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Old September 9 2013, 06:32 PM   #24
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Re: Technological Stagnation

sojourner wrote: View Post
Only cars with self driving require gps. You wouldn't have to retrofit all current cars on the road for the benefit of the self driving ones.
I'm not an expert on this but as I understand it in order for a large scale system to work every car would have to have GPS switched on so the automation could successfully work in sync with all of the other vehicle traffic.

It is amazing however that the Google Car has logged hundreds of thousands of miles and only 1 accident - and it was the human drivers fault in that situation.
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