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RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin
Google has been using driverless cars to do Street View maps since at least 2012:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_self-driving_car

If you look on that page, in 2012 a self driving car located a passenger and drove him to a destination across the hilly and hectic roads of SF.

That doesn't sound like 50 years away. It sounds like it will hit the stores as soon as product management works out the production scheme, provided regulations, market timing and so forth are in order. It only takes one city, and they will become very safe very fast. Even if self driving cars have to operate in some third world shit hole to get the experience they'll do it. Once they are safe expect normal driving to be phased out completely due to much lower costs: 20-30 years.

Driving is a repetitive and simple task, perfect for automation. It is true that AI has not had the kind of break through many have expected... But you don't need human level AI. You just need to be able to drive. Even dogs can do it: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk

It is only a surprise that it has taken this long to get automated cars.

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Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 05-19-2016, 10:59 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 12:05 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 12:22 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Fast Eddie - 05-20-2016, 05:28 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - DJ-Matt - 05-20-2016, 10:17 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 10:31 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - heavy - 05-20-2016, 10:39 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Blaster - 05-28-2016, 09:29 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Samseau - 05-20-2016, 12:04 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - samsamsam - 05-20-2016, 12:19 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 12:29 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - puckerman - 05-20-2016, 12:48 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - AboveAverageJoe - 05-20-2016, 01:16 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - puckerman - 05-20-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - NilNisiOptimum - 05-20-2016, 01:12 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - El Chinito loco - 05-21-2016, 01:27 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - El Chinito loco - 05-20-2016, 06:06 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft Shrug - Phoenix - 05-21-2016, 03:34 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Vaun - 05-22-2016, 08:23 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Samseau - 05-22-2016, 08:45 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - rpg - 05-21-2016, 06:30 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - samsamsam - 05-21-2016, 06:38 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Samseau - 05-22-2016, 07:41 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - storm - 06-11-2016 12:08 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - Foolsgo1d - 03-15-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 03-14-2017, 11:22 PM
RE: Uber and Lyft leave Austin - puckerman - 07-15-2019, 07:16 AM

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