Fully driverless car tests in California could start in April

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dealmaker, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. dealmaker


    Fully driverless car tests in California could start in April
    Automakers testing their self-driving cars on California roads might be able to go fully autonomous as soon as April, according to the state's DMV. Instead of putting someone behind the wheel to take over in certain circumstances, such as when the self-driving system isn't working as well as it should, the companies will be required to link their cars to remote operators. Those remote drivers' job is to keep an eye on multiple cars and to take over their controls if and when needed.(Engadget)
  2. lylec305


    cool, volvo, nissan and tesla, i'm sure others, have stage 2 available for sale right now. Here are the stages. I'm holding off for stage 4 to buy next car.
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  3. On the other hand, a well-working automated system could cut down accidents completely or even altogether. The operative word here being "well-working".
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  4. lylec305


    And it will stop a lot of idiots from driving. And we all know, there are plenty of them. Can't wait...
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  5. Even better, it will stop drunk drivers. Those are an absolute menace.
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  7. elderado


    California is so progressive.


    So as not to be outdone by all the redneck, hillbilly, and Texan jokes, somebody had to come up with this, you know you're from California if:

    1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

    2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

    3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.

    4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.

    5. You can't remember . . .is pot illegal?

    6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

    7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

    8. You can't remember . . . .is pot illegal?

    9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.

    10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

    11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney----------- really IS George Clooney.

    12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

    13. You can't remember . . . .is pot illegal?

    14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."

    15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers.

    16. Or it's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

    17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????

    18. Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers and cosmetic surgeons.

    19. The Terminator was your governor.

    20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one.
  8. dealmaker


    SF Motors begins autonomous vehicle testing on US roads
    As it prepares to introduce its first vehicle this month, Chinese startup SF Motors has begun to test its autonomous vehicle technology on California and Michigan roads. The EV maker, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Sokon Motors, obtained a permit to test self-driving cars from the California Department of Motor vehicles in December.(Automotive News)
  9. dealmaker


    Rage against the self-driving machine in California streets
    Autonomous vehicles are not immune to road rage, based on accident reports filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Of the seven crashes involving autonomous vehicles reported so far this year, two involved people angrily attacking Chevrolet Bolts that were being tested on the streets of San Francisco.(Automotive News)