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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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I would in a heartbeat, and I am a HUGE car lover at that. I would gain so much productive time, or even free time (are we ever free).

Oct 26, 2015 07:33 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

With some of the driver's out there it would be a blessing.

Yes I would; be able to see the sites and spot FSBO's better.

Oct 26, 2015 10:47 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Yes and no.  I like driving but willing to try anything once.

Oct 26, 2015 09:08 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Michael, not sure from a personal standpoint, but think others could benefit as I drive around daily!

Oct 26, 2015 10:45 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

I don't think I'm ready for this --- I'm not a great driver, but I enjoy driving.  I am grateful every day for navigation however, as I have little sense of direction...so perhaps in time....

Oct 26, 2015 10:24 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

short answer NO

Oct 26, 2015 09:49 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Earlier this month, the Ontario government announced a pilot project to allow companies to conduct testing of self-driving vehicles on roads starting next year.  As in a number of other juridictions, a human driver must be ready to take over control if there are problems.

I had read recently that companies are still trying to overcome many issues with self-driving vehicles in many types of driving environments.

I know some people who would certainly use self-driving vehicles but they would not want to be responsible for taking over the driving in case of problems.

Oct 26, 2015 09:10 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Michael. I hate to see no with out being in the experience, but it would sure be freaky.

Oct 26, 2015 07:10 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Never say never.  I did once, when the cell phone came out and look at me know, married to it.

Oct 27, 2015 05:03 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,

 

I think it will become a status thing. The upper half of the country will have them and the working class won’t be able to afford them. Even if people don’t prefer them, they will adopt them for social status.

Oct 27, 2015 02:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Not this decade. Let the bugs get worked out first.

Oct 27, 2015 01:02 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Depends where it was taking me. 

Oct 27, 2015 12:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Michael Thornton I will not be surprised if I see that trend by the end of the decade.

(In fact there are already some cars like that - not on roads, yet.)

Oct 27, 2015 12:16 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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If the car will show property for me, I'm on board with that!

Oct 26, 2015 11:42 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no.... I want to control that steering wheel and the pedals...

Oct 26, 2015 11:40 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I would . I hope it will be soon.

Oct 26, 2015 11:33 PM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
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As long as it had its own wifi hotspot.

Oct 26, 2015 10:04 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I think it will lead to fewer accidents.

Oct 26, 2015 08:20 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Sure if I could afford it and felt they were safe, and of course drive as fast as I do.  I suspect they will operate at a faster speed with built in safety sensors.

Nov 16, 2015 08:45 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I would love that, but will admit I'm somewhat cautious about actually doing it.

Oct 27, 2015 05:56 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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I don't think so, I think it would freak me out especially knowing that other drivers around me are still driving themselves. I guess if I wanted someone or something else to drive, I would go by bus or train if possible.

Oct 27, 2015 05:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Michael, the Tesla cars now have autopilot and can drive themselves.  Though they do require careful vigilance.

Oct 27, 2015 04:54 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I would. It will diminish the numbers of bad drivers on the road.

I commute to the Bay area every  month and we reside in Mountain View (Yes, that is where Google tests their driverless cars). It is now a common site to see cars without drivers. They have huge cameras on top of the car. 

4 minor accidents in the past months. Google claims it was caused by the other drivers.

Oct 27, 2015 03:13 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I am waiting on my Tesla and with the last update it is about 70% driving itself, love those cars. Not 100% drive themselves, but anything that helps safty I am a fan of and this certainly can help.

Oct 27, 2015 02:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton Yes, I would.

Oct 26, 2015 11:55 PM
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Bob Crane
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Maybe???

Dec 20, 2018 10:50 PM
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
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Yes, absolutely the faster we get intoxicated, overtired, and distracted drivers out from behind the wheel, the better! I certainly wouldn't mind traffic disappearing, as well. 

Nov 02, 2015 02:38 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
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I am too much of a control freak I don't even like  being the passenger.  

Oct 30, 2015 01:51 PM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Definitely Michael Thornton ....I have a hard time driving now ....LOL

Always on the phone and I forget where I'm going!

Oct 28, 2015 09:18 AM
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Kathy Snyder
RE/MAX Properties - Nashua, NH
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Yes!

Oct 28, 2015 09:10 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Michael,

I do not even trust cruise control, no way I would trust a car that drives it self.

Oct 28, 2015 05:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most definitely!  I've seen Volvo has one in one part of (I think) Sweden.  Pretty darn cool!  Several manufacturers have ones that park themselves.  Tesla has one that will change lanes by itself.  I could have used one that drives itself on several occassions this year after long rescues.

 

I'd have the navigation system named "James" simply so I could say "Home James" (popular car driver's name in movies).

Oct 28, 2015 04:51 AM
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Chris Montcalmo
Sierra Pacific Mortgage - Lutherville, MD
Baltimore Mortgage Consultant

I believe we are on the verge of a paradigm shift.  Much like when we went from horse & buggy to the automobile, our grandchildren will look back and wonder how we survived driving our vehicles ourselves.

Road rage, traffic jams, driver error...all of these will be things of the past.  Can't wait!

Oct 28, 2015 12:03 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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No, I already don't like some of the features that are already automatic in a car...one crossed wire or blown chip and....

Oct 27, 2015 02:17 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think we would still need to monitor the driving closely. What about sensing a deer jumping on the road or a squirrel? I guess this is perhaps exactly where a computer might be quicker than a human being to react. 

Oct 27, 2015 11:23 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think I saw one the other day.  It had  something mounted to the roof, kinda like something on top of a tri-pod.  I would have to see how all the tests go before I let a machine take control of my destiny on the road.

Oct 27, 2015 10:45 AM
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Kingsley Ifezue
Keller Williams Lakeside Realty - Shelby Township, MI
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yes

Oct 27, 2015 08:35 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I read that heavy users are really taking chances. One story was about a person taking a nap. 

Most state laws would still inflict heavy fines if you were distracted or on the phone no matter how automatic your car is or was...

Oct 27, 2015 07:07 AM