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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:42 AM

Self-Driving Cars Will Be in 30 U.S. Cities by the End of Next Year

Finally, we can put up our feet and let computers take the wheel.

Automated vehicle pilot projects will roll out in the U.K. and in six to 10 U.S. cities this year, with the first unveiling projected to be in Tampa Bay, Florida as soon as late spring. The following year, trial programs will launch in 12 to 20 more U.S. locations, which means driverless cars will be on roads in up to 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2016. The trials will be run by Comet LLC, a consulting firm focused on automated vehicle commercialization.

“We’re looking at college campuses, theme parks, airports, downtown areas—places like that,” Corey Clothier, a strategist for automated transportation systems who runs the firm told, The Observer.

He explained that they’re focusing on semi-controlled areas and that the driverless vehicles will serve a number of different purposes—both public and private. The vehicles themselves—which are all developed by Veeo Systems—will even vary from two-seaters to full-size buses that can transport 70 people. At some locations, the vehicles will drive on their own paths, occasionally crossing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, while at others, the vehicles will be completely integrated with existing cars.

Read the rest at: http://observer.com/2015/03/self-driving-cars-will-be-in-30-u-s-cities-by-the-end-of-next-year/

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PoliticAverse Mar 2015 OP
bomboms Mar 2015 #1
Sparhawk60 Mar 2015 #2
Hoppy Mar 2015 #3
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #6
Hoppy Mar 2015 #7
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #4
catnhatnh Mar 2015 #5

Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:52 AM

1. Self-Driving Cars Will Be in 30 U.S. Cities by the End of Next Year

Great information I will tweet to my friends to get them to check it out. keep it up. Thanks for sharing!

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:49 AM

2. Love It!

 

I am really looking forward to this, no more waiting at the green light for that yahoo to putdown her cell phone and drive, no more jerk driving on the shoulder of the road becosue he is to important to merger in to traffic like us commoners. No more staying alert (and awake) on long drives while my family sleeps, becosue I would be naping right along with them.

Sign me up!

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:59 AM

3. But the dumb-ass Brits drive on the wrong side of the road. Will an American computer figure it out?

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:37 PM

6. Dumb-ass Brits?

 

What an American statement.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:42 PM

7. Oh dear. Is a "flag" in the offing?

 

Yes, Sylvia. It is scar ask.

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 11:01 AM

4. Looking forward to the Youtube vids

That breaking in period should be fun to watch...

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:35 PM

5. This is a great thing for Miami...

...by focusing on this now they will be years ahead when setting up the driverless boats they will soon need downtown.

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