ZOMG: Trump Is Skeptical About Autonomous Vehicles!!!!!

Why is this even a story? What’s the Trump Derangement Syndrome angle?

Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report

President Trump has reportedly expressed skepticism on more than one occasion about the move toward self-driving cars.

Axios, citing four sources who’ve heard him discuss the subject, reported on Sunday that Trump doesn’t see the usefulness of autonomous vehicles. He has also reportedly said that he would never let a computer-operated car drive him.

“He’s definitely an automated car skeptic,” one source told Axios.

President Trump’s concerns about autonomous vehicles are not unusual. A survey released last week by AAA found that 71 percent of Americans are afraid of riding in a driverless car.

They’re trying to make fun of Trump over this, but, the survey doesn’t help. Let me tell you, as someone who is constantly testing different brands with some of the sensing packages, and I have it in my own car, I wouldn’t trust one, either. The whole “privately” thing is meant to paint Trump is a kook, though.

The Axios report also says that Trump has acted out scenes of what are supposed to be frenetic autonomous vehicles to make his point that they don’t make sense. He has reportedly acted out these scenes on Air Force One and in the White House.

“You know when he’s telling a story, and he does the hand motions,” one source told Axios. “He says, ‘Can you imagine, you’re sitting in the back seat and all of a sudden this car is zig-zagging around the corner and you can’t stop the f—ing thing?’”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

See? Despite most people doing that with their hands, it’s an attempt to make Trump look kooky and a technophobe and hates science, especially with the “White House didn’t respond” schtick. Why would they? This is a nothingburger. This is the Credentialed Media.

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3 Responses to “ZOMG: Trump Is Skeptical About Autonomous Vehicles!!!!!”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It’s a nothingBERDER.

    Trump is skeptical of complicated airplanes and automatic doors. And he doesn’t even know how to drive a car.

    He sent 50 tweets this past weekend. He’s not man enough to shine John McCain’s boots.

  2. Dana says:

    I’ve asked this before: when one of these computer driven cars is at fault for an accident, can the victim sue Tesla or whomever made the damned thing?

    What a windfall for the ambulance chasers screaming, “Cash, cash, cash!” Instead of being able to sue a driver for $50,000, or whatever the maximum his insurance will pay, they can sue General Motors for $50,000,000!

  3. Bill589 says:

    My ‘anti-skid’ brakes malfunctioned when there was a little sand on the road. Didn’t skid, but didn’t slow down either. Luckily there was nothing straight ahead of me.
    I’m good at pumping the brakes when I need to, so I always keep the computerized ‘anti-skid’ function off.
    Now I wish I could pay less for a car without that function that I will never use. But all cars appear to have it now. So I have to pay for it anyways.

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