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In Milton Keynes at least, but it seems like the future is very much now. It's entirely possible for you to buy a car that will autonomously transport you along the M1 corridor at 70 (ish) MPH wit…
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
In Milton Keynes at least, but it seems like the future is very much now.

It's entirely possible for you to buy a car that will autonomously transport you along the M1 corridor at 70 (ish) MPH without you doing much more than lightly grip the steering wheel.

But now we have people being taxied for the first time - if the taxi industry thought Uber was a disruptive presence then what about the ability for people to summon their cars and then drive them home autonomously?

One would assume drink-drive laws would still apply, but this is an amazing step-forward in the way we get around.

There's also huge ramifications down the line not just for taxi drivers but haulage firms, with the possibility of massive job losses.
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Samsung have very recently announced that they are developing a self driving fire engine which will give priority to owners of their phones.
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won't be long before my phone stops me writing about robots and how th

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i wouldn't worry about all that just yet, this ain't the movie minority report lol
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i wouldn't worry about all that just yet, this ain't the movie minority report lol

No, but it could be Total Recall.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00445/74522171_total-reca_445088c.jpg


Seriously though, calling this a game-changer could be an understatement. Of course it will get tied up by legislation as things like this invariably do, but if England could become the self-driving capital of the world then that could give our economy a major boost.

Just got to get better with roundabouts. X)
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Hopefully the technology will be perfected, otherwise there might be many "passengers hitting the roads".
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As long as the pedestrians aren't doing the same....................




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This is the perfect time to start ramming them off the road, The robots are taking over, could have lots of fun, slam your brakes on, see if you can make them swerve etc..
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.

All this is possible within the next decade.
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.

That' fantastic....













But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?

They can get a self-driven taxi or bus to the Jobcentre.
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?

He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?

That's the problem. There's only so many jobs you could create servicing this fleet but automation always leads to job losses. That has been occurring on a large scale ever since the industrial revolution.

One way we could look to protect British interests is to embrace this future and become the hub for European production (if not larger scale) of electric/driverless cars but job losses are inevitable.

A human simply won't be able to compete with a computer that can drive a lorry or van without needing sleep, food, rest breaks or anything beyond refueling/recharging. But in the long-term a human can't hope to be as safe as automated driving technology. This will save lives without doubt.
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Won't be long before these machines develop a mind of their own.

Documentary here

https://youtube.com/watch?v=XJO5664DUPg
#13
I will make it my job to make sure these automated cars become unautomated. Us humans are self destructive.
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shauneco
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.

There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.

But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3

So these automated cars/lorries etc won't ever malfunction?, they ahve already killed people.
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Samsung have very recently announced that they are developing a self driving fire engine which will give priority to owners of their phones.
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Over a million people a year die from road-traffic injuries around the world.

In the United States alone, over 30,000 people die.

Life-changing injuries are many times more.

Anyone who thinks that the future isn't going to be decided by trying to save people's lives is fooling themselves. But every generation has these types of people. They are always ignored.
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Agharta
Samsung have very recently announced that they are developing a self driving fire engine which will give priority to owners of their phones.

Here's an early prototype.

http://www.imcdb.org/i209719.jpg


Looking good!
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shauneco
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
So these automated cars/lorries etc won't ever malfunction?, they ahve already killed people.

Nothing is perfect but accidents occur at a much lower rate than cars driven by humans, and that is using software that is still learning (technically Tesla software is still considered Beta, although that's pretty much a misnomer). It will only get safer.

It will reduce the number of traffic deaths around the world. It will reduce the number of adults and children who suffer broken bones, lost limbs and brain damage over the long-term.

What's the reason you're against it again?
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
So these automated cars/lorries etc won't ever malfunction?, they ahve already killed people.
Think i would rather take my chances in one of these things, than the Wife driving me around. At least i wouldn't need to tell it not to drive in the gutter, or to stop at a junction.... X)
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Mark2111
Won't be long before these machines develop a mind of their own.

