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“Europe’s Driverless Car (Driver Still Required)”
“‘I think that in 10 to 15 years, it could be another world,’ Huber says. He’s not willing to predict exactly what driving will look like then, but he’s certain humans will be doing a lot less of it.”
“‘Driverless’ technology will initially require a driver. And it will creep into everyday use much as airbags did: first as an expensive option in luxury cars, but eventually as a safety feature required by governments. ‘The evolutionary approach is from comfort systems to safety systems to automatic driving,’ says Jürgen Leohold, executive director for research at Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg, Germany.”
Who could have ever thought that the future of driving would mean that the component that the automakers would re-engineer would be… the driver?! On TV, I saw a BMW that could remember your favorite route and speed, and then drive it for you, ahh the convenience! I don’t know how it handles stop lights, I suppose its meant for the Autobon.
BTW, do cruise controls give you control of the accelerator once you tap the brake pedal? Yes, if they are functioning correctly. But what if it is malfunctioning? You’d better set the switch on the cruise control OFF when you don’t want to use it, as it says in the instructions.