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When will cars chauffeur us?

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by lux_cars, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. lux_cars

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    To me, this would be the holy-grail of autonomous driving: being chauffeured in the back seat so that I can use the countless hours spent commuting/traveling long-distances by pulling out a tray table and getting work done on my laptop or taking a nap while being whisked to my destination.

    Would love to hear everyone's predictions on when we might be able to do that from both a product availability standpoint (can buy cars that allow FSD while sitting in rear or have similar tray tables/reclining seats in front) and a legal standpoint.
     
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    You might want to purchase this album to make the wait more pleasant...

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    Tweet that question at Elon and take whatever he responds with and multiply it by some factor between 10 and infinity.
     
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  4. lux_cars

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    I wonder if we'll need to wait for full L5 autonomy to be allowed this as that likely won't occur until later in 2020's or if regulators/automakers will allow this with L4 vehicles which shouldn't be more than a few years away now.
     
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    Put me down for 10 years minimum, 20 years probably more likely, and no guarantee any of us will see it in our lifetimes.

    The problem went from looking ridiculous to merely impossible, and everyone (especially investors and the press) got really excited. But barring some harrowing series of secret advances by someone (Google?) I suggest restraining your expectations to "mass transit mode" solutions, where certain cars can get to higher levels of autonomy on certain (carefully curated) roads, with standards bodies and collaboration between govt and industry required.

    That, we could have with today's technology. Or in other words, as soon as govt and industry decide to act.
     
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    Any day now. :confused:
     
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    It's been ready for years, they're just waiting for fusion power to provide the electricity. I believe the current estimate is less than 20 years (or was that the 1965 estimate?)
     

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