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Old 02-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Self Driving Car (no joke)

Yup like the title says ...

a self driving car
by who else???


GOOGLE.

When The Car Is The Driver
by steve henn

This week the state of Nevada finalized new rules that will make it possible for robotic self-driving cars to receive their own special driving permits. It's not quite driver's licenses for robots but it's close.

The other day I went for a spin in a robotic car. This car has an $80,000 cone-shaped laser mounted on its roof. There are radars on the front, back and sides. Detailed maps help it navigate.

Do people notice it's a self-driving car and gawk?

"We get a lot of thumbs up," says Anthony Levandowski, one of the leaders of Google's self-driving car project. "People drive by and then they wave. I wish they would keep their eyes on the road."



http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcons...er?ft=1&f=1003
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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There is actually a whole fleet of them and they have made it out of CA and have been spotted all across the country. Crazy, huh?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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That's cool.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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can you say "designated designated driver" LOL
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #5
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Kinda scary but pretty cool!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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im scared, next thing you know the terminator will be at our door
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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Vey cool indeed.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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It would sure making smoking cigars while driving much easier!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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It would sure making smoking cigars while driving much easier!
only if it can be a humidor too,

Wait i have a question if the car is speeding who gets the ticket, the passenger, or the owner?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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The Autonomous Self-Driving Car Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 2012. Human decisions are removed from automotive driving operations. Google Car begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug...
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #11
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at least it dosent control the worlds nukes
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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at least it dosent control the worlds nukes
Or does it?



Robots are fueling cars too.


http://www.core77.com/blog/technolog...tstop_9207.asp



And the androids are here too:

http://my.opera.com/Mysticmaster/blo...he-robonaut-r2
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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Default Re: Self Driving Car (no joke)

While I think it's a cool concept. The alarmist in me wonders about legal ramifications when an accident does happen.

Also, am I the only one who thinks this is not too far off from the people in Wall-E?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: Self Driving Car (no joke)

Pretty cool, but it is a little scary when a minor breakdown or software crash could kill you and others.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: Self Driving Car (no joke)

Cars have been working to drive them selves for years, through darpa's challenge.

Urban Challenge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iktz3_37Uiw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xibw...eature=related (long 37min)

Grand Challenge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2AcMnfzpNg (a few parts)

good stuff
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #16
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You're in a Johnny Cab...

Hope you enjoy the ride!
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #17
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What a trip! this could make traveling with the wife more fun....
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #18
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If I get one can i drink my $160,000.00 scotch while it drives me around???????
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Default Re: Self Driving Car (no joke)

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Pretty cool, but it is a little scary when a minor breakdown or software crash could kill you and others.
Way less likely than human error.

Consider how a 747 can land itself.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #20
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What's the point? Lazy @ss humans!!!
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