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Self-driving cars could lead to mobile brothels

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Nov 8, 2018
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  1. Self-driving cars are going to revolutionize personal transportation and influence a number of seemingly unrelated industries. I’ve touched on the impending chain reaction of cause and effect that’s poised to play out in the coming years but never did I consider the possibility that autonomous vehicles might enable mobile brothels.

    Researchers from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford in a study titled “Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism” explore how the deployment of CAVs (connected autonomous vehicles) will affect the hospitality industry.

    Specifically, the researchers believe pay-per-hour hotel rooms could be replaced by CAVs. Publicaly shared CAVs will likely deter passengers from having sex or doing drugs through the use of surveillance but those measures could be disabled. In private CAVs, however, it wouldn’t be an issue.

    The researchers liken it to Amsterdam’s Red Light District “on the move.”

    This is just one of many scenarios that you could follow on this path. General hotel usage could also decline as some may find it more affordable or convenient to rent a car overnight and sleep in it. Furthermore, it’s not inconceivable that people in areas where housing comes at a premium could live inside of their cars overnight as they mindlessly roam the streets.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 596   +434

    Lol yes, complete with futuristic hologram butler.
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,542   +2,856

    They already have mobile brothels in Japan. They also have trucks with one way mirrors on all 4 walls so it looks like you are out in public instead of in the back of a van. Some people like exhibitionism.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,231   +1,666

    As usual the adult industry is the first to use bleeding edge technology and bring in to the mainstream market :D
    senketsu and Jeff Re like this.
  5. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 640   +241

    "Self-driving cars could lead to mobile brothels"

    Wishful thinking?
    Theinsanegamer and Whippets like this.
  6. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TechSpot Staff Posts: 594   +579

    Feels on Wheels™
  7. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    I thought I read an article talking about how the porn industry was the first and just about the only ones to make use of the "Different Angle" functionality when DVD's first came out. I almost feel bad for those pay by the hour motels out there. Sorry for your luck.
  8. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Maniac Posts: 320   +220

    Facebook seems to be pushing prostitution and live video stripping. They have $ symbol on their chat that says pay person lol. Now I see why many young sluts and my ex have so many "clients" on Facebook.
  9. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,450   +1,620

    Those mobile brothels will be great when they slam into a stopped car because the computer F*d up again.

    Perhaps we should master "drive in straight line without hitting anything" before proclaiming that self driving cars are the future? For gods sake self driving cars are STILL confused by bushes! That was happening to the DARPA contestants back in 2005! You'd think that, in 13 years with computers being ridiculously powerful now, we could teach them to ignore bushes.

    But yeah, these machines that panic over shrubbery are TOTALLY going to have mobile brothels. Absolutely /s.
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,721   +1,135

    Way to look at the bigger picture
  11. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 640   +241

    Who can ignore the bush? Sometimes it's there, these days, often times it's not.
  12. lexster

    lexster TS Booster Posts: 82   +52

    Clearly I'm not the only one who saw this coming, no pun intended.

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