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Cars That Are Smarter Than Their Drivers

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Tvotapka
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Re: Smarter in every way
Tvotapka   10/21/2011 4:10:09 PM
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That's a key aspect (the feel of the car) that has contributed to a higher percentage of vehicular accidents. When I was a college student, the '74 Pinto shook and vibrated at speeds over 60 mph which made me more conscious of the velocity of I was driving at on the open road. Today's car doesn't "feel" that effect which has allowed most drivers to be oblivious to the speed they may be driving at. And as far as I know nothing electronic has been released to market that reads speed limits based on geo-location or road sign scans. Now there's an idea!

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JADEN   10/20/2011 10:48:30 AM
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Technology is good, but as we all know that driving require mental and senses alertness.  If you leave your driving senses to technology devices, accident is at high risk.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: In case of an accident -The blame may always be shifted to technology
Adeniji Kayode   10/20/2011 10:44:41 AM
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@ prabnakar. That was a brilliant comment you made. so much blame are going to be on the technology and which technology company will always be ready to answer to the consequences of having their devices failing or said to fail.

If this is not handled well, we will be looking in to so much reckless drivers and increase in road accident all in the name of failed technology that is suppose to asist the drivers

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Dumb and dumber
Adeniji Kayode   10/20/2011 10:33:59 AM
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You are alright, I,m thinking if we have to have all these conviences in our cars as a result of technology, the question is- would there not be another gadget that allow the driver to do a self -test on all these technology before hitting the road because the best of machine is still machine and the efficiency of every machine is always less than 100% 

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Cars That Are Smarter Than Their Drivers
Adeniji Kayode   10/20/2011 9:55:41 AM
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This is a good article and its really interesting. I am thinking that giving so much comfort to drivers wolud definately have somw adverse effort and what about the effects of this technology on the driver,s health.

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Re: Smarter in every way
Eldredge   10/20/2011 7:09:56 AM
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Yes - perhaps some day we will long for the 'driving freedom' we had in the 20th century!

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Re: In case of an accident -The blame may always be shifted to technology
Eldredge   10/20/2011 7:06:52 AM
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@prabhakar  Good point. Some other realated thingd to consider as well....what happens if the driver's instinct differs from the technology when reacting to an incident - which one takes control? What if the overall system fails on a massive scale - will traffic come to a standstill ?

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saranyatil   10/20/2011 3:54:31 AM
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I feel we will miss out on the original feel of driving and off late we have been seeing the addition of electronics to the automotive industry.

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TIOLUWA   10/19/2011 12:03:38 PM
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even beyond farming, google's self-driving vehicle design is being applied to golf carts,  and they are actually hoping self-driving cars will be used for real road transport. They believe the technology can help make the road safer, and also maximize the road use as the self-driving cards will be able to drive very closely together on the road without fear of collision.

Not to mention that Nevada has made self-driving cars legal.

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Self-driving vehicles
Barbara Jorgensen   10/19/2011 8:24:36 AM
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Great debate all, and I thought I was being too hard on drivers! The same article I got this infromation from did mention self-driving vehicles. So far they are being targeted at applications such as farming. As strange as I think that would look, I actually think this is one area in which technology can help, assuming all the bugs are worked out.

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