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Originally Posted by da tick 07 View Post

I don't get how this will ever be possible. There are people who are going to drive their old muscle cars for many many years to come. The way I see it, it is either all or nothing with the autonomous cars because if they were ALL computer controlled, the speed limit could be increased(obviously different gear ratios and probably 10 speeds to increase economy) and we would get everywhere quicker save a lot of gas. Now you can't stick user driven cars in the middle of cars going 120mph on the highway. Also, people who can't afford new cars would be **** out of luck in this scenario.
*This is speaking in terms of fully autonomous cars not just automatic breaking
Would much rather see autonomous personal helicopters thumb.gif
I'd honestly be pretty afraid of getting into an autonomous car that goes 120mph to get to school. It'd feel like a roller coaster ride. I'm not afraid of roller coasters, but having that experience every day to and from school doesn't sound fun.
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post #212 of 299
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Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

NO THANK YOU.

The last enjoyment I have is this damn world is driving my car around town however I like. This has government regulations written ALL OVER IT.

Hello software enforced speed limits.


Ya but if it's all done by computers then speed limits could probable be a lot higher
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Ya but if it's all done by computers then speed limits could probable be a lot higher
Speed's no fun if you're not in control.
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post #214 of 299
This article has an extreme title. I don't want to make any personal judgments, but the weight of this "speculation" is the same as claiming that today you don't need a pilots licence to ride an airliner, or a driver's licence to be a passenger in a taxi or bus, or that you can own a car without being a licensed driver.

In other words if you don't drive/fly it, you don't need a licence to ride in...dah...
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Speed's no fun if you're not in control.
Every drug addict would argue otherwise.
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the idea of automated cars is stupid. very stupid. we will all be like the people in that movie wall-e. fat, stupid, lazy tards . sorry but I still would like to have actual hard working people instead of blobs sitting around on their automated cars.
Yeah because cars have always required a high level of fitness to drive.

fat%20lady%20driver.jpg
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A drivers license would be more like how a concealed carry license is with guns. Achievable, but requires more classes and money than just an average license to purchase and own/operate.

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I would like the option of having my car drive me home. Could speed to the pub, and ride home ****faced.
    
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post #219 of 299
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I don't mind all the horrible drivers being driven around one bit, but I will be driving myself forever.

Ditto. I've seen nearly 20 close calls this week from people texting and driving alone.

I'd consider one if I had to drive 50+ miles daily in stop and go traffic, though. Without being in control of the car myself I'd feel really nervous riding in it.
A robot car won't be able to detect a semi 500 feet away about to run through a red light going 80 MPH with a full load. <- I've actually seen this happen twice in person in the last few years, makes you wonder how the hell they got their license.

If I can just grab the wheel and control the car instantly it'd be different, if you're locked out I'd never buy one. Just how I'll never own a car that shuts off and locks the gas petal from you when you lose the slightest bit of traction.
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These people around here seem to have a sense of entitlement, and are very smug and don't hesitate to pass you in the right lane and give you the finger, even if you're going 72-75 in a 70. It's absolutely horrid.
Again, I'm not sure if it's just something that the German method of getting a license instills in drivers, or if it really is some genetic thing that makes us good drivers (there are, of course, exceptions to this rule).
Nice claim of being a superior driver while breaking the law and being inconsiderate to fellow motorists. Doesn't matter how fast you are going, "Stay right except to pass" is the law in most all states. In your more recent post, how did the person pass you on the right if you were in the left lane passing traffic? Clearly there was an open and free-flowing right hand lane if you were passed by someone in it.

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I'd honestly be pretty afraid of getting into an autonomous car that goes 120mph to get to school. It'd feel like a roller coaster ride. I'm not afraid of roller coasters, but having that experience every day to and from school doesn't sound fun.

Shortly after their invention, when bicycles were becoming more mainstream, people worried about the effects of such high speeds on the human body. When you travel at 120mph everyday you will get used to it and it will be like traveling at 75mph which no one really flinches at now.
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