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As a software developer, would you ride in a self-driving car?

Survey period: 23 Feb 2015 to 2 Mar 2015

OptionVotes% 
Absolutely (assuming the bugs are ironed out)54228.50
Maybe - depends on which company wrote the code1678.78
Maybe - depends on whether I have other options for travel1005.26
Maybe - depending the industry as a whole proving their safety43522.87
Maybe - Not sure20610.83
Definitely not45223.76



 
GeneralNo way! Pin
Camilo Reyes1-Mar-15 13:10
professionalCamilo Reyes1-Mar-15 13:10 
GeneralRe: No way! Pin
Indivara1-Mar-15 16:17
professionalIndivara1-Mar-15 16:17 
GeneralYour kidding ? Of Course I would ! PinPopular
Andrew Torrance26-Feb-15 5:48
Andrew Torrance26-Feb-15 5:48 
General...as long as it isn't running Windows... PinPopular
Member 1073194424-Feb-15 13:31
Member 1073194424-Feb-15 13:31 
GeneralRe: ...as long as it isn't running Windows... Pin
Xmen Real 26-Feb-15 15:33
professional Xmen Real 26-Feb-15 15:33 
GeneralIt's not about self-driving PinPopular
T800G24-Feb-15 12:04
T800G24-Feb-15 12:04 
GeneralRe: It's not about self-driving PinPopular
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:42
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:42 
GeneralRe: It's not about self-driving Pin
User 5924126-Feb-15 14:22
User 5924126-Feb-15 14:22 
GeneralAlready fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Doug Domeny24-Feb-15 10:22
professionalDoug Domeny24-Feb-15 10:22 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Chris Maunder25-Feb-15 6:28
cofounderChris Maunder25-Feb-15 6:28 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Michele Hill25-Feb-15 9:55
Michele Hill25-Feb-15 9:55 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
John M Bundy26-Feb-15 3:11
John M Bundy26-Feb-15 3:11 
GeneralSome of the implications of this technology ... PinPopular
mekDroid24-Feb-15 8:20
mekDroid24-Feb-15 8:20 
GeneralRe: Some of the implications of this technology ... Pin
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:46
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:46 
GeneralRe: Some of the implications of this technology ... Pin
Ron Anders28-Feb-15 5:27
Ron Anders28-Feb-15 5:27 
GeneralHrmm... lets consider what its adoption *MIGHT* mean.... Pin
TheGDog24-Feb-15 6:09
TheGDog24-Feb-15 6:09 
Right off the bat... I answered "Definitely not." to the survey. Can you imagine them trying to code a car to be able to hang with an all-of-a-sudden down-pour in SoCal where a whole years worth of road oil gets washed-up to the surface of that water? Yeah... sure... like some code is going to be able to handle my truck all of a sudden wanting to slide the back-end out "flat-track" style in a turn.

Anyway, do we really need more things to confine us to sitting behind a desk and not actively participating in the experience anymore than we already do?

That being said... the idea struck me that a self-driving car... though it would suck for most of us... I got to thinking about all the assholes who for some reason simply can NOT put down their cellphones... OR all the assholes who DON'T obey the "Slower Traffic Keep To The Right" signs. OR all the assholes who jump into an HOV lane... then proceed to drive at a speed below the "de facto" speed people expect to achieve by going into the God Damned HOV lane to begin with.

Hrmm... I wonder if maybe these self-driving cars should be a punishment handed-down to drivers who have committed verifiable acts to demonstrate their poor skills or poor responsibility? Gotta DUI? Ok... you wanna get around? You gotta LEASE a self-drive car. You were at fault in an accident that permanently injured another person? You gotta LEASE a self-drive car.

The flip-side... I know some people would actually LIKE (EEK!!) to have a self-drive car so they could scrape together even MORE minutes of their life to be stuck behind a computer/laptop during the week. Those people are often already parking at Metro train stations in their satellite communities and commuting into their downtown jobs... already answering Emails, etc.

Hrmm... wait a sec... if my car is driving itself... OH SNAP! That gives me an opportunity for some "Road-Head"!!! or Gettin' Busy down the 15 headin' to Vegas!

I may have to re-think this whole self-driving thing.
GeneralI would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
Sinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 3:53
professionalSinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 3:53 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
CDP180224-Feb-15 7:57
CDP180224-Feb-15 7:57 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
Sinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 21:09
professionalSinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 21:09 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
User 1013254624-Feb-15 23:02
User 1013254624-Feb-15 23:02 
GeneralThe insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:30
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:30 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
24-Feb-15 3:44
professionalN_tro_P24-Feb-15 3:44 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:50
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:50 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
MichealHunt7524-Feb-15 5:01
professionalMichealHunt7524-Feb-15 5:01 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
Wastedtalent25-Feb-15 1:57
professionalWastedtalent25-Feb-15 1:57 

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