Driverless vehicle bill headed to full Senate

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    Feb. 26, 2019 8:52 a.m.


    Exactly. When it drops, we're gonna feel it, we were doing it wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • Leonidas Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    Wait until your new driverless vehicle tells you it won't function on a particular day due to heavy congestion on the freeways or too much CO2 in the atmosphere. Maybe you will be on a trip to Denver and your car will tell you that you can't drive that day. Do you really want big brother controlling and routing each of your trips?

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Feb. 26, 2019 2:18 a.m.

    I don't see the US going fully automated anytime soon - but there is so much human error that this will already be a massive life saver.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Feb. 25, 2019 3:42 p.m.

    Does anyone else (besides me) think this is a bad idea?

    When these systems malfunction — and they will — someone is going to get killed.

    Who is responsible then?

  • PressureDrop , UT
    Feb. 25, 2019 3:31 p.m.

    "I wonder how many people have to die before someone figures out that it is best to have a human driving the car?"

    In 2010, there were 5.5 million automobile accidents in the United States, killing 33,000 people and injuring 2.4 million people. That's in ONE year. Obviously, humans don't have a very good track record at being able to drive safely.

  • Mar4k Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 25, 2019 2:55 p.m.

    These cars have already outperformed human in other states. Boom. End of story.
    What more evidence do you need to hear?

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2019 1:18 p.m.

    I am curious when one of these crashes and inevitably kills someone, who will be liable? Will the state also be liable for allowing these death machines?

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2019 12:54 p.m.

    I wonder how many people have to die before someone figures out that it is best to have a human driving the car?

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Feb. 25, 2019 12:04 p.m.

    Good to see this happening. NHTSA should have the first national proposals this year or maybe early next year. People are, pretty much universally terrible at driving cars. Like... genuinely terrible at it. Technology is not ready for full autonomy but even basic autonomy should make a noticeable difference in automotive deaths.