Documentary here

https://youtube.com/watch?v=XJO5664DUPg


​I read this recently about Ai, thought it might add to your video. http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html
looking forward to self driving cars myself for all the positive reasons in the thread.
1 Like #22
Mark2111
Won't be long before these machines develop a mind of their own.

Documentary here

https://youtube.com/watch?v=XJO5664DUPg


​nect time I will watch the video before I reply oO
banned#23
I would think the industry would need to ensure hacking is not possible, and that in itself may be impossible.

There's loads of articles like this
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A.I. is on the verge of becoming mainstream in the next 10 years. One of the things the bilderburg group want to do is introduce a "guaranteed minimum income" as they know it is going to cause mass unemployment.
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Mark2111
Won't be long before these machines develop a mind of their own.
Documentary herehttps://youtube.com/watch?v=XJO5664DUPg



Oh my goodness - that has brought back memories. Can't begin to think how many times I saw those opening credits with my little ones. Granny Slippers - Legend!!

oO Granny Slippers had to be vetted before being posted by the Moderation team. oO

Edited By: Saturn on Oct 11, 2016 10:45
#27
123thisisme
A.I. is on the verge of becoming mainstream in the next 10 years. One of the things the bilderburg group want to do is introduce a "guaranteed minimum income" as they know it is going to cause mass unemployment.

When you have millions of people losing jobs (tens of millions more likely) then that is a possibility.

Just like when mechanised farming was introduced, low-skilled or unskilled labour is most at risk and they tend to be the least able to adapt in most economies too. What you might get is a widening of the gap between those in the middle and above, and those at the bottom.

In theory a product could be designed by a computer, built by robots and then loaded onto either a drone or a delivery van that couriers it to a customer, and there's not direct human input whatsoever.
#28
Uber's only chance of surviving is to adapt it's model to eliminate the driver.

What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.

That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.

The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
So these automated cars/lorries etc won't ever malfunction?, they ahve already killed people.
Nothing is perfect but accidents occur at a much lower rate than cars driven by humans, and that is using software that is still learning (technically Tesla software is still considered Beta, although that's pretty much a misnomer). It will only get safer.
It will reduce the number of traffic deaths around the world. It will reduce the number of adults and children who suffer broken bones, lost limbs and brain damage over the long-term.
What's the reason you're against it again?
Replace "will" with should or might and you will be right. :)
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A.I. is on the verge of becoming mainstream in the next 10 years. One of the things the bilderburg group want to do is introduce a "guaranteed minimum income" as they know it is going to cause mass unemployment.
When you have millions of people losing jobs (tens of millions more likely) then that is a possibility.
Just like when mechanised farming was introduced, low-skilled or unskilled labour is most at risk and they tend to be the least able to adapt in most economies too. What you might get is a widening of the gap between those in the middle and above, and those at the bottom.
In theory a product could be designed by a computer, built by robots and then loaded onto either a drone or a delivery van that couriers it to a customer, and there's not direct human input whatsoever.

What about your Ben & Jerry thread. Will the fully loaded cop cars still be able to differentiate between unarmed white and black folk? You may have inadvertently disbanded BLM.

Edited By: cchopps on Oct 11, 2016 11:03
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...What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.
That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.
The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
Cant see it happening tbh, cars aren't just a means of transport, they are often status symbols. Cars are a personal choice. Also what about motorbikes, I cant see them ever being automated.
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123thisisme
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...What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.
That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.
The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
Cant see it happening tbh, cars aren't just a means of transport, they are often status symbols. Cars are a personal choice. Also what about motorbikes, I cant see them ever being automated.

I can see it as all or nothing. The combination of driverless and normal vehicles will be an issue. I suppose there could be dedicated lanes at some stage on motorways. Companies like Tesco could move goods from one hub to another overnight
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Dyslexic_Dog
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
How many of those deaths are caused by foreigners?

Just asking like.
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123thisisme
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...What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.
That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.
The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
Cant see it happening tbh, cars aren't just a means of transport, they are often status symbols. Cars are a personal choice. Also what about motorbikes, I cant see them ever being automated.

