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The Most Interesting Thing About Autonomous Cars

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“Disrupting the industry”? Yeah, that’s putting it mildly. If you don’t care much about driverless cars, get ready to.

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Erik’s recent post on Jalopnik brings up some important points about what it will mean to share the road with autonomous cars. Spoiler alert: it’s not exactly all rainbows and lollipops.

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Like it or not, this is what we’re going to have to deal with. Can states replace stop signs with yield signs, and raise speed limits in time for the revolution?

Even then, there will be other challenges to deal with. Like what happens when HAVs face a mandatory recall? Will they be immediately rendered non-roadworthy until a repair is made (or software update issued)? So many questions...

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What are some other ways in which HAVs are going to shake things up?

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