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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    by then there will be no wallets
    all you will require is a slender smart card
    I keep everything inmy wallet except money.

    Where are teens going to keep their condoms so the girlfriend doesn't see it?

    It wouldn't be a problem for me.

    I have always had a ton of cars so I like to switch from one to the other, sometimes on the same day so I carry evertything with me in my pockets. I never leave anything in my car but my buddy leaves his wallet, money, keys, mail and more in his car.

    If people are switching cars all the time, man purses will have to become acceptable.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Is this going to be like the Prieus, where the car costs far more then what you save over years?

    I'm not buying a new 50K car. Sell me a conversion kit for around 2K I can put in my existing vehicle.
    I agree with that.

    I want to see my 1963 Plymouth Fury drive herself. Christine anybody?????

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    You can separate the networked components from the critical driving components. Every modern car already has vital components like the brakes and engine controlled by computers anyway. A lot of modern cars also have networked features like onstar or integrated cell phone capability. However, the networked components are kept separate to prevent hacking from becoming a catastrophe.
    That makes no sense. In order for the cars to be able to know where everything is the cars have to be networked at all times.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I agree with that.

    I want to see my 1963 Plymouth Fury drive herself. Christine anybody?????
    Well, when I upgrade my vehicle, I'm looking for something like a Subaru or a 1-ton truck.

    It will be about 10-15 years before I have enough net worth to afford to take the 20% hit and buy a brand-new car and watch it depreciate the instant I drive it off the lot. Only the rich can do that.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well, when I upgrade my vehicle, I'm looking for something like a Subaru or a 1-ton truck.

    It will be about 10-15 years before I have enough net worth to afford to take the 20% hit and buy a brand-new car and watch it depreciate the instant I drive it off the lot. Only the rich can do that.
    OK but for this to work, all cars on the road will have to be able to comunicate with each other. All cars. At this point in time, people can chose what car they drive even if it is a '60s car.

    How is a self-driven car going to avoid older driven cars that can't communicate with them? They will be speaking a whole different language than the older cars spoke.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    OK but for this to work, all cars on the road will have to be able to comunicate with each other.
    I don't have to communicate with all other drivers in order to go anywhere, so i guess I'll hold off indefinitely until the developers overcome their car's handicap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How is a self-driven car going to avoid older driven cars that can't communicate with them?
    The same way everyone does it right now as you're reading this post.

    Humans don't need telepathy in order to drive, and so our cars shouldn't need the tec equivalent.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If you get a call when you half way to work that your kid got violently ill at school, how do you quickly take over and get to where you need to go.

    I think the combination of computer and human interaction is too much to risk.
    I think it's pretty obvious that you would just change your destination.
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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If everybody has the same type of car, what will the middle aged man drive? Right now he buys a red Corvette. Do you know what I mean now?
    Different exteriors will stll exist. All that matters is the communication manner has certain standards, similar to cell phones.
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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Here's a link about pilots who are so reliant on the technology that they may be forgetting how to fly: WLS 890AM=

    As an ordinary Joe myself who doesn't think about stuff like this, I am always struck by that Mercedes commerical about how the driver didn't know whatever, but the car did. Who's the human being with insights and not-necessarily-programmed responses, and what's the damned machine?

    Really, if you have to depend on technology to be made aware that you're about to be tailgated or whatever, I'd be really grateful if you left the driving to Hertz.

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    Re: Self-driving automobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That makes no sense. In order for the cars to be able to know where everything is the cars have to be networked at all times.
    No they don't. The car uses its on-board sensors to detect the environment around it? Networking provides an extra level of detection for vehicles that aren't in line of sight and can communicate other useful information, but isn't strictly required.

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