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I love how car stans talk about full self driving as the death knell to public transit as if trains and busses can't be made full self driving.
There have been driverless metros since the 70s. China and Europe have both been making huge strides into self-driving intercity and high speed trains, with China using driverless bullet trains for the 2022 Olympics. China has also been doing a ton of work in the full self driving tram and bus space, with select systems already being field tested in urban cores. But sure, keep talking about how your Tesla is so sheer space(x) age that it even overcomes the economies of scale of public transit. Also, you know how the dream of every FSD car fan is to be able to hop in the backseet by your self and just fall asleep while the car drives? Guess what? I do that on my commute every day it's great. Also also, way easier and cheaper to retrofit FSD into existing trains and busses than the probably 100+ times higher number of existing private cars! And most trains and busses have a modular construction specifically for these kinds of upgrades while private cars are almost never upgraded during their service life!

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