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Comment: Driver and user licenses (Score 4, Insightful) 301

The computer may have a failure in the middle of nowhere. If the system is well designed the car should stop safely. But Then?
The user may want -- or need -- to go somewhere the computer can't drive, e.g. off road.
Therefore the user should have a driver license. If it is not mandatory, the user must at least be inform that he may be in trouble in some situations. A driver license is not only about road regulation, it is also about the ability to handle a car.

An "autonomous car license" should require some basic knowledge about what the computer can do and can't do, and how to use it: the destination is not always an address.

APL hackers do it in the quad.

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