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 Post subject: Driverless Cars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:57 pm 
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.....on the roads of the uk by the end of the year !
Well that's gonna be a great success :wink: Defies Logic !
Pass me that insurance claim :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Maybe Windows users might be less keen on this than Mac users. Imagine a "blue screen of death" moment happening, doing 70 on the motorway... or to stop the car you have to click the start button first.

Still, I suppose today we check oil and water before a journey and one day we'll check the car's anti-virus scanner instead. I presume every car will have its own internet IP address.


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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:51 pm 
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haha - i remember heading down to a confetence in Regensburg in 1997 - Bavaria - ish - he was preenting too - he was driving - 500 hundred miles in five hours in an absolute deluge - he took his hands off the wheel, put them behind his back and said - 'the car knows more than me - it's better to not try and control it' - i shat meself.......
also when i seen the hawks in the astoria about ten years ago i was making it back to the airport the next day - the bloke i asked when i seen no driver said 'its computerised' - terra firma for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:54 pm 
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Despite the appalling state of many human drivers, this still sounds like as absolute disaster to me.

File with: automated supermarket checkouts, predictive texting etc.

"Unexpected item in driving area."

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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i am a robot - i will obey


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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:28 am 
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Even the information processing power of the brain of a bad driver is way beyond that of a computer. The human ability of 'thinking outside the box' is what saves us from many hazards. For example - I had a badger run out just feet in front of me and there was time to brake. Would a computer have taken evasive action and choose to hit the oncoming vehicle or put me in the hedge. Humans have the ability to make split second judgement calls based on experience and all other factors. The badger wasn't insured either!

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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Brainless Drivers:

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Sukhvinder was driving his 40ft. dump truck across the Burlington Skyway bridge with the box elevated last Thursday.
I doubt his insurance company will pay for this mess.
Luckily no one was killed.

http://www.canada.com/Truck+crash+closes+Burlington+Skyway+bridge/10080083/story.html

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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Now let's see, only one crashed ? How bloody idiotic is that !
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35692845


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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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I will never be a passenger in a
computer/robotic-controlled vehicle.
When it is no longer affordable to maintain
an "antique" automobile, I shall ride my Indian,
bicycle, or walk. Theres the Segway if I'm feeling
lazy ! :wink: It's not that I am afraid to ride robotic,
rather it's my way of saying my piece to the
technocrats who are aiding and abetting the
thieves stealing our freedom. same reason
I don't use twitter.
........I've a rather good memory, you see.....
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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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"I shall ride my Indian"...

Chief or Scout Vik???

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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voilodian ghagnasdiak wrote:"I shall ride my Indian".

Chief or Scout Vik???...........end quote//


I haven't decided yet, VG ! :-)
I don't own a bike at the moment.
I dream in my sleep on a frequently recurring basis, which tells me it won't be long now

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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So this is the real motivation for the move towards licencing driverless technology, eh? .......

"Driverless lorries to be trialled in UK"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35737104

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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One thing that I heard about driver less cars that I don't understand is that apparently you are not going to be allowed in charge of one drunk !!! surely that is the one good thing about the driver less thing that you could get driven back from the pub after you'd had a few drinks. If you are stone cold sober journeys are so boring you might as well just drive.

Personally I don't think driver less cars would be safe unless all cars were driverless . and that I can't say I totally trust the state would know where you'd travelled to every journey.

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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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Yep it's all coming home to roost now, as predicted.
Stoopid stupid dumb & dangerous idea. Cooked up by think tanks of the virtual bullshittity throwaway garbage culture world that we all find ourselves in.
Now there's a rant !


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 Post subject: Re: Driverless Cars
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I'm waiting for the first court case of an over-amorous couple being found in flagrante delicto while 'in charge' of a driverless vehicle - it'll probably have been streamed live online as well knowing our modern culture! :wink:

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