Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stevethrower, May 29, 2012.
Once skynet is up and running this will no longer be a problem
The whole notion of traveling somewhere other than sightseeing/exploring is getting real old and retarded.
Right. Because no one needs to get to work, or travel for any reason.
In the future, there is no need for doctors.
Pffft, 19 feet apart. It should be 19 inches apart to maximize the draft.
So these "slave" cars mimic a lead car? What happens if the driver in the lead car crashes?
19 feet. Never work here. Some asshole will
pull into that space. Hell, they try and do it when
the space is 2 feet smaller than their cars.
Relaxation, followed by shock and alarm, and then injury and/or death.
Didn't they test them a few years ago in the California desert or something?
I'd like to take a ride in one of these:
The DOT will probably force some sort of lighting or signal to mark which vehicles are running in the train, and make it a moving violation if caught interfering with the train.
I can only imagine what Massholes will do to these trains on the highway.
Those were Google's self driving cars.
...and that was several weeks ago.
noo asshats..it was a year or two ago...sensors in the road......I think Ford did it?
It was Google. There was a thread on it here a year ago.
...and it just won approval a couple weeks ago.
I swear to COW it was in the news 4 or 5 years ago..and it wasn't Google.....It was on one of the science shows on TLC, google might have bought it out.
As someone that doesn't even like automatic transmissions, I don't like the looks of this.....
Eh. They've been testing this stuff in one form or the other for a fairly long time. Virginia Tech built a Smart Road back in '99/2000 that had sensors built into the road, both for robot cars and for testing road conditions.
People have been playing around with various auto-drive systems for years. The technology isn't really all that startling: it's just getting over the regulatory hurdles and easing the public's fears.
Yeah that was on a baja off-road track. They've also been testing this one.
Caltrans has been using a system in the Sierras that automatically guides their plows in heavy snowstorms using magnets embedded in the roadway. According to this article, it's been in service since 2000.
I remember years ago (probably around 2000-2002) hearing about tests on a freeway in California of that same system, and seeing video of 3-4 cars in a convoy. Interesting to see that it actually got used for something.