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Old 05-19-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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Self Driving RVs - Are you ready?

As I watch the progression of self driving vehicles, I can't help but wonder what a self driving RV would be like. Can you imagine just setting your destination and sitting back and enjoying the ride? It would change RV'ing forever. Fingers crossed the technology ripens fast and adopted by the RV industry

Google's Waze tests carpooling as Otto's self-driving semi trucks hit the road - CNET
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
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I would not feel comfortable and prefer to be in control of my own vehicles. There are many others on the road though that should benefit from this.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:43 PM   #3
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It's coming eventually, and I look forward to it.
The computers in cars can learn from their mistakes, and every other car's mistake.
Most people never learn from their mistakes.
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:51 PM   #4
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It's coming eventually, and I look forward to it.
The computers in cars can learn from their mistakes, and every other car's mistake.
Most people never learn from their mistakes.
That's so true...
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:57 PM   #5
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Ah ... who needs 'em? My coach came with cruise control ... that's good enough!
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:07 PM   #6
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It's here now. That's what I thought was bungee cords and cruise control does.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:42 PM   #7
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Personally, I'm looking forward to a self-loading RV

Getting ready to go on a trip is getting harder every year.
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Provost and MCI have been making them for years, and travel over the country. Most sleep about 40-60-80 people (probably more) and have a big dog on the side of them.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:33 PM   #9
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Personally I wouldn't want one. I don't drive for an endurance run, just for pleasure. I enjoy driving my rig and like being in control of it.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:33 PM   #11
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Provost and MCI have been making them for years, and travel over the country. Most sleep about 40-60-80 people (probably more) and have a big dog on the side of them.
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I saw on the news yesterday that Google is thinking about applying a sticky "fly paper" substance to the front of their driverless cars so that a pedestrian would stick to the car rather than bounce off and be run over by that car or others. Boy I feel better now!
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Let me preface this by saying that I love to drive. But . . . Decades ago, Scientific American ran a series of articles speculating on future automotive technologies. One concept touched upon how to deal with a projected huge increase in the number of vehicles on the road with virtually no chance of a corresponding increase in roadways. Simple solution was to increase traffic densities. If a motorist is theoretically maintaining 7 car links at 70 mph, a computer controlled vehicle could cut that substantially. Perhaps to less than 1/2 a car link. Elegant solution.
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As an electrical engineer, I always did have a healthy disrespect for computer programmers and people that put their faith (life) into a computer.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/self-driv...205642937.html
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