Because the RPG is travelling from much farther away. The RPG is probably launched from further than 250 meters away, thus giving the vehicle longer than 1 second to react. The vehicle only needs to be a few meters different than its projected position to miss the RPG, so it's only a few m/s2 acceleration needed for a… » 9/07/14 1:21pm 9/07/14 1:21pm

Here in Boulder, capital of the greenie-weenies (many of them flush with cash from their tech startups), the Leaf is by far the most popular electric car. I see almost as many as Priuses. The Model S is a strong second, and not much else (I might have seen iMiEV, once). So, in the microcosm of hipster techie… » 9/05/14 9:54am 9/05/14 9:54am

I think they will challenge it, in a good way. Twenty years from now it will be much more difficult to obtain a driver's license. Fewer people will have their hands on a steering wheel, but a much higher fraction of them will actually know how to drive. And that benefits everyone. » 8/05/14 7:26pm 8/05/14 7:26pm

Why would it be any different? The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the actions of the vehicle. Plus, the driverless car will have a black box to show what actually happened, just like a dash cam. And if Google's experience is any sign, it's the morons behind the wheel that will cause accidents, not the robots. » 7/30/14 10:02am 7/30/14 10:02am

And that's exactly why there are fewer electronics stores around these days, despite people buying much more electronics. That's because people prefer to buy online and avoid the sleazeballs at Best Buy who will try to sell them a $100 "extended warrantee" on a $50 cable that would cost $20 on Amazon. Both Best Buy… » 7/12/14 3:16pm 7/12/14 3:16pm