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Old 01-10-2018, 10:46 AM
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Default Driverless taxi - none too soon

I asked about this concept coming to the Villages two years ago. For better or worse, it’s finally here. Well, the testing will start this year in TV.

While I can still drive, many can’t or should not so I am hopeful this concept will be beneficial to those in need in TV. I would love to see the computer code for handling roundabouts.

https://voyage.auto/
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:51 AM
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That is way cool
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:55 AM
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Judging from my observations driving around TV. many cars have behaved and appeared driverless for quite some time!
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:00 AM
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I don't think they know what they are getting into, driving on these streets with drivers we have here.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:38 AM
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I don't think they know what they are getting into, driving on these streets with drivers we have here.
It, quite frankly, scares the hell out of me! I do think it is needed; there is a Vision Club in TV where people are having to ask for rides to doctor's appointments, eye appointments etc., or to just get to the stores for food. But, DRIVERLESS - scary proposition, plus is driverless better than hiring a taxi with a DRIVER to do the same thing?

I am a huge fan of technology, but I am not sure about driverless cars.
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Coolness factor definitely 100 but other than taking a job from a real taxi driver why bother? There really is no advantage. Not pollution advantage, no employment advantage. What would the "positives" be? It's not like this is a major metropolitan area with a cab or driver shortage.




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Old 01-10-2018, 12:17 PM
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Coolness factor definitely 100 but other than taking a job from a real taxi driver why bother? There really is no advantage. Not pollution advantage, no employment advantage. What would the "positives" be? It's not like this is a major metropolitan area with a cab or driver shortage.
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Totally agree - however, the technology would be superb if used on the battlefield to defeat terrorists. Or even used in a major city in a hostage situation. The technology itself is incredible, but totally wasted as a taxi - just my opinion! I was around the industry when GPS was first conceived for use in the Defense Industry and that technology was found to have commercial uses, so maybe driverless is on the books for other uses.
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I asked about this concept coming to the Villages two years ago. For better or worse, it’s finally here. Well, the testing will start this year in TV.

While I can still drive, many can’t or should not so I am hopeful this concept will be beneficial to those in need in TV. I would love to see the computer code for handling roundabouts.

https://voyage.auto/
Become an Uber Diver, follow this Taxi then when it hits someone in the roundabout (not the taxi’s fault because a majority’s of Villagers don’t know the rules) pick up the fare and complete the ride. I assume the driverless can automically cal the police????
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Coolness factor is enough for me. I want to be able to tell my friends I live in a retirement community that has driverless taxis. No matter how much you try to describe The Villages people still have a preconceived notion of rocking chairs and chair exercises.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:52 PM
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As most driverless cars are in the testing stage, a driver is required to be present to override the system as will be the case in TV. So, to have a taxi service as the test vehicle is a way to reduce development costs. They can recover some of the operating cost by charging for rides.
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