What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Orlando Readies Buses With No Drivers

Hot Air | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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Something is driving this drive for driverless vehicles. And it’s not rider demand.

Now Orlando, home of “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is preparing to launch (?) driverless buses. City buses carrying numerous people — except no driver — from point to point.

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But not to worry. Officials reassure that something or someone, who is not on the bus and who has no skin in the game, is monitoring the situation from afar. In fact, the Beep bus’ French manufacturer will monitor its buses across the country from its headquarters in Orlando.

“Autonomous vehicles are going to prove to be safer than vehicles with drivers,” said Mayor Buddy Dyer.

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It’s true in a way that vehicles with drivers do run into more things and people than driverless vehicles. That likely has a close connection with the fact that there are a gazillion more vehicles with drivers than vehicles without them. Thankfully.

Americans may come around to feeling comfortable with no one in the driver’s seat. Once these transport robots build a record of customer trust and reliability.

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The mayor already loves them. “Autonomous vehicles can’t be distracted,” he says. “We’ve...
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