Noone will ever ban human drivers, that's politically untenable and counter productive to the sdc being successful.What will happen in the long term is the free market will price most human drivers out. Insurance companies will increase premiums on human drivers or cars without sdc tech because those cars are a lot more expensive to insure. It's already happening, 2015 model year cars with driver assist tech get lower rates than models without it because the insurance companies have fewer claims against models that have the tech in the 2014 year.Aaron Silverman said:IMO Kevin is absolutely correct that nanny-staters will hop on the "ban human drivers" bandwagon without hesitation. Hopefully its wheels will come off as soon as possible. What would you have said ten years ago if I told you that the government would ban incandescent light bulbs?
I've thought for a while that Apple and Tesla are a good fit; Apple buying Tesla, on the surface, seems like a good idea. Tesla makes $100k gadgets, with an emphasis on design and user experience. They're bringing them down market, increasingly affordable. They engage in direct sales to the consumer. They have novel salesrooms, with a high touch experience.Sam Posten said:
Sorry for replying to an older post, but just looked at the link.Sam Posten said:DoT bullish on good progress:
Actually, I found this interesting -Sam Posten said:
Ummmm, you do know the government runs the FCC right? The government runs the roads, they need to be part of the conversation.KevinGress said:Sorry for replying to an older post, but just looked at the link.
"We can’t have a full and productive conversation about connected vehicles if government isn’t at the table. " Bull! Might make things easier (especially when manufacturers are 'forced' into the same standard) but it certainly can, and should, happen without government. You don't see government getting into the iPhone vs Android debate; HD-DVD vs. Blu Ray; VHS vs. Beta, etc.