Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Discussion > Science and Technology

Science and Technology Science and Technology Forum - For topics and discussions about the sciences and technology


Thanks Tree9Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 12th, 2018, 11:14 AM   #1
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Between everywhere
Posts: 29,155
GM says itís mass-producing cars without steering wheels

The future is 2019.

Quote:
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.

The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no human backup drivers.

GM’s Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won’t have a backup driver in 2019. The location of the service has not been revealed.

GM spokesman Kevin Kelly says the first of the autonomous Chevrolet Bolts is being tested. He says the company isn’t announcing how many will be made.


https://apnews.com/97c35face2654dda9...am=top-stories
RNG is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 11:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
imaginethat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Slope, Colorado
Posts: 59,360
The day a computer that never crashed is produced is the day I might consider getting in one of the cars, but not before.

Can you f**king imagine sitting there and seeing your steering wheel-less car heading right for another car or worse?

Thanks from Sabcat
imaginethat is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 11:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
imaginethat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Slope, Colorado
Posts: 59,360
I like to drive.
Thanks from Sabcat and Hollywood
imaginethat is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 12:12 PM   #4
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Between everywhere
Posts: 29,155
How many computer crashes are there compared to abject human brain-fade?
RNG is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 12:38 PM   #5
Mayor of Realville
 
webguy4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,601
This seems like a bad idea
webguy4 is online now  
Old January 12th, 2018, 01:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 10,710
This technology will save thousands of lives every year.
And it makes the car as a service replace the car as an asset.
It's huge boost to the economy when they get this in place.
The big application that you don't yet, is limited access highways, no drivers allowed, where cars can average 150 mph on a trip, Boston to New York in a little over an hour, door to door. While you nap, or work or watch a movie....
goober is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 02:26 PM   #7
Mayor of Realville
 
webguy4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,601
I live in Michigan. How could a robot car read a snow covered road? How does a robot car know the difference between between a child/animal in the road and litter? I have a horseshoe drive, if there is a car in front can the robot know it can back out? There are many human judgements to be made when driving on snow or ice , how will a robot handle that? Can a robot even tell if a road is icy? Can a robot rock a vehicle to get unstuck?

Can a robot know when a line of cars is a funeral procession? Can a robot know when to give up on an obstruction and turn around? Can a robot tell when a road is flooded? Can a robot see deer on the side of the road and slow down? What will a robot do about deer in the road? When robot cars are at 4 ways stops crossing path with a human driver, how does one vehicle wave the other thru?

Can a robot vehicle plan a route to avoid left turns?

When a robot screws up, who pays the ticket?
webguy4 is online now  
Old January 12th, 2018, 04:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Hollywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Memphis, Tn.
Posts: 21,839
They can do what they want. I won't drive one.
Hollywood is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 04:30 PM   #9
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Between everywhere
Posts: 29,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
They can do what they want. I won't drive one.
I honestly believe we are not that long from the time that your only other choice will be to stay home.
RNG is offline  
Old January 12th, 2018, 04:34 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Hollywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Memphis, Tn.
Posts: 21,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNG View Post
I honestly believe we are not that long from the time that your only other choice will be to stay home.
There will always be enough people that actually enjoy driving to provide a market for "manual" cars.
Thanks from Sabcat and Marcus Livius
Hollywood is offline  
Reply

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Discussion > Science and Technology

Tags
cars, itís, massproducing, steering, wheels



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
President Obama Launches Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee ď2.0Ē The White House The White House 0 September 26th, 2013 11:20 AM
Democrats in Congress: The Wheels Are Coming Off intangible child Political Talk 2 June 23rd, 2007 03:34 AM
The wheels are definitely falling off... hevusa Political Talk 0 April 5th, 2006 07:43 PM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.