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Not really read anything properly but - what?
This isn't my main thread today.
But surely they mean some vague scifi date in the future that'll never happen. No earlier than 2020
"Scientists reckon we could see these on our roads as early as 2030!!!"
2015? What no! Shut UP.
...actually we need roads for sure, really well marked out roads so the computer drivers don't get confused.
The distant future, the distant future.
can't wait for driverless cars to be commonplace, think it's a fucking incredible thing.
My old boss used to use the concept of driverless cars as an interview question, essentially asking a series of questions trying to get the candidate to admit that some problems just aren't worth fixing if the cost/benefit isn't there. WHO'S WRONG NOW?
It seems like a crazy old man yelling at cloud sort of argument to me.
Imagine being able to hop in your car and just have a kip, or read a book, or look at the scenery.
It's called a taxi ride.
just dont drive anywhere
until I saw the tron-like blue glowing steering wheel, I'm all for it now.
as the google car plows into you and all of those you love, hell bent on destroying the human race in its sentient frenzy
but how cool will that look though!
Feel like such an idiot.
I'm only really interested in this if I can buy a robot butler to sit in the driving seat.
today is not a good day for colossalhorse
penny was it? She used to run about with that book that was a computer, I remember thinking wow that is so cool and we have those already.
the name's irrelevant
VERY VERY VERY VERY SO, REALLY I AM PLEASE BELIEVE ME
VERY MUCH SO
I really like driving. Not sure I'd want something else to be in charge of it. I'd probably be an awful back-seat driver the whole time.
Car: "I'm afraid I can't do that Dave"
SSF: "What? Who's Dave?"
we can't seem to make an operating system that doesn't shit itself and die every now and again on a standard PC. When a brief freeze can cause a 20 car pile up...well, shit.
"What's that tech support? Off and on again? Well I would but I'm in THE FUCKING RIVER."
a lot more time and effort would be put into making sure that didn't happen
Yeah and hackers and stuff
If only Tony Scott were still alive to make it happen.
about a super brilliant criminal hacker, who hacked the CPU of a (non-driverless) car and made the airbags to go off, causing the car to crash.
The INCREDIBLE twist, though — like fucking mind-blowing, would-never-have-guessed-it twist — was that the hacker turned out to be some genius high school kid with poor social skills!!!!
mine is the same.
Its got to be bollocks hasn't it?
I mean, we dont have pilotless planes.......oh wait, yes we do.
Fuck! Im old.
that link indicates that the cars will not be driverless and they will require a human driver some of the time........so that means that humans WILL have to still learn to drive and then just use the driverless feature like a sort of super feature cruise control........so no drinking down the pub and no no needing to take a test.
maybe one day it'll be 100% automated, but you need to learn to crawl before bowing down to our sentient masters who worship the chosen one (Herbie)
seem to be greater than to bring about a more reasonable sustainable living for the majority of humans........still it will distance some people even more from the poorer parts of the world, and that does seem to be the intent of the daemons that have us........pamper the soft ones till they are even more dependant and cannot possibly envisage living without it, no matter what horrors result elsewhere due to the 'great soft mechanism'
Manage traffic flows easier, responding to changing conditions, jams etc.
Gives opportunities for companies to pay google so that your car drives past a certain billboard.
get smashed and just drive off
also would you need to have passed a driving test to use one? 15 year olds getting larruped and being driven around by robots is a future that interests me.
will be blocked every night by queue of cars with people drunk and asleep in the back in them.
how come those tomtom type navigation direction things still can cope with all roads? If they cant even get that right (where humans have to sometimes ignore the navigation directions) surely that seems rather risky to go driverless?
and as its popularity spreads, more changes could be made to existing traffic systems to make it easier, more dependable until the point where humanity are slaves to cars and it's pretty much planet of the apes where apes are cars hook hand car door
Most of us are using cheap, shit versions of the technology. I don't think there'll be any cheap, shit driverless cars for a long time.
Back to square one, Google!
but why dream such a crap self indulgent dream and aim for that, when you know only certain people will have it?
Are we any closer to rolling out security and freedom from violent unecessary death to humans in some areas of the world? no, yet we invest in this, with the perpetual lie that tech advancement helps the whole world.
The biggest crisis that humans face is that we are TOO good at developing tech, too good cos we have not developed our proficiency at deciding/choosing (communally) what tech would help the world most, not developed our politics/sociology enough so that we can role out benefits to the whole world more evenly........instead tech advancement keeps the advanced nations occupied/enthralled enough to ignore trying to improve our non tech progress.
Our tech divides, not unifies (volkswagens (peoples wagons) were not for all people, only a certain community.....redefine some people as not people)
but this is my favourite BBC news headline today - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28526106
how exactly will these 'future cars' be powered?
its an awful lot of investment for something that cant be powered.
or is it anticipated that only really rich important people will have these?
that generates electricity to power the car as it's driving, obviously it'll need a battery to start up before it can generate enough power to keep the car going otherwise it'd be a ridiculous idea.
will have to generate the power to operate it using a cycling machine located in the back of the car.
are you suggesting that the forward motion will spin the fan? in which case you have misunderstood my question, as I am questioning what will propel the car forward? the resource for powering cars forward is running out (petrol)
If you are thinking biomass derivatives this is also problematic as there is already a great issue with agriculture producing this at the expense of some foodcrops.
If you are thinking electrical powered cars, think again as this apparently causes enormous logistical headaches for electricity generation and distribution (also there is not necessarily enough for non car use) etc etc
I did not detect the nuance of your post I have now :D
problems and which might actually do some good.
Oh because it's cool.
Shut up world.
YOU HEAR THAT SCIENCE?
or imply that,
also this is not about research science as much as technological investment which will then fund science to go to help towards solve a particular range of problems that are specific to a rather purile goal.
There will never be enough excess funds to support all infinate possibilities of research.
It would be interesting to see what would have happened if research into solutions for malaria had had similar funding and resources thrown at it compared with that for motor cars (or similar consumer products)
Its a question of priorities
This isn't some small piece of science which may be relevant to a larger problem. This is the full solution to a problem which doesn't actually exist.
Many many valid smaller discoveries and technological advances are behind this project, I'll give you that, but this is an inappropriate application of those discoveries.
Oh but it is cool huh! Fifth Element yeah!
that would be when we finally fire a rocket at the moon and blow that cunt to pieces.
and the surfers who surf on those waves?
I've only ever unselfconciously sung love poems to the moon
the moon makes TIDES.
The surfers will have more consistency as to where the wave will be.
pretty certain the waves are caused a combination of boats / submarines / sealife.
you may be familiar with some of the stuff earlier on, but I learnt something from the later bits
cos road safety is a non-issue
spose google could try and fix war
- safe driving always
- no speeding
- no red light jumping
- economical driving built in by cars that talk to each other
- shorter gaps between cars means higher capacity roads
- removes the worst part of driving; human error
- means you can eat a 99 cone in the front seat whilst on the A515
optimum swerving route to cause minimal damage.......or maybe they will have introduced the 'self pothole filling road' by then. A perfect match for the new optimism powered smart cars.
and lock the doors and take them straight to chokey?
will the cars then exit the motorways next exit and race to intercept the villains
as the car drives towards a cliff...
customers who drove off cliffs also bought:
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