Comment 1Z6 Re: What about emergency steering?


Google's Self Driving Electric Car Prototype


What about emergency steering? (Score: 2, Funny)

by on 2014-05-30 12:25 (#1YY)

An emergency stop button is something, but one would think there'd be some steering in case the thing's about to drive you into incoming traffic or some other dangerous situation. I'd rather take public transport than risk my life in this, to be honest.

Re: What about emergency steering? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-05-30 13:03 (#1Z6)

I assume these cars will have several safety mechanisms in place to make sure something like that happens only once in a while...

These kind of cars can be used by people who lack a driver's license, or are intoxicated. Since it is not possible to take control of the car, there is no reason to put any requirements on any of the passengers. Perhaps self driving cars with manual controls will have a locked mode, or something, to also allow this.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-06-01 21:21 Normal 0
2014-06-02 17:24 Insightful +1

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