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Old 01-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Just been listening to CBC radio where people are predicting our future.
One distressing topic is "driver-less cars". Great advantages for commuters, but to be totally successful, people would not be allowed to drive their own cars.
Google has already run several vehicles thousands of miles over public roads without incident.
The expectation by the professor is that we may not be allowed to drive within a decade.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Hi: gbaglo... Looks like I'll be retiring just in time... although "driver-less cars" can't be any worse than some driver driven ones!!!
I wonder how good they'd be at backing up a trailer tho? Alf
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If I don't get my Escape soon, I'll be forced to ride in it while the tow vehicle drives itself down the road. Maybe Reece had best be planning seat belts in the trailer? We may have to rethink which end gets the best windows and bed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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I was wondering if the car would remember to hook up the safety chains. I'm also trying to imagine the government trying to force everybody in North America to replace their vehicle with a new one.
Got to keep the source in mind; a university professor.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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Back in the seventies they were predicting that we'd be driving flying cars by the turn of the century ................

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Old 01-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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Back in the late fifties/early sixties they were predicting humans would start evolving without thumbs ..... imagine how hard it would be to text !
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Back in the late fifties/early sixties they were predicting humans would start evolving without thumbs ..... imagine how hard it would be to text !
Hmmm.

Maybe that's why hitch-hiking fell out of favor?
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By nature humans are control freeks, a interesting idea but a long way away if ever in my opinion. Its alot more likely that the evoluntion of safety fail safes built into cars to asssit with safety, the only down side is this would enable the "poor" drivers to slip into being even worse because they are "protected" by all these safety features.
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The drivers here are so busy texting and phoning that they can't be bothered to look at the roadd. What we need is a mass transit system so attractive that people would want to ride it, leaving the road open for people who don't mind paying attention to driving.
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Honestly, I wouldn't mind driver-less cars during normal rush hour times. Zero accidents would mean I'd get home a WHOLE lot sooner.
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