Google’s driverless car passes Nevada test

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    If I buy one of these cars created by Google will I be bombarded by advertisements while going down the road? Will they track my driving habits like they now try to track my searches using their search engine?

    And most importantly will I be able to stop at adult entertainment sites or will they be restricted by blockers if using a company car?

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    Does this really belong in this forum?
    shouldn't it be in off topic/humor?

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    Nope:0)
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    I thought this section was for self defense stories in the news.

    From a sticky at the top:
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    I am all for it. So many people are too stupid and irresponsible to drive. I will trust a machine over people that have no regard for human life. IMO human failure and mistakes are more likely than a mechanical or electronic failure.
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    When perfected, and it's rapidly approaching that, this will be the greatest thing since sliced bread. For the elderly, who have had to give up driving and become dependent on friends and relatives, this extends their independence. At some point, like mobility scooters, you could find Medicare buying you a car. It could revolutionize long haul trucking producing a truck that could run non-stop without the driver expense. Taxi cabs would be driverless. Just get in the cab and tell it where you want to go. Swipe a credit card to pay for the fare, no tips, and you don't have to put up with a rude driver. Program your car to pick the kids up at school and bring them straight home. You don't have to leave work early. After it drops the kids off, it comes back to the office to pick you up. The possibilities are endless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    I love to drive but I'd also love the option of long road trips or just trips to the convenience store if I didn't have to drive.

    Think of all the "fun" things you could do while your computer chauffeur is driving you.
    Like teaching your lady how to clear a loaded gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1meismoney View Post
    What happens when even just one of the sensors stops working?
    One would assume it is programmed to account for contingencies and will attempt to safely remove itself from traffic.

    What happens when a driver has a heart attack, miscalculates their insulin dose, falls asleep, or gets caught up in a text message conversation? The implications of mechanical failure are significantly less than those of human failures.
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    Don't be so accepting of technology now days, its a very fine double edged sword. Doubly so with Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stilgar View Post
    Don't be so accepting of technology now days, its a very fine double edged sword. Doubly so with Google.
    So sayeth the village blacksmith as Henry Ford tinkers with the automobile.
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    I wonder how it handles emergency vehicles and road construction. I guess they have that all figured out.
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    What are the auto features in this car that can be turned on without any external effort.

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    Google’s driverless car passes Nevada test
    Hm. Makes me wonder what the test criteria were.

    Not too many years back, there were the Microsoft's Taking Over Everything fears, and the jokes about what would happen if Microsoft designed cars (ie, the car would crash several times a day, the reboot sequence would involve ...)

    Now, we've got the portent of Google cars. Just imagine ... Searching the navigation system for a quicker route that avoided the water would result in paid results for ads for bath products and trips to Corfu. You could drive around town with the sneaking suspicion that your every turn was being recorded for posterity. YouTubers would unite with GeoCachers to locate your car (based on the hidden GPS unit) after a crash (aka "accident") and to film it being cannibalized by local Zombies. Ahhhh, technology!

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    That said, I'm all for improvements. Drive by wire, speed sensor traffic flow control, crash avoidance, and so on. Just so's we remain vigilant to avoid the risks of the double-edged sword.
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    I am all for progress. At the same time, what are the unintended consequences of this, or any, action?

    There has already been a proposal to raise taxes on those who drive by measuring how many miles they drive (in addition to gas taxes already paid).
    Next could be paying more if you drive roads that are too congested.
    Then comes the ability of the gov't (or Google) to know everything you do or say in your car.

    And don't forget the army of regulators (complete with FA weapons, ballistic vests, and tanks) who must ensure compliance to gov't regs.

    I love tech. But we still live in a "world of guided missiles (now cars) and misguided men." Dwight Eisenhower
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    If I buy one of these cars created by Google will I be bombarded by advertisements while going down the road? Will they track my driving habits like they now try to track my searches using their search engine?

    And most importantly will I be able to stop at adult entertainment sites or will they be restricted by blockers if using a company car?


    Michael
    You will be able to go to adult entertainment venues... but not gun shops...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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