What is the Point ??

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What is the Point ??

Post by Magic8Ball » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:14 pm

Driverless cars .......isn't that a contradiction in itself ? :evil: Watched some news on these things and it was showing some **** on the internet and he was saying the kids can play games on the way etc etc

What happened to good old driving and taking in the sights en route :wink:
I spy with my little eye and all that ........ :wink:
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Post by readyboy61 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:16 pm

Its a load of ******** inst it, sure if the traffic is crap on the motorway or in town fine let the car do its thing, but the rest of the time enjoy the drive
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Post by Claushema » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:21 am

It appears that this current generation is not eating as much breakfast cereal as washing up a bowl and spoon is too much work (I actually read a study) so imagine how much work driving a car is. Pathetic.

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Post by maddison » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:14 pm

Magic8Ball wrote:Driverless cars .......isn't that a …….
Train !!!! ?

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Post by Magic8Ball » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:16 pm

maddison wrote:
Magic8Ball wrote:Driverless cars .......isn't that a …….
Train !!!! ?
Driverless trains.........coming your way soon :twisted:
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Post by Samba63 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:19 pm

And don't leave out the driverless lorries !!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35737104
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Post by Magic8Ball » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:03 am

Samba63 wrote:And don't leave out the driverless lorries !!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35737104
I had to check that wasn't printed on the 1st of April :wink: To avoid any accidents will we also have riderless cycles :wink:

Will all this highly desirable :? technology be available to all ? Will I be able to walk into my VW dealer and ask for a ' Driverless Box ' ? When I get home and I've read all the distructions can I plumb it into my HISTORIC VW and then type in the campsite I want to go to ? Will it then speed me off to the site distracting me with all forms of ' current ' paraphernalia so I arrive fresh and ready to camp staying in tune of course with the nearest satellite :wink:

If you answered NO to any of the above.....I don't want it :roll: I like getting lost, I like drinking beer, I like sitting round the fire freezing my you know whats off laughing and joking about the terrible journey to the site. When I'm behind my wheel with my little legs people think my Bus is Driverless anyway :wink: :D FFS who needs all this crap ...........U don't, I don't ..........goodnight.
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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:38 am

It is a worrying time, just another thing to go wrong. We already have self parking cars, I'd steer clear of them if I were you, manually of course.

Will we actually be sitting in the driverless car? Or do we send it on errands to the take away shop? And if we are in it, what happens when you get a couple of miles down the road and then 5H1T I forgot something. Am I still going to be able to kick myself as I won't be able to enjoy the frustration of doing an aggressive 3 point turn in the middle of the road and speed towards home. In the event of this happening are you going to rely on the car making the manoeuvre as quick as you think YOU could.

STUPID IDEA, and the only winners will be the car companies as they charge you when one of you 1500 onboard computers packs up.

STUPID RANT, who started this off? Must be a Welshman :roll: and little, their the ones who always start.

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Post by Magic8Ball » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:35 am

Saw one today...........no driver :wink:
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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:13 am

Are you sure it wasn't Warwick Davis driving????


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Post by e m p i » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:19 pm

Magic8Ball wrote:
maddison wrote:
Magic8Ball wrote:Driverless cars .......isn't that a …….
Train !!!! ?
Driverless trains.........coming your way soon :twisted:
Already here. London DLR has them, monitored via CCTV and on a very bid computer system in a warehouse. They're not even controlled remotely by a person, it's fully automated and the people in the control room just monitor them in case there's any problems or speed them up/slow them down to keep the intervals between them consistent. It's quite impressive in the control room and takes fewer people than you realise to run the system.

Seeing how most of the school run mums drive where I live I think it could be a good thing :wink:

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