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Self-driving cars

Post by bmw » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:07 pm

What are your thoughts on self-driving cars?

Personally, I don't like the idea, one bit. I don't think I could ever put my life into the hands of a computer.

The auto industry seems to be moving full speed ahead on this.



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by audiophile » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:59 pm

If it's used like cruise control with driver still at controls it probably would be ok.

Personally I wouldn't want some 'coder controlling my steering.


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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by Deleted User 8570 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:14 pm

I'm worried about my job with it...



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by TC Talks » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:31 pm

I own several cars from the 1960's. I don't expect I'll be going driverless. My wife would buy one tomorrow. Then I could send out for Pizza and Beer when the mary jane kicks in without worry.


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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by bmw » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:23 am

NS8401 wrote:I'm worried about my job with it...
I don't know what your job is, but....

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... TE=DEFAULT

It will be only a matter of time before many truck drivers are out of work. Automation is a very big long-term threat to the unemployment rate.



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by Deleted User 8570 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:10 am

bmw wrote:
NS8401 wrote:I'm worried about my job with it...
I don't know what your job is, but....

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... TE=DEFAULT

It will be only a matter of time before many truck drivers are out of work. Automation is a very big long-term threat to the unemployment rate.
School bus driver... is imagine that'll be tougher to automate... you need someone on any bus but particularly a school bus...



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by craig11152 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Research done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute suggests any sort of wide spread driver-less vehicles is a long way away.... and..... research suggests it is very unclear whether driver-less cars can ever be as safe as an experienced middle age driver. They can be statistically safer than young inexperienced drivers and older drivers who arguably shouldn't be driving anymore .

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstrea ... sAllowed=y


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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by audiophile » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:11 pm

Self driving cars on ice would be INTERESTING.


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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by ZenithCKLW » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:38 pm

I wonder how well self-driving vehicles would handle towing. As a driver towing boats, trailers, etc, I know there are lots of different considerations and maneuvers to make in split-seconds that are different than driving a car by itself. I'm sure whatever calculations are made to direct a self-driving vehicle wouldn't account for added weight, length, aerodynamics, and pull from what the vehicle is dragging behind it.



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by audiophile » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:51 pm

Maybe self driving cars can copy the Doritos slogan:
[youtube] http://youtu.be/OCX2H2EgHxY?t=25 [/youtube]


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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by jry » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:53 pm

I like driving. Hands on the wheel, hitting curves, accelerating off of the line.



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Re: Self-driving cars

Post by audiophile » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:40 pm

Manual tranny too!


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