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[8 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

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From the Google blog:
‘Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.’
Despite the other laudable aims here, I can’t help but think, ‘free up people’s time for what?’.
‘So we have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves. Our automated cars, manned by trained operators, just drove from our Mountain View campus to our Santa Monica office and on to Hollywood Boulevard.’
How can an automated car also be manned? An automated car doesn’t need a man surely. …