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Google car has no steering wheel
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 28 May 2014

Posted on 05/28/2014 12:40:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Google is building a car without a steering wheel.

Sergey Brin, co-founder of the technology titan, told a Southern California tech conference that Google will make 100 prototype cars that drive themselves—and therefore do not need a wheel. Or brake and accelerator pedals.

Instead, there are buttons for go and stop.

A combination of sensors and computing power takes the driving from there. …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Travel
KEYWORDS: googlecar; nobrake; nogaspedal; nosteeringwheel; nothanks

1 posted on 05/28/2014 12:40:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is there a search bar?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 12:45:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If it’s Windows-based, it really will be the blue screen of death.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 12:49:50 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

> If it’s Windows-based, it really will be the blue screen of death.

Literally. What could go wrong? Forget to pay your traffic ticket or toll fines and the credit card they had on file is expired; they just whip that vehicle around and drive you to municipal court to pay your fine after they see you have enough in your account to cover it. (due to Obamacare access to your accounts).


4 posted on 05/28/2014 12:54:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mkmensinger

I’m sure Google would never use Windows. They have a few of their own operating systems.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 12:55:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mkmensinger

Like Android, it is Linux based.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 1:05:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Panic: /dev/brake core dump.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 1:05:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Or Chrome.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 1:06:33 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Chrome is a web browser.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 1:08:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: F15Eagle

Linux won’t BSOD, but it can freeze.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 1:10:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There is also the Chrome OS and Chromium OS.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 1:11:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Which is intended to support a system on which the user only wants to browse the web. In such a case there is no need for all the other fooferaw of Linux.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 1:13:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

So if the thing goes into a kernel panic on the interstate, or hits a segfault in the autodrive system, where’s the manual override that will let you move the vehicle to a safe location?


16 posted on 05/28/2014 2:19:52 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

Or worse, if the navigation system decides to take you down a private road, or along goat path, or even a road that’s no longer in use? Or, if you’re trying to get to someplace that google maps doesn’t know about yet, like a new housing development?


17 posted on 05/28/2014 2:22:10 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like the perfect car for rolling teen partays! No more DWI's. Whatever will MADD do?


18 posted on 05/28/2014 2:47:21 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m excited by this. I have epilepsy and can’t drive, so this would give me my independence back when it came to travelling non-walk-able distances...


19 posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Olog-hai

Just imagine an EMP burst. No manual back up in a device intended for transportation... That just gives me the creeps.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 2:58:56 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

You know that 20+ queue of cars you have to wait in to turn onto the interstate ramp in the morning? Or that long line of cars in one lane as you approach a construction coned section? The one where several people drive up in the open lane and cut in because some drivers won’t keep with the flow?

The google car is the one that leaves the biggest gap permitting just about everybody to skirt the line.

I’ve seen a product development video and the google car even lets bicyclist BEHIND it to pass.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 3:13:26 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet the lawyers can’t wait.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 3:39:20 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai

If I crash, can I just reboot?


23 posted on 05/28/2014 3:58:12 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

it’s also an operating system. Chromebooks come to mind.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 4:50:37 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Olog-hai
No steering wheel. Or brake.

What could go wrong?

25 posted on 05/28/2014 6:10:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: F15Eagle

Sandra Bullock in boots and tight pants....Bow chicka bow wow


26 posted on 05/28/2014 6:23:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

“Let’s blow this guy.”

“Away! Blow this guy AWAY!”

“Whatever.”


27 posted on 05/28/2014 6:25:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
A car that drives itself, why does this make me uneasy...

Just seems like a big metaphor for the continued abdication of Self Determination.

Let BigGov or somebody else do all the heavy lifting. Just call me when it's dinner time.

28 posted on 05/28/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Awgie

Yeah, makes me uneasy too, what if they are hacked and you go over a cliff or a bridge to no where? I don’t think we will ever see an AI capable of driving a car safely. I know human operators can be flawed but at least a car under human control can make judgement calls much better than a robot or computer. These cars scare me.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t these guys ever watch any movies?!!!

I’m starting to feel like “Guy” from Galaxy Quest.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 9:13:28 AM PDT by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: The Working Man

EMP also affects the engine’s electrical systems, unless you have sufficient insulation. The only kind of car that would work without fail after an EMP strike is a fully-mechanical one, such as a steam-powered car.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 11:59:03 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I have it on good authority that the Google cars require an up-to-date version of Google Maps to run.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 9:10:46 PM PDT by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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