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    Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    I thought this article was interesting.

    Self-driving cars get closer every day, but won't hit you

    I was thinking about all the accidents that happen because people fall asleep at the wheel. If you had a system that could wake you up because it detected you weren't driving correctly that could save a lot of lives. I've also seen commercials for cars that have systems that alert you if your eyes close for too long.

    I talked once to a truck driver that fell asleep at the wheel and said that he woke up with the clutch pedal stuck in his face. There were a bunch of accidents near where I live caused by people falling asleep at the wheel. Cal Trans redid the shoulders of the highway not too long ago and put bumps in the shoulder so that when you start to drive on the shoulder there is the bumping sensation that will hopefully wake up drivers falling asleep.
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    Most vehicle accidents are due to operator error. A safe, self-driving car would take a HUGE bite out of accidents.
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Most vehicle accidents are due to operator error. A safe, self-driving car would take a HUGE bite out of accidents.
    Possibly. I wouldn't bet my life on it, though. I would want at least one driver to accompany me so they can take the wheel while I sleep.

    I think a better idea would be to make it so that I can easily pass control of the vehicle to the guy/girl sitting next to me without having to pull over and switch seats with him/her.
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    sounds like a train to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonman239 View Post
    Possibly. I wouldn't bet my life on it, though. I would want at least one driver to accompany me so they can take the wheel while I sleep.

    I think a better idea would be to make it so that I can easily pass control of the vehicle to the guy/girl sitting next to me without having to pull over and switch seats with him/her.
    Getting tired is not something that usually happens in a second that you would need such a quick switch. Is pulling over for a minute to switch really that big of a problem?

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    I believe Audi are designing one with a special tail gating option.
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    I believe Audi are designing one with a special tail gating option.
    What so it locks on to the Car in front moves to within a couple of meters and essentially copies whatever moves it does, or is that the Stalking option?
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    oops double post !!!
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    Quote Originally Posted by baja_yu View Post
    Getting tired is not something that usually happens in a second that you would need such a quick switch. Is pulling over for a minute to switch really that big of a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    I believe Audi are designing one with a special tail gating option.
    That's the one that deploys a grill, brauts, and a keg at the press of a button, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moti barski View Post
    sounds like a train to me
    Dang it, I never expected you to hit the nail on the head!

    If all you want to do is doze off, why not take the train instead? Or bus?

    It's just another ploy to make the cars pricier!

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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    There have been cars that drive them selves for ages. They're called Taxis.

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    I'd take the train if I could, but in the US, there are very few of them.
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    Re: Self Driving Cars Now Possible

    Actually driverless mining trucks have been deployed for a while now at certain mines. Rio Tinto are moving on driverless trains in Western Australia.

    Oh and vw have a car that will reverse park itself, an instant requirement for the ladies imho.
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