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two more issues with electric/ autonomous cars ..

1. in states with Unions for First responders ..IF you are in an accident with an electric car
someone from the local power company needs to show up and determine the batteries have not
been shorted. First responders can provide the shortest path to ground for the shorted batteries.
Many jurisdictions have not even begun to figure this out - and the huge liability issues involved- Leaving you to bleed to death while everyone stands around deciding who will go in 1st.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&q=first+responders+electrocuted+by+electric+car+&oq=first+responders+electrocuted+by+electric+car+&gs_l=psy-ab.3...1946.24114.0.24782.50.48.1.0.0.0.198.4725.1 6j28.45.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..4.36.3806.6..0j35i39k1j0i131k1j0i131i46k1j46i1 31k1j0i20i264k1j0i22i30k1j33i160k1j33i22i29i30k1j0 i8i13i30k1j33i21k1.96.fyaDRYURChg

2. self driving cars rely on the road stripes and the contrast between the stripes and the black tarmac.

stripes can be center or outside lane.

here in Texas the Tarmac (black road) gets bleached with the sun as a result
the contrast between the stripes and road is low.

Go ride in a tesla X in auto drive mode on 360 in Austin ...terrifying as the car wanders due lack of contrast.

before they unleash self driving cars there will need to be standardized stripes .
and they must be checked and maintained . Imagine the liability ?
now think of concrete roads ..light roads light stripes...

a bunch of people are putting the cart before the horse ...without forethought or planning .
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