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On the flip side here is an Interesting counter-argument presented on why self-driving cars may not be ready for a long, long time. http://observer.com/2016/02/why-driverless-cars-will-screech-to-a-halt/

Exert:

Same goes for planes. The hundreds of small decisions you make per flight aren't capable of being made by a computer right now. No doubt we'll have pilotless planes and driverless cars eventually, (hopefully I'll be flying a space ship by the time a computer fully takes my job) but I still think we're a ways off.
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Sorry, catching up over the last few pages. Didn't realize that the costs were THAT high for those routine things. Wonder if carmax sells them with a warranty haha. Could be a fun car to own for a year or two. I'm unfortunately too fiscally minded to ever get something that insane though.

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I want an EV1 confused.gif

Joking aside, the documentary is great.
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I forget the name of the company, but there is a start-up out in California that is working on an interesting concept built around self-driving cars. It's a membership service that sends you a self-driving car on demand or at regularly scheduled times. Where the concept really starts to get compelling is that you will also be able to choose the type of vehicle you want based on needs. Want to pick up some new furniture from Ikea? Ask for a self-driving truck or SUV. Have a date or client you want to impress? Luxury vehicles will be available. There are a lot of possibilities here and since you don't own the vehicles they will drive off when done so you wouldn't even need a garage or parking place. No dealing with maintenance either. If they can pull it off, I see no reason something like this couldn't take off.

is that start-up named Uber?

Because last I checked, they are ready to ditch their paid driver force the second the technology is available...
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is that start-up named Uber?

Because last I checked, they are ready to ditch their paid driver force the second the technology is available...

Thankfully Travis and Elon aren't the best of friends.
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is that start-up named Uber?

Because last I checked, they are ready to ditch their paid driver force the second the technology is available...

Uber is pushing this technology hard behind the scenes. I suspect they will be one of the largest R&D spends in the field if they aren't already.

I frankly can't wait. I hate commuting and am fine with giving up fun driving for the convenience - but I often get carsick when chauffeured, so that is the only part I won't like.
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Thankfully Travis and Elon aren't the best of friends.


Ramu on that first name basis

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Ramu on that first name basis

The lowkey flexing just screams insecurity.
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Ramu on that first name basis

I never understood pontifications
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Well, most of the time it's more for their benefit the yours - so you don't tread on ego.

And SFs favorite word - tradition. Respect your elders!
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is that start-up named Uber?

I was let to believe they are called local cab company.
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In the Outback, I have lane assist and emergency braking but both can be turned off/on.  Emergency braking is on by default but lane assist is off by default but can be turned on.  The worst part about emergency braking is that when someone cuts in the car beeps like crazy and applies some brake when the situation is manageable but I understand that the computer isn't adaptive in learning situations where it may not be warranted.

 

Adaptive cruise control is nice for road trips but one aspect is annoying.  It happens on 4 lane highways (2 going in the same direction) where a slow semi-truck is in the right lane and people cut into the left lane to pass.  If I am in the left lane with adaptive cruise control on, it will keep a distance from the cars cutting over thus lowering my speed and allowing more cars the room to merge in.  If this was a rare occurrence during highway driving that is one thing but this is a very common occurrence and thus very annoying.

 

Overall I feel the driving aides are good to have but the option to turn them off is a must.  

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I think I mite be getting this JCW 😅
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The worst part about emergency braking is that when someone cuts in the car beeps like crazy and applies some brake when the situation is manageable but I understand that the computer isn't adaptive in learning situations where it may not be warranted..  
This sums up how I feel about this stuff. I am sure that radar+computer brain will react faster than me in emergency situations, but having control of the vehicle suddenly and violently wrested from you can't be a good feeling, and might even be worse.

For example, if someone pulls out in front of me and stops, while I'm at speed and being closely followed, will the computer do as I would and perform an emergency lane change to avoid the car in front? Or will it slam on the brakes and cause the car behind me to initiate a 3-car pileup?

Also, we get cut off on the highways all the time, and an alert, competent driver will usually see it coming and/or be able to safely avoid. If the car makes all that racket every time, then it will just freak me out even more (and make me drive right back to the dealership to sell it)
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I think I mite be getting this JCW 😅

Honestly feel like you'll barely drive the thing once your GT4 cums in.
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