Robot Taxis

Obama Plans to Spend $4 Billion to Speed Development of Self-Driving Vehicles

Is Obama in a rush to unemploy still more millions of Americans?

  • Xavier

    Driverless cars can be a great aid to certain segments of the population, like disabled people and drunken college students. It is a good option.

    But it will not be optional, because it is a way for the government to track your every move – not just when and where, but how often and why.

    Because global warming and unicorns. Total control is their goal.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Very shortly a lush can go out, get drunk, pass out in his/her car and it would drive you home and park the car in their driveway. May not be a good idea in the winter if you live in western Canada.

    • Dana Garcia

      Yes, the advantages of robo-cars for excessive drinking are undeniable. In these parts (NorCal) weather is no problema but stairs can still be challenging when one is over-beveraged.

      • Brian Jones

        They’ll have to make a model with a bed in the back. Bring back the station wagons!

  • simus1

    Leftists are freaked out by the freedom a privately owned car offers the masses today. This is something that only the always deserving elites should be able to access and enjoy.

  • lgeubank

    He’s a weird little douche-bag, you gotta give him that. You never know what the manipulative grifter is going to want to spend massive amounts of money on.

  • ismiselemeas

    It’s going to happen with or without Obama’s help or Trump’s help or Rubio’s protestations or any politician’s intervention. They’re all powerless in the emerging new economy.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Oh look, a $4b slush fund to go to people like Elon Musk.

  • BillyHW

    Um, the car companies and tech companies seem to be advancing development just fine.

    • Millie_Woods

      Maybe he wants to marry up GM with an equally successful solar panel manufacturer.

      • Gary

        Obama gave about $25 billion to GM in 2008 but just a few years back I watched the GM CEO to a Video Annual report and had boasted that they now have 11 Joint-Venture auto Plants in China along with 70% of their Vehicles made outside of the USA .
        So basically , GM is a foreign Company with 30% of its production in the USA by has a Quasi-USA Status to get federal hand-outs for foreign Operations .

        Oh well, Obama ignore the 300+ homicide rate for Detroit which is mostly to Blacks and mainly from Gun deaths.

        But remember, the republican’s are the Racists and don’t care about Gun control to stop the senseless murders.

        • Millie_Woods

          He’s a walking contradiction.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            “Contradiction” Oh, that’s the word for “foreign born President with assumed name.” Thanks for that, I’d wondered. πŸ™‚

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  • dukestreet

    The FAA is recommending that pilots do more flying time aside from take off & landing in order to keep their flying skills up in case of emergency. But Obama is speeding up the process whereby drivers will lose what little ability to drive that they do have. A strange world indeed. I guess he never listens to the FAA and can’t extrapolate from the evidence already available.

  • Gary

    Robotic cabs . What will happen to all those phd muslims we keep hearing about that drive cabs.

    • Exile1981

      robocabs? Will they still play horrible music and smell like the changing room at the Y?

    • Brian Jones

      My god, they’ll just have to go home and dedicate that brilliance to improving the third-world hellholes they emerged from.

      Uber is just the in-between phase.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What Obama means is $4 billion to create new regulations and restrictions to raise $40 billion in fees, fines and taxes

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “…unemploy still more millions of Americans?”
    Sure, the Kenyan and his party want as many on the Democrat government handouts plantation as possible.

  • Bataviawillem

    If I was a trucker or cab driver I hould look into a new career.