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Google tests cars that drive themselves

By Archean
Oct 10, 2010
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  1. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    the day that my car decides to drive itself is the day i get on a motorcycle...

    lol @ the computer getting infected, i can see it now "driver slams into tree after Googlemobile downloads virus with OS update" :haha:
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Whats the big deal about?
    cars have had auto pilot for years....or as some call it, cruise control...geeez :rolleyes:
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,060   +76

    Well red, would you get in a plane without a pilot (i.e. totally ran by computers) knowingly ?
     
  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    haha red... sarcasm at it's finest
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90


    I don't believe I would Arc, have to have someone there in case the system (no matter how redundant) goes down.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,833   +925

    Actually, it would be nice to have someone, or some thing, driving the car. Most of the a**holes out their are too busy texting, or running their yaps on the phone, to worry where they're going.

    It does bespeak the level of incompetence of the current crop of "drivers", that we're building cars that can parallel park themselves.

    Believe it or not, I learned to do it, with manual steering, not that new-fangled power BS.

    The only thing that's good for, is so you can catch a b*** j** and not accidentally tramp down on the gas pedal at the "height of the festivities".
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    ahh......I sure miss my 77' Granada....
     
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,060   +76

    I remember someone commenting about this car 'car's which drives themselves were invented long time ago .......... they are called taxis'.

    I think it was late last year, when a European car company (known for its focus on safety) tested a computer controlled braking system ........... guess what happened; during the test the car rammed into a standing truck.
     
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Yeah, that was Volvo i think.

    Nobody's gunna trust a car with no driver, are they?...Hell, come to think of it, most accidents are caused by driver error, so removing the "driver" from the equation might not be a bad idea :haha:
     
  10. eek

    eek TS Rookie Posts: 18

    at least they'll start going into bad neighborhoods now...
     
     


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