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Google’s self-driving car —
now featuring ‘Don’t Mess
With Texas’ sticker — hits
the streets in Austin

Dallas Morning News, by Tom Benning

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/19/2013 2:17:56 PM

Google’s self-driving car – now emblazoned with a “Don’t Mess With Texas” bumper sticker – is hitting the streets Tuesday in Austin. As we mentioned Monday, the Google vehicle has generated a ton of buzz at the two-day Texas Transportation Forum in Austin. That excitement reached a crescendo Tuesday, as Google product manager Anthony Levandowski overviewed the self-driving program during a panel discussion. And a few lucky VIPs – including some Texas Department of Transportation officials – even got to experience the self-driving machine first-hand during a series of 10-minute test drives.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/19/2013 2:26:44 PM     (No. 9185210)

Another loss of control as far as I am concerned.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/19/2013 3:00:48 PM     (No. 9185269)

Normally I would say good. If the engineers can make them work we will all be better off.

My caution wouuld be about whether the guidence can be secure against sabotage. There have to be sensing devices on the vehicles and sensors can be jammed or misled..

e.g. idiots with TV remotes may delight in causing car wrecks.

Not a real good example, nothing as simple as that would work, but something might be found that does work.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/19/2013 3:04:03 PM     (No. 9185274)

Sticker on the other side:

I ? Total Surveillance

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/19/2013 3:04:55 PM     (No. 9185277)

Above "?" was supposed to be a heart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4poster, 2/19/2013 4:11:33 PM     (No. 9185381)

I´ll wait to see if the company survives the first law suits.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/19/2013 6:19:39 PM     (No. 9185590)

This car cannot be more brainless than some of the drivers I encounter on roads around DFW every day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 2/19/2013 10:43:39 PM     (No. 9185911)

"Keep Austin Weird" sticker would have been more appropriate.

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