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Comment: Re:Why do I need a license for ANY car? (Score 1) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49186457) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

Driving a vehicle falls well within the regulatory bounds of commerce

No, it does not. Not any more than walking does. Commercial driving today requires commercial licenses and that might be acceptable... But pleasure driving — taking kids to see grandma? No way...

Unfortunately, Chief Justice Marshall disagreed with you. Traffic falls under commerce just as much as trade. Take it up with SCOTUS if you have an issue.

Since you don't have anything to support your claims, and SCOTUS ruled that traffic is regulate-able commerce over 200 years ago, there's nothing left to rebut here.

Comment: Re:Why do I need a license for ANY car? (Score 1) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49186329) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
No, certainly not. The 10th amendment deals with that. But to protect something so vehemently, you usually need a bigger piece of collateral than the 10th amendment.

States have the right to regulate commerce within their state, and Congress the right to regulate interstate commerce. Driving a vehicle falls well within the regulatory bounds of commerce, and can easily be argued within the government's domain of regulation, and not a unilateral right of the citizen.

So, I'll ask again. Do you have anything that supports your claims?

Comment: Re:I wouldn't buy a purely autonomous car, ever. (Score 1) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49186167) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
Funny, I find the opposite. I'm most alert when I'm driving in the city, with plenty of action around me. I may not like it as much, but it keeps me alert.

I have trouble staying focused (and awake) on long trips of over an hour outside of city limits. Driving the 2+ hours between my college town and parents' house when I was at school was awful. Driving the 8 hours from home to my relatives' house in the next state is murder.

Comment: Re:It's like asking (Score 1) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49185923) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

IMHO the invention of the mouse "by apple" spawned one of the darkest ages of humanity: noob computing. The mouse enabled people to (ab-)use computers without having the least bit of insight -- enabling stupidities like facebook, X11, or slashdot beta.

And Anonymous Cowards posting drivel in Slashdot comments.

Comment: Don't spook the horses! (Score 1) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49185891) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
When the automobile debuted, the UK passed the infamous Locomotive Acts (otherwise known as the Red Flag Law), requiring someone to walk in front of a "horseless carriage" waving a red flag.

Requiring a license for a self-driving car is the modern red flag to avoid spooking the lawyers.

Comment: Re:"Promise a future where we can sip cocktails" (Score 0) 350

by jordanjay29 (#49185859) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
I trust a computer malfunction more than I trust a human malfunction. A computer can't get into the car drunk or high. It doesn't feel 'under the weather' or tired. It's not affected by the weaving motorist in the next lane, or the tailgater that raises your anxiety levels.

Can it malfunction? Sure. Can it get a virus? Oh yes, and there will be vectors for attack, just like every other computer.

But the actual, statistical probability that you will experience any of these problems? Far, far less than your current danger on the roads.

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