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June 5, 2024

Should autonomous vehicles be allowed on public roads without human oversight?




Total votes: 8

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  1. SincereCow2
    26

    At present, no. As technology continues to advance, I think we still should be wary about using it without human oversight, especially on public roads where the danger presented by motor vehicle usage …Read MoreAt present, no. As technology continues to advance, I think we still should be wary about using it without human oversight, especially on public roads where the danger presented by motor vehicle usage is so great. Right now autonomous vehicles do not seem ready enough to be on public roads without drivers so I would not be confident in this happening. Read Less

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  2. CleverTiger3
    36

    Although this would be a breakthrough in advanced technology, the thought of vehicles driving without human oversight is scary. What if there is a malfunction? How can we be sure it is safe and has …Read MoreAlthough this would be a breakthrough in advanced technology, the thought of vehicles driving without human oversight is scary. What if there is a malfunction? How can we be sure it is safe and has all the necessary tools to make the right decisions on the road? These unanswered questions prove that we are in no state to be jumping into permitting this. Read Less

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  3. LuckyHusky1
    22.5

    Driving is already the most dangerous form of transportation and needs 100% of one’s attention in order to be safe. While there have been great advancements in technology, having a vehicle on the road …Read MoreDriving is already the most dangerous form of transportation and needs 100% of one’s attention in order to be safe. While there have been great advancements in technology, having a vehicle on the road with no human oversight is extremely dangerous as you cannot trust the machine completely. Read Less

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  4. BraveZebra5
    30

    I don’t think that autonomous vehicles should be allowed with or without human oversight. Already, humans are offloading too many of their daily tasks and overall mental load; how much more dangerous …Read MoreI don’t think that autonomous vehicles should be allowed with or without human oversight. Already, humans are offloading too many of their daily tasks and overall mental load; how much more dangerous would driving become if people didn’t have to pay attention at all? Not to mention the already present obstacles regarding the implementation of autonomous vehicles and the almost certain legislative and regulatory headaches that will accompany them. What’s more, the technology for a fully autonomous vehicle simply is not present and is not likely to become widely available anytime soon.

    Even considering the situation as a hypothetical, I think the concept of autonomous vehicles without human oversight is dangerous and immoral. Read Less

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  5. WittyDeer4
    28

    I don’t think so no because it has not been tested enough at the present moment. While this advancement would make transportation, supply chain, and delivery much more efficient it would cause …Read MoreI don’t think so no because it has not been tested enough at the present moment. While this advancement would make transportation, supply chain, and delivery much more efficient it would cause significant impact if not fully ready yet. Roads are dangerous with humans on it and all the distractions they face, let alone technology which might not be prepared or programmed for every scenario. Read Less

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  6. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    No, because autonomous vehicles are still a very new piece of technology and therefore may not yet be well-developed enough to ensure the safety of human drivers around. Even if they became more …Read MoreNo, because autonomous vehicles are still a very new piece of technology and therefore may not yet be well-developed enough to ensure the safety of human drivers around. Even if they became more advanced, technology always makes errors, and because of this, the risk of car accidents is still present, just as it is with human drivers. Read Less

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