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Hands-free Cars Take Wheel... and the law isn't stopping them

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by mspohr, May 3, 2015.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Interesting article in the NY Times today about hands-free cars and the uncertain legal environment.

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    The article has a great retro video clip from GM (1956) showing the hands-free car of the future (including control towers).

    The legal situation is that the NHTSA says they can't regulate the cars and the states are a patchwork (mostly no regulation)... so... the car companies say it isn't prohibited so it's allowed.

    Also a demo of Volvo lane following but it's limited to below 30 mph.

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