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Postby Funkmonkey » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:38 pm

Will you ride in a self-driving taxi?
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Funkmonkey » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:39 pm

I will not. I would have to be desperate.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Funkmonkey » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:40 pm

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/615568b7668b452bbc8d2e2f3e5148e6/worlds-first-self-driving-taxis-debut-singapore


SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says it will be the first to offer rides to the public. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks.

The service will start small — six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut the number of cars on Singapore's congested roads. Eventually, the model could be adopted in cities around the world, nuTonomy says.

For now, the taxis only will run in a 2.5-square-mile business and residential district called "one-north," and pick-ups and drop-offs will be limited to specified locations. And riders must have an invitation from nuTonomy to use the service. The company says dozens have signed up for the launch, and it plans to expand that list to thousands of people within a few months.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Little Texan » Mon May 15, 2017 12:51 am

I'm not riding in anything that is computer operated and I have no control over.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Funkmonkey » Mon May 15, 2017 12:25 pm

Little Texan wrote:I'm not riding in anything that is computer operated and I have no control over.


Zooming down the Interstate going 80mph? The car is powered by Microsoft, what could go wrong?


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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Little Texan » Mon May 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Funkmonkey wrote:
Little Texan wrote:I'm not riding in anything that is computer operated and I have no control over.


Zooming down the Interstate going 80mph? The car is powered by Microsoft, what could go wrong?


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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Funkmonkey » Tue May 16, 2017 2:42 pm

And then the steering locks up because, well, it's Microsoft that controls everything until it pukes then doesn't give you access. Kind of like some bar chicks.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Little Texan » Sat May 20, 2017 6:24 pm

Funkmonkey wrote:And then the steering locks up because, well, it's Microsoft that controls everything until it pukes then doesn't give you access. Kind of like some bar chicks.


Speaking of which, a bit off topic, but have you heard about the new Windows 10? You won't be able to use any programs on it other than ones you buy and download from the Windows store.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Funkmonkey » Sun May 21, 2017 9:54 pm

Little Texan wrote:
Funkmonkey wrote:And then the steering locks up because, well, it's Microsoft that controls everything until it pukes then doesn't give you access. Kind of like some bar chicks.


Speaking of which, a bit off topic, but have you heard about the new Windows 10? You won't be able to use any programs on it other than ones you buy and download from the Windows store.



Looks like Microsoft is attempting to take a page from the Apple playbook.
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Re: Self-driving car

Postby Little Texan » Mon May 22, 2017 2:59 am

Funkmonkey wrote:
Little Texan wrote:
Funkmonkey wrote:And then the steering locks up because, well, it's Microsoft that controls everything until it pukes then doesn't give you access. Kind of like some bar chicks.


Speaking of which, a bit off topic, but have you heard about the new Windows 10? You won't be able to use any programs on it other than ones you buy and download from the Windows store.



Looks like Microsoft is attempting to take a page from the Apple playbook.


Yeah, I hate that about Apple, too. Looks like I may be giving Microsoft the middle finger and moving to Linux in the future.
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