want to or need to (if there are technical difficulties).

I can’t imagine being on an interstate doing the speed limit in a car like that among cars/trucks that are driven manually and probably speeding, weaving and tailgating.

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On one hand I like it…… but only usable in Big Cities. Fewer roads to modify for installing special tracking systems.

On the other hand….. it *could* be better served to monitor the road and prevent your vehicle from getting out of your lane. Kinda like the perverbial “back seat driver”; always ready to tell (show) you how to drive.

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