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Jacob
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Jacob   4/10/2014 12:06:09 AM
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"A connected car communicates with traffic lights, collects and analyzes data, and lets the driver know how fast he should drive to get the next light when it turns green. This can improve fuel economy by helping the driver optimize speed and avoid unnecessary stops"

Vijay, this will improve fuel efficiency or rash driving? I think it prompt the drivers for a rash driving inorder to cross the next signal before it turns red. Such driving can create more accidents too.

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SP   4/10/2014 12:03:23 PM
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Yes on paper this all looks real and quite possible. Connected car can save fuel. But in reality if the driver keeps driving after calculating to get the signal green, it can only lead to disaster. Even sometimes Google maps picks up the route that is in bad condition but considered shorter and what if there is no signal, you loose connection and end up spending more fuel.

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Jacob   4/11/2014 12:00:42 AM
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"Yes on paper this all looks real and quite possible. Connected car can save fuel. But in reality if the driver keeps driving after calculating to get the signal green, it can only lead to disaster. Even sometimes Google maps picks up the route that is in bad condition but considered shorter and what if there is no signal, you loose connection and end up spending more fuel."

SP, the thing is we are look for positive and best assumptions and calculations. But in real scenario, it can lead to certain other chaos like speed and rash driving, violating lane principles etc

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Adeniji Kayode   4/11/2014 3:43:58 AM
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@jacob, you are right on that . As our cars are becoming sophisticated day by day so also drivers need to become more careful and knowledgeable about dependency on electronics influencing their decision- making. we are in the era of " machine- supported human race" and no going back.

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Adeniji Kayode   4/11/2014 4:05:43 AM
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@SP, Well, that still shows that the best computer still remain the brain that nature has given to man.There is a limit to which we can hold these electronics resposible for any failure or consequences. We are still very much responsible for our decisions and actions though machines can help us in making them.

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Adeniji Kayode   4/11/2014 4:09:12 AM
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SP, the thing is we are look for positive and best assumptions and calculations. But in real scenario, it can lead to certain other chaos like speed and rash driving, violating lane principles etc And that is why I said we are still responsible for our decisions and actions.

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/11/2014 6:49:29 AM
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In my opinion, the connected car can become fuel efficient if the driving control is alos kept with the automatic control system and not with the human driver.

If the Human driver is allowed to override what the machine thinks right, then all the advantages of the conencted car infrastructure will get nullified .

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Jacob   4/14/2014 12:50:53 PM
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"As our cars are becoming sophisticated day by day so also drivers need to become more careful and knowledgeable about dependency on electronics influencing their decision- making. we are in the era of " machine- supported human race" and no going back."

Adeniji, you are right. Such things can creat more dependency and can create such issues.

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Jacob   4/14/2014 12:56:11 PM
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"In my opinion, the connected car can become fuel efficient if the driving control is alos kept with the automatic control system and not with the human driver."

Prabhakar, you are right. More automation can create vechile more fuel efficent and comfortable. At the same time it can temp drivers for careless driving too

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Adeniji Kayode   4/16/2014 1:49:15 PM
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@Jacob, The more sophisticated our electronics become, the more safe we seems to get but the more lazy we sometimes get too

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