[quote]Fat Bastard. wrote:
Google is now experimenting with cars which drive themselves in traffic. Fucking awesome if they can pull it off. The claim that their cars have driven several thousands of miles including CA-1 and busy streets like Lombard st in SF.
It would be cool if I can just sit and read stuff (or post more random shit like this) while my car negotiates the annoying rush hour traffic! [/quote]
Or… just maybe… I’d drive my own fucking car. I hate all these new cars which parallel park themselves etc… it just brings upon worse and worse drivers. People don’t know how to drive fucking cars now a days. I shouldn’t be the one complaining about this shit either I’m 21. [/quote]
Yeah, because people are always so fucking competent. I mean, hell, they never get drunk or sleepy or pay less attention than needed or anything. Most Americans are PERFECT fucking drivers who never hit a thing or person, right?
You might be a competent driver, and I know I’m a damn good driver too, but I trust a calculator to be a safer driver than most people in the tristate area. People are no more reliable than a calculator, you technophobe. You realize airplanes damn near fly themselves, right?[/quote]
Technophobe? I’m an studying engineer… The reason people suck at driving is because we dropped our standards to shit… and give a licence to anyone that shows up… Why do you think they make cars that can parallel park themselves… because the avg american thinks its to hard because they were never forced to learn how.
A plane and a car are not even comparable in the slightest. Also no technology is flawless(remember toyota last year)… it will glitch… or get bypassed/hacked like the other poster said. but I wasn’t going that far into the future. [/quote]
I “hack” my neighbors ABS system all the time. Its so easy, I just open my laptop and “hack” into wired components - and I’m glad you’re “an studying engineer.” Are you mad theres a Benz out there that will try to prevent you from hitting another car, too? I mean, these days fires near start themselves thanks to phosphorus - do you think its letting the weak survive, that only the strong who can use flint and steel should be able to get by?
World moves on man, parallel parking isn’t a skill you need to have mastered to have offspring.[/quote]
I wasn’t the one making the hacking point… that’s why I said that’s far in the future if anything as far as all the cars drive themselves etc…(even if they were joking its not hard to bypass the systems of these newer fully electronic cars…). And I said a studying engineer because it will be 3 more years before I get my stamp(hopefully :-)) and for that reason I don’t consider myself one.
I grew up in an automotive repair shop… I’ve seen a lot of stupid come through there… I’m sorry, maybe I’m different then you guys but I don’t like lazy… and a car that parallel parks themselves takes one lazy ass driver. A car that has to stop itself, takes someone that shouldn’t be driving in the first place. When I go over seas to visit my family… I see 90% of the population breaking traffic laws, and driving like crazy and all over the place… buti see far fewer accident.
I don’t like the newer cars… That’s it… I still drive my 1980 cj5 the majority of the time.