Car ownership by it's very nature could become a status symbol in the future. I think that's some ways down the line but if you live in a city where parking is tough then it makes sense in a lot of ways.

Motorbikes could simply be banned if they aren't automated. If you have everyone using self-driving cars with greatly reduced deaths and injuries then it makes it very hard to say that it's ok to have motorcycles being ridden by humans on the roads too. That'll upset riders but when you're saving hundreds of thousands of lives in this country then it's simply a factor that becomes easy to eliminate.
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Not only do you get safer driving, the cost of goods could fall in the long-term as you have driverless trucks ferrying goods around 24 hours a day with no need for rests or sleep, you could have fully automated buses, you could have driverless couriers (modified transits that stop outside your home, text you when they arrive with a code to open a compartment with your package inside), a downsizing of the Royal Mail and safer pedestrian zones too.
All this is possible within the next decade.
That' fantastic....
But what about the millions of jobs that would be lost?
He only cares for himself, he works in the finance industry apparently.
There's also the five people killed every day and the many more suffering life-altering injuries due to careless driving, driver fatigue or plain reckless driving.
But yeah, focus on me because.....well because you do. <3
How many of those deaths are caused by foreigners?
Just asking like.

33 posts. Not bad.
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Motorbikes could simply be banned if they aren't automated...
Noooooooo Way, you can take my bike when you can prise my cold dead fingers from the throttle. :p
#37
Waiting for autonomous drones that are strong enough to carry a person. So people can do a 'Mary Poppins' anywhere they want

http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/912d94d8-30de-4f68-8dce-5065a6eecc5a/b27b0882-c731-4c0f-9182-fa8874e46705.gif
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Motorbikes could simply be banned if they aren't automated...
Noooooooo Way, you can take my bike when you can prise my cold dead fingers from the throttle. :p

That's probably the strongest case for keeping motorcycles - we'll still need donor organs. In a world with greatly reduced car accidents that's actually a very real consequence.

All you have to do is make sure when you do crash you hit a tree and not a pedestrian. X)
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...What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.
That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.
The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
Cant see it happening tbh, cars aren't just a means of transport, they are often status symbols. Cars are a personal choice. Also what about motorbikes, I cant see them ever being automated.
Car ownership by it's very nature could become a status symbol in the future. I think that's some ways down the line but if you live in a city where parking is tough then it makes sense in a lot of ways.
Motorbikes could simply be banned if they aren't automated. If you have everyone using self-driving cars with greatly reduced deaths and injuries then it makes it very hard to say that it's ok to have motorcycles being ridden by humans on the roads too. That'll upset riders but when you're saving hundreds of thousands of lives in this country then it's simply a factor that becomes easy to eliminate.
How are you saving lives when millions of the poor become jobless and either resort to crime to get by or starve to death. You seem happy that the poor become poorer.
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...What could potentially happen is that people don't own cars anymore, but use Uber to request a car to take them somewhere. What they could potentially have is a subscription model so you pay a monthly fee to use a car as and when you need it.
That reduces the costs associated with owning a car but has massive ramifications for the insurance industry.
The fact is that some of the fundamentals of the world economy will simply cease to be.
Cant see it happening tbh, cars aren't just a means of transport, they are often status symbols. Cars are a personal choice. Also what about motorbikes, I cant see them ever being automated.
Car ownership by it's very nature could become a status symbol in the future. I think that's some ways down the line but if you live in a city where parking is tough then it makes sense in a lot of ways.
Motorbikes could simply be banned if they aren't automated. If you have everyone using self-driving cars with greatly reduced deaths and injuries then it makes it very hard to say that it's ok to have motorcycles being ridden by humans on the roads too. That'll upset riders but when you're saving hundreds of thousands of lives in this country then it's simply a factor that becomes easy to eliminate.
How are you saving lives when millions of the poor become jobless and either resort to crime to get by or starve to death. You seem happy that the poor become poorer.

It will require a realignment of the economy on a fundamental level, but it's happening. You can buy a self-driving car today. Self-driving trucks exist and will be on the road in the near-future. What do you want me to say?

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