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Automated Cars: Can Private Industry Solve the Public's Problems Better than Government?

Fef 2012/09/19 18:02:40
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Google, BMW, Audi, and other private industries race to deliver the driverless car. The profit incentive encourages private solutions, which enable freedom and liberty. Government's solution denies our liberties. Private industry will solve the public's traffic problem with automated cars in congested metro/urban neighborhoods. Government wants to solve the problem by taking away our cars and spending billions on public transit and high speed. Once the politicians get a hold of the public project, special interest groups change the government solution into a slush fund to buy votes.

CNN.COM reports:
The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM's Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars at a large scale by 2015, and the automaker also predicts it will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of the decade. Audi and BMW have also shown self-driving car concepts, with the former working with Stanford to pilot a modified TT up Pikes Peak. Meanwhile, Google is ripping along at its own rapid pace with a fleet of fully autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids that have logged over 300,000 miles. And the company has pushed through legislation that legalizes self-driving cars in Nevada. California is close behind, and Google has also been busy lobbying joyriding lawmakers in Washington, D.C.


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  • thefatguy 2012/09/26 22:26:25
    Yes
    thefatguy
    Private industry virtually always solves problems better than government. Government has little motive to improve because it is a monopoly.
  • EmoMcParland 2012/09/23 04:54:26
    No
    EmoMcParland
    It may well happen, I don't want one I like driving.
  • TerryAgee 2012/09/20 14:14:08
    No
    TerryAgee
    A four-day work/ school week is the solution.
  • ZB 2012/09/20 11:55:29
    Yes
    ZB
    And it'll probably cost less.
  • stevmackey 2012/09/20 02:25:30
    Yes
    stevmackey
    Wasn't that Jefferson's main idea? We can do most jobs better than the government. You are one person doing your job in life. The government would hire one man to do the job and two thousand people to administrate that job. Rube Goldberg would be proud.
  • sandra smith 2012/09/20 00:13:59
    Yes
    sandra smith
    There's almost NOTHING the private sector can't do faster and better at less cost than government; particularly when government's chief aim is to control, and dominate, not to free !
  • DuncanONeil 2012/09/19 21:00:20
    Yes
    DuncanONeil
    Absolutely!!
  • Flamingolady 2012/09/19 20:23:36
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    But not in automated cars. Think about Hal and Christine.
  • sandra ... Flaming... 2012/09/20 00:15:14
    sandra smith
    Never said automated cars are the RIGHT way to go, only that the private sector can do it better than the government!
  • Mark 2012/09/19 19:51:57
    No
    Mark
    +1
    I hope automated cars do not come into vogue.
    First it will be automated cars, then automated vans & trucks, that will cause me loads of problems.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/09/19 19:51:03
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    I don't want a driver-less car. Not now not ever.
  • sandra ... Beat Ma... 2012/09/20 00:15:41
    sandra smith
    Or ride IN one!
  • Daryl 2012/09/19 18:54:46
    Yes
    Daryl
    +1
    The government gets in the way of my business too.

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  • Rust 2012/09/19 18:11:29
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/19 18:11:02
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    AS LONG AS E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E DRIVES ONE...
  • frank 2012/09/19 18:09:00
    Yes
    frank
    Private Industry can do what the government can do only a whole lot better and cheaper.
  • Moonage 2012/09/19 18:04:53
    Yes
    Moonage
    Cars won't be the fix tho.

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