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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    European cars are much better:

    Are you speaking from personal experience or from what other people have told you?

    How many of the cars in those videos have you owned and driven?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    A very good point: slow drivers. Will these speed controllers keep the car above the minimum speed limit too? Will the car detect traffic flow and keep the car at a relative speed?
    Many more accidents happen at low speeds than high speeds.

    If the goal is to eliminate accidents, something should be done about slow drivers.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you speaking from personal experience or from what other people have told you?

    How many of the cars in those videos have you owned and driven?
    Well I've been to Europe and seen some of these and lost of people have those horrible muscle cars around where and they are always ugly and they sound horrible.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Along with that model will require the public to buy a new car and junk the older model.

    You can't have computer controlled cars on the same roads with human driven cars.

    It sounds like it is still a long way off.

    I remember back in the '90s it was being experimented with and we are now in 2014 and still nothing.
    Ironically, I saw a detailed show on this a week or so ago.

    It is a long way off for total vehicle control.

    Now it requires perfectly clear weather and uses the lines in the road.

    Rain, fog, snow, and obscured roads will not allow the current systems to work.

    Sunlight and reflections from other items can also cause issues with the current systems.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Ironically, I saw a detailed show on this a week or so ago.

    It is a long way off for total vehicle control.

    Now it requires perfectly clear weather and uses the lines in the road.

    Rain, fog, snow, and obscured roads will not allow the current systems to work.

    Sunlight and reflections from other items can also cause issues with the current systems.
    Ok so with that in mind this system will be able to be used on the Los Angeles freeways about 300 days of the year if the constantly paint new lines on the road.

    That doesn't sound feasible.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you speaking from personal experience or from what other people have told you?

    How many of the cars in those videos have you owned and driven?
    The brash power from 1970 muscle cars was fantastic!

    They were classics, and many are in very high demand today.

    I really miss the ones that I owned......
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well I've been to Europe and seen some of these and lost of people have those horrible muscle cars around where and they are always ugly and they sound horrible.
    So you have no personal experience. That is what I thought.

    I have owned hundreds of American cars and I can tell you I would never want to drive a Ferrari or a Lambo. I just don't see the point. I like the fillings in my teeth to stay where they are.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    And the NSA is in the news almost daily for snooping into peoples computers. Hackers are routinely breaking into systems and stealing data. Viruses are routine on microsoft systems and can do anything from crippling them to only monitoring them. How many denial of service attacks have there been in the last decade? etc, etc.

    And people want to give control of driving to computers? Yeah, right. Not me.
    yep, that's a real risk, as is having pretty much everything connected to a network. i mean, ****, we destroyed an Iranian nuclear facility from across the world, and actually let them have the virus. our entire financial system is online. our voting is electronic. pretty much everything is hackable.

    still, the cars will eventually be centrally controlled, at least on the big highways that have a lot of problems. probably the way it will work is that we will manually drive on surface streets to freeway entry points, where the cars will be lined up and sent onto the roads in groups of five. overall speed will be adjusted to match road conditions. the big problem will be legal; can you imagine the lawsuit when someone dies in an accident that they had no control over? that's probably the biggest reason it hasn't happened yet. Car and Driver has been predicting this system since i was a teenager.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Many more accidents happen at low speeds than high speeds.

    If the goal is to eliminate accidents, something should be done about slow drivers.
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    Problem = solved.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So you have no personal experience. That is what I thought.

    I have owned hundreds of American cars and I can tell you I would never want to drive a Ferrari or a Lambo. I just don't see the point. I like the fillings in my teeth to stay where they are.
    I have been a passenger in one never driven one mainly because I don't drive currently and don't plan to for a long time. American cars are not nice to look at or be around really.

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