Rolf Hawkins October 25, 2012 03:28 PM I can see this leading to some deadly head-on collisions: car automatically swerves to avoid a stopped vehicle or immobile obstacle in its path, and strikes another oncoming vehicle. Some years ago an Airbus plane crashed when the autopilot took control away from the pilots during an intentional low-level pass. Belinda Contague October 25, 2012 03:35 PM Because it's so much better to be in a head-on collision with say...a semi doing 55 MPH than to rear-end some idiot who slams on his brakes? Michael Mantion October 25, 2012 03:44 PM NO WAY... I am fine with automated cars but, I am fine with them driving inches from them at high speed. I will never be in a car that "takes control" from me.. The dumbest Idea I have ever heard. Advance breaking is not steering. Will this car really be able to determine where people are? If i am driving down a street at 30 mph and a car is backing down a driveway. this car could see it as a treat and steer into a pedestrian.. DUMBEST IDEA THIS MONTH... Joel Detrow October 25, 2012 04:02 PM This makes me excited. I've been a fan of Nissan since getting to drive a 2007 Altima, and I'm glad to see they're trying their hardest to innovate and stay a step ahead of the competition. Ali Kim October 25, 2012 04:49 PM I believe many of you are missing the core principles of this proposal. The system would apparently have access to MORE information about the environment than a human driver could process with accuracy; you honestly don't believe you can see in front and behind you at once? Using such systems as RADAR, you could actually "see" though bushes, so yes, the car could detect a car backing out of an obscure driveway, and no, it wouldn't swerve into a person because it would also know the person is there. Refer to the Google self driving car, which reportedly has only crashed once in the months of testing it has undergone (ironically someone driving the car crashed it, rather than the car crashing itself). Consider this an aid to the elderly or those with a handicap; and a chance to broaden narrow, selfish perspectives. Derek Howe October 25, 2012 07:25 PM I'm on the same page as Ali Kim. Computers are officially smarter then us, it wont be long before we just sit in the car, and say your destination, and it will take you there. This tech is evolving pretty quickly. Slowburn October 25, 2012 07:56 PM Either fully autonomous operation or fully manual operation The half and half encourages people to not pay attention to their own driving and make accidents more likely. JPAR October 26, 2012 07:02 AM This is a dangerous folly. Even IF it was possible to produce a self-driving/steering car somewhere in the future, the fact is that with the world's population growth plus resource scarcity it means that any 'car' is outdated technology. For most journeys the only future answer will exist in mass transport systems that have sufficient flexibility to take us to & from door to door whilst also serving the population as a whole. Ola Abraham October 26, 2012 02:59 PM Kudos to Nissan for a cool technology. I'd love this tech to be tested on roads in developing countries where potholes can sneak up on you real fast. Let me make a 3-option driving proposal. a. Driver allows the vehicle driving autonomy b. Driver says I know this terrain, it's crazy, let me drive c. Driver co-shares the driving with the machine. And the navigation system is able to learn from the driver. Pikeman October 26, 2012 04:01 PM re; JPAR Exactly what resource will be scarce enough to prevent private vehicles?