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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
I knew someone would get it.

It's perfectly true too.
Frank exists today. Many people service their own cars themselves and do a bad job. Your argument is weak.
post #22 of 28
Pff self driving cars. I need self getting myself up, a la Jetsons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VleD...ailpage#t=281s
    
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Computers and cars don't mix. Fine on their own, but I hate the modern obsession with crap like climate and traction control. I know when I'm hot thank you, and not having that crap means less to go wrong. It is just mostly useless stuff thrown in the options list and overpriced.
     
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Computers and cars don't mix. Fine on their own, but I hate the modern obsession with crap like climate and traction control. I know when I'm hot thank you, and not having that crap means less to go wrong. It is just mostly useless stuff thrown in the options list and overpriced.
Manual transmissions forever!
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The other thing is sat nav, it causes bad driving and crashes. I know how to read a map, its cheaper, you can always take it out of the car, nobody will break in to steal one, never loose signal, and tells you other things that satnavs miss too. My map even lists ancient burial mounds, I bet no tom tom does that.
Edited by alltoasters - 5/12/11 at 9:43am
     
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post #26 of 28
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They've had cars that drive themselves for years, its called a taxi.

As someone who loves driving, I can see why this would be great, but I wouldnt want a car that drives itself.
I thought taxi drivers drove taxi cars.
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post #27 of 28
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Frank exists today. Many people service their own cars themselves and do a bad job. Your argument is weak.
But usually they just break down when they do a poor job. There's a good chance that self driving cars will go bezerk or loose steering or something.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I think I'll keep driving myself, thank you. I've never understood some people's fascination with this technology. Before you know it we won't be allowed to drive anymore....
Technology could nearly eliminate the automobile accident. And while the car drives me to my next onsite appointment, I can then be spending my time working on my smartphone, be it email, remote access, or otherwise. Increased productivity man!

The big advantage I'm expecting for the future of transportation is that with a fully automated roadway we can eliminate stop lights and other useless infrastructures. As well as increase the speeds at which cars move and the speed that intersections can sort traffic at.
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