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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i called it ... its on its way :(

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/tech-15749651/test-driving-the-google-car-22403930

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/tech-15749651/test-driving-the-google-car-22406387



     
  2. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    You spent WAY too much time on that post for a topic that's last weeks news :D


    How we feel about driving/internal combustion engines is the same way old folks feel about muscle cars, carburetors, and all that jazz. it's just natural evolution of things. Doesn't mean we have to submit to it.... there will be plenty of cars that DON'T drive them selves well into the end of our lifetimes.
     
  3. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    The first time one of these driverless cars has a break down and kills a family that will be all she wrote.
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    People don't take care of their cars now. You think this system would work with no upkeep and abuse?
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    great, a car that will drive itself. now all i need is a dick that will suck itself.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    We need cars that take care of themselves.
     
  7. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ive seen that movie, it doesnt end well for the fleshy people.
     
  8. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    No, that's what I am saying. The first time a driverless car kills somebody it will be all but a dream of the past.
     
  9. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I dunno. Plenty of cars driven by people have killed people. They haven't done away with that yet.
     
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    That's like saying if someone's brakes ever fail, they'll have to outlaw brakes. Or if someones steering column/drive by wire fails, they'll outlaw those. Or if someones tire goes flat, we'll have to use solid tires.

    The only difference is that all of those were invented before our bullshit court system allowed idiots to sue over everything instead of accepting the responsibilities and risks that come with every facet of life.
    Thank you, U.S. Justice System, for making progress impossible, and absolving our citizens of all personal responsibility, your efforts will do more to cripple this country than anything else.
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    It also will not be a system where you sit down and tell the car to drive you home. It's a glorified cruise control that requires an attentive operator at all times. Will people abuse it? Sure, just like cruise control, some asshole will set his car to autopilot and fall asleep. And when the car crashes, will he be absolved of responsibility? No. He decided to use a system for something it was not designed for, he bears the blame for the consequences.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    i would love to have a self driving car. party all i want and not get a dui.
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    It will never happen. Nobody will design a system that takes the operator completely out of the equation. Too much liability.
     
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    the only way it could happen is if 100% of cars were like this. however, this is what cabs are for. $30 is far cheaper than a night in jail.
     
  15. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    I was just like everyone here, loved cars, blew my money on them constantly, went to the track, sat in parking lots, talked to grease monkeys about which bolts they were going to turn next, etc., however no longer having to drive has been one of the most freeing things ive ever experienced.

    Ill never buy another car until I absolutely have to... and if/when I do i'd love it if it did the driving for me.

    Automate away, just dont track where I go and how often I go there...

    ...fuck. :ph34r:
     
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    talk about stress relief. i take the bus to work. and i hate hate hate public transpo. but man, not dealing with traffic, paying for parking, gas, etc. it's been a huge relief.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Subway > Bus.

    We need moar subways.

    Especially teh footlongz.

    Everybody loves a footlong!
     
  18. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe, but I see a fundamental difference between a component of a car breaking with a driver interacting, and a car driving itself malfunctioning. This isn't just a single part failing, and I know I wouldn't want to trust my life in a vehicle that a thinking person isn't in control of.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Even the cars in iRobot could be manually driven . . .
     
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    That's the thing, nobody is going to market a "car that driving itself". That would mean they would accept liability when it fails.
     
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