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BMW Builds a Self-Driving Car — That Drifts

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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    god damnit BMW :(
    The ultimate self-driving machine

    BMW Builds a Self-Driving Car — That Drifts | Autopia | Wired.com

    BMW M235i drifts itself during CES demo - YouTube
     
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    life is going to suck soon
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Dear BMW:

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    I sure as hell don't want human-controlled driving outlawed or anything, but being able to sit and watch a movie during your commute, or go to sleep in your car at night in one state, and wake up in the morning in another? You've got to admit that sounds useful.

    You could put a dent in air travel... Use those otherwise-wasted night hours for moving yourself around while you sleep, only waking up for gas.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    How freaky would it be to get passed by a guy who's snoring? But think about insurance fraud? Pull out in front of an automated vehicle. The driver didn't override because he was asleep or reading the paper. We can't get the accelerator on a Prius right, you think we're ready for cars that take car of everything?


    I have trouble sleeping in the car anyway. But, that's probably just my lack of trust in any human being that isn't me though.
     
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    I definitely don't expect it to work well enough for sleeping for at least a few decades, but the end game will be pretty sweet. Provided they don't actually outlaw human-driving in the process.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I'd rather high speed tubes or Scotty beaming me from A to B.
     
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    entry into D1GP just got a whole lot easier.

    finally, JR will have some competition lol
     
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    Meh I still think drifting is gay.
     
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    :shrug:

    it's fun to do and watch a few clips of.
     
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    Definitely, but at the end of the day its about getting around the track the fastest. Drifting is just fossil fuel guzzling 4000lb ballerinas making their way around a closed course.
     
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    is figure skating about getting around the rink as fast as possible? no, it's about style and judging.

    same concept really.


    and less crazy Russian skater bitches
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Figure skating is just ballet with ice skates :p
     
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