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Ariella
Ariella
3/14/2019 9:20:34 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@srulof1 very impressive! I do get, though, that she liked seeing some regulars at the store. I know my mother liked dealing with the same bank tellers who knew her by name. I've noticed when I shop at Trader Joe's that there is a van there from an assisted living facilitiy. That allows the residents to go out and shop the way they always have without having to drive. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/14/2019 12:08:10 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@Ariella My mother just liked to go to the grocery store to talk to people she knew there. It made her feel like she was going out. Yes, no longer driving means losing their independence. Now she drives my sister crazy with these online food orders from Amazon Prime. I have to say, she's very up on things for her age. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/11/2019 9:40:20 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@srulofo1 My impression is that many drivers have to stop far earlier than 95, usually in their 80s, and sometimes even in their 70s, or 60s. It is difficult for people to give up their car and the independence it represents to them. I was talking to a friend about her father-in-law iin his 80s who also is having difficulty but didn't want to give up his car.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/10/2019 10:21:15 PM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@Ariella With the elderly, it's poor eyesight, hearing, even lack of feeling in the extremities so they can't feel the pedals or even know which pedal they are using. My mother, who turned 95 last month, cracked into several cars trying to park in a parking spot last year. Now she has a renewed driver's license, but not the use of the car because it needs to be repaired. She should not be on the road any longer anyway! I believe self-driving cars would be the perfect solution for the active elderly who can no longer drive themselves.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/8/2019 1:16:22 PM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@srulofo1 That is a valid point. I've taken defensive driving courses several times. A couple of those were through AARP (the cheapest option for a live class) and a great deal of the class was devoted to paying attention to signs of poor sight and other factors that indicate it is no longer safe to drive.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/7/2019 8:06:04 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@mhhf1ve The teen-age drivers aren't as much as a problem as the elderly, who insist on driving into their 90s. They cause a lot of accidents in regular cars. Maybe they would do better in self-driving cars.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/7/2019 8:03:11 AM
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Re: already!
@afwriter That's true, but I guess that can happen to any type of machinery, such as an airplane.

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batye
batye
3/4/2019 12:09:21 AM
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Re: Autonomous-vehicle traffic (and traffic)
@mhhf1ve  it could become a new game changer... 

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batye
batye
3/4/2019 12:08:50 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@mhhf1ve  t would make great sense from the better safety point of view... 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/3/2019 1:56:44 PM
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Re: Phantom Auto
I think a backup human pilot would even be good for teenage drivers. Maybe insurance companies will require them in the future....

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