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Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021

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Re: Is there no icon on El Reg...

Well said - who cannot see the problems with this idea immediately?

The idea of self driving cars being on the same roads as the boyracers who drive like idiots round the area where I live is just ludicrous.

"Where we're going, there are no steering wheels" - my guess is hovering somewhere between the scrapheap and the courtroom. What's your corporate plan for the first time a kid runs out in front of one of these and gets killed? More technologically, how does the current state of the art in software development remotely match the horrendously complex task of driving safely through an urban environment? Autopilots in planes are working in a vastly simpler place.

This is good marketing hype for the general public, it can't seriously hope to work in a busy city.

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