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El Diablo
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#11011

Posted 2 weeks ago

yeah this is definitely future talk... but when the day comes for efficient self-piloting cars, most people should voluntarily give up driving anyhow because they f/cking suck it at and make the roads worse. but people who enjoy driving (and are actually good at it) will hopefully be allowed to maintain their road sovereignty with their own permit or special license.

 

I don't ever want to stop driving.

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#11012

Posted 2 weeks ago

I don't ever want to stop driving.

 

Install a racing video game in your future self-driving car so you can drive while it drives.

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#11013

Posted 2 weeks ago

I at least want to go on a long road trip in a classic car before that ever happens - which it hopefully doesn't in my lifetime. 

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#11014

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by AiŽaŠobŽa, 12 hours ago.

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#11015

Posted 2 weeks ago

yeah this is definitely future talk... but when the day comes for efficient self-piloting cars, most people should voluntarily give up driving anyhow because they f/cking suck it at and make the roads worse. but people who enjoy driving (and are actually good at it) will hopefully be allowed to maintain their road sovereignty with their own permit or special license.

 

I don't ever want to stop driving.

 

Back in 2004, in the movie "Yo, Robot", we could see how driving manually was considered "dangerous" and "out of question". 13 years later and we are starting to get there... It's a shame honestly.

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#11016

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Original Light, 2 weeks ago.

 

yeah this is definitely future talk... but when the day comes for efficient self-piloting cars, most people should voluntarily give up driving anyhow because they f/cking suck it at and make the roads worse. but people who enjoy driving (and are actually good at it) will hopefully be allowed to maintain their road sovereignty with their own permit or special license.

 

I don't ever want to stop driving.

 

Back in 2004, in the movie "Yo, Robot", we could see how driving manually was considered "dangerous" and "out of question". 13 years later and we are starting to get there... It's a shame honestly.

 

 

Not to drag this topic too far off (although maybe that's what it's intended for), but I don't think we have to worry about that for a long time, hopefully not even in our lifetime. BMW, Toyota, Mercedes, Nissan, Mazda, and other major automakers have already stated that they always intend to offer a steering wheel in their models and believe that autonomy should be a choice. They also want to introduce more semi-autonomous features to aid human driving and make it safer. They already realize that they wouldn't exist in the future if they didn't offer people the choice. Otherwise, there would be no difference if every car on the road is a round blob. Nobody would care if it's a BMW or a Toyota.


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#11017

Posted 2 weeks ago

Long story short, f*ck self driving and electric cars.
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#11018

Posted 2 weeks ago

I mean, I wouldn't say "f/ck" them, because they will invariably save many lives and improve the quality of road travel...

 

but I want the option to take control and drive manually, too.

even if it means I had to take additional tests or maintain an extra license.

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#11019

Posted 2 weeks ago

I really like this article, and it basically calms me down when I have the same thoughts/fears:

 

http://www.roadandtr...cik-google-car/

 

The guy is the Google Driverless Car Leader, and he's basically saying why it's not the end of driving, performance cars, or driving on roads (for a long time). Of course it's just one man's opinion, but he is in the industry - so I trust his word. 


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#11020

Posted 6 days ago

I'm looking to replace my Alpina B3 so I took this for a spin. It lasted the whole 30 min before losing power and seeing the check engine light appear. A restart didn't solve it so I got towed back. :lol:

Still kinda want it though, it's a brute in race mode.

 

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#11021

Posted 6 days ago

Standard Alfa Romeo behaviour.
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#11022

Posted 5 days ago

What does everyone do for the "thanks for letting me into your lane" signal. Traditionally I always did the left-right-left turn signal flash which is the old trucker way of doing it, but recently in the UK I'm seeing everyone (drivers of cars and of buses) giving a brief flash of the hazard warning blinker.

 

What do you guys do?


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#11023

Posted 5 days ago

I gotta admit, I give two blinks with the hazard indicator. Generally speaking, one blink is negative and two is positive. Same goes for the high beams. If you want to let someone in, you give two high beams, but if you want to tell them not to get in (or get out of your way), you use one high beam.

Also, left-right-left only works when you drive on the left. When driving on the right, it's right-left-right. But it's clear that lorries have systems that seem to be able to send that signals in rapid succession. Because the signals are far more quickly and precisely timed than I could do it.

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#11024

Posted 4 days ago Edited by DangerZ0neX, 4 days ago.

You know what irritates me? German cars are overpriced as hell.

 

A BMW 4-series that is half-loaded and has an Inline-4 engine installed costs the same as a fully loaded Lexus IS 300 F Sport, and the latter car gets a longer warranty. has better reliability ratings, cheaper to maintain, and will still hold a great chunk of its value when I decide to sell it five or so years from now. The only German luxury car that is actually as affordable as a Lexus is a fully-loaded Audi A4, and even then, it isn't as reliable and won't hold much of its value a handful of years later even if I religiously maintain it.

 

Yeah, I get it, manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have a higher price because their names are more prestigious than the likes of Infiniti and Lexus while providing a more sporty performance, but do they really need to have sh*t maintenance and be almost worthless 10 years later? I'm sure this wasn't the case 30 years ago.


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#11025

Posted 4 days ago

Weird, round here BMWs, Audis and Mercs keep their value much better than Lexus. I'm considering a 5 or 6 year old facelift IS F because they can be had for vastly less than an equivalent M3.

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#11026

Posted 3 days ago

What does everyone do for the "thanks for letting me into your lane" signal. Traditionally I always did the left-right-left turn signal flash which is the old trucker way of doing it, but recently in the UK I'm seeing everyone (drivers of cars and of buses) giving a brief flash of the hazard warning blinker.

 

What do you guys do?

Usually I raise my hand as a thank you, or turn on hazard lights for a second


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#11027

Posted 12 hours ago Edited by AiŽaŠobŽa, 12 hours ago.

What's you're guy opinion about this In Dash system - Pioneer - 6.2" - Built-In Bluetooth - Apple® iPod®-Ready - In-Dash Receiver - Black

 

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Is this a decent in dash system? I am looking for a system that is apple phone capable with GPS/NAV built in for around $400 or if you guys have a difference one you'd recommend i'd appreciate the recommendation but it does need to have the following.

 

Apple Ready - Carplay, Maps, Phone, Messages ect

NAV/GPS





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