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Nevada Approves Rules For Self-Driving Cars 307

Griller_GT writes with news that Nevada has become the first U.S. state to approve regulations for allowing self-driving cars on its roads. "Autonomous test vehicles will display a red license plate, Nevada officials said. If and when the technology is approved for public use, the cars will carry a green license plate. ... Nevada said it worked with Google, automobile manufacturers, testing professionals, insurance companies, universities and law enforcement to develop the regulations. Other states also have similar bills that will be voted upon to determine if they, too, can follow suit."
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  • by jellomizer ( 103300 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @10:46AM (#39074055)
    No if you have ever ridden with someone with manual transmission you realize this isn't true. If you are going to get car sick it will be riding with someone who drives manual. Not so much that that are any better or worse. However when they change gears they tend to do it harder then on Automatic. So you feel jolts when they change. The driver doesn't notice this as much as he/she is expecting it, so it doesn't cause as much an issue.

    Having drove manual for a while, I have been complements on how smooth I shift gears, however for people who haven't rid much in manual cars they are still feeling like I am driving sporadic.
  • Re:I think... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Oswald McWeany ( 2428506 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @10:52AM (#39074127)

    In the UK they have an "L" on cars to signify a "Learner" driver.

  • by Chrisq ( 894406 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @12:33PM (#39075521)

    Next you'll be saying that having an automatic starter doesn't improve driving performance! Obviously everyone was a better driver when they had to manually crank their engine to get it to start.

    Well it might have eliminated some of the extremes, oldies who need to be spoon-fed but drive an SUV with power steering on the freeway, and people who are so drunk that they fall over when they get out of the car (I saw this on one of those police stop videos, the guy couldn't stand. He must have crawled from the bar to his car and tried to drive home).

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