Driverloss taxi test program in Singapore

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MelindaV

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Fully autonomous Mitsubishi I-MiEV taxis are being tested in Singapore. An engineer will be "behind the wheel" monitoring the car and it will be limited to a small area and a small number of people have been invited to try it, but expecting a full rollout by 2018.
The comments on the article, being it's not on a car - let alone EV car site, make it sound like many people have no idea how close a number of car companies are to offering autonomous cars to the general public.

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/25/driverless-taxi-service-trials-singapore/
 

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To continue the comment thread:

“I guess it's inevitable. 100+ years ago pre-car popularity horses were ridden more commonly. What percentage of people today have ridden a horse - the thrill of being in complete control of an animal - a mustang ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang')even. I bet people back then thought the same thing we are about cars, only for horses - "my children will never know how to breed, raise, train or ride a horse".”
I can imagine folks saying:
  • “What if you fall asleep while driving an automobile? How will it know to stop or stay on the road?"
  • “Sometimes I want to let my mind wander while driving a horse. I can't do that in an automobile.”