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Author: karensie Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 214645  
Subject: Re: self-driving cars and GEICO Date: 1/12/2013 12:04 PM
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Sorry to prolong this thread but this is the article that prompted my original post. As "retired guy" with insomnia, I have a lot of internet "surf time."

Four ways self-driving vehicles may change business

1. Trucks could travel 12 inches apart in "platoons" that reduce drag. Fuel savings could reach 15% to 20%.

2. Americans spend on average 250 hours a year commuting. If a car does the driving, that time could be spent working.

3. Because self-driving cars will be safer, they won't need heavy safety cages. Bad news for the steel industry.

4. Insurers will have to figure out who's liable in an accident: the car maker, the software designer, or the GPS provider.

and I might add:

5. Who will watch automobile races if they are no longer a "blood sport"?

6. Who will buy a Ferrari if you aren't allowed to "floor it"?

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