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Old 05-17-2016, 12:47 PM   #1
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Can't wait for a self-driving RV

Can't wait for my self-driving RV. Make some lunch, take a nap, no more trying to sleep 6 inches from a refrigrator trailer because you just tell your RV to keep driving while you sleep for the night.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/te...ome-first.html
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Since the big rigs will be self driving first since that'd save all the labor costs for long haul runs. Maximum Overdrive, here we come!

As least with the self driving trucks, the rest areas will be much quieter. Motorhomes will be the last vehicles to be self driving, since it requires a lot of sensors and complete quality control. Automated braking and cruise control is becoming available on lower level cars, and yet is available only on a few high end coaches.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #4
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Since the big rigs will be self driving first since that'd save all the labor costs for long haul runs. Maximum Overdrive, here we come!

As least with the self driving trucks, the rest areas will be much quieter. Motorhomes will be the last vehicles to be self driving, since it requires a lot of sensors and complete quality control. Automated braking and cruise control is becoming available on lower level cars, and yet is available only on a few high end coaches.
Great point! We'd hopefully see some benefit once the trucks are automated since you're probably right. RVs will be last I'm sure.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:45 PM   #5
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No no! Then Annette wouldn't need me anymore!
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:46 PM   #6
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As long as you keep carrying in the groceries I think there will be a place for you.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:41 PM   #7
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The future can be a scary thing. We used to comment:

The automated airliner cockpit of the future will contain only one pilot and a large dog.

Why?

The pilot is there to feed the dog.

So why is the dog there?

To make sure the pilot doesn't touch anything.


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A agree! I like to drive quite a bit of the time but wouldn't it be nice to go back and take a snooze while it crosses parts of the Midwest. I could leave the house in south FL and go right to bed. Wake up in time to look for a good place for a Bayou Breakfast! The other nice thing is that I would get to see so much more scenery. Probably easier to get the RV to drive itself than get the DW to do it.
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I agree - I look forward to sipping champagne and enjoying the view of the scenery as the coach drives itself to my destination.
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My wife and Kids already have a self driving RV.


I happen to be the "self" part.
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Can't wait for my self-driving RV. Make some lunch, take a nap, no more trying to sleep 6 inches from a refrigrator trailer because you just tell your RV to keep driving while you sleep for the night.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/te...ome-first.html

Matt, they've already got one! You must have missed it's introduction!

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No self driving RV for me, I enjoy driving. I see more of the country when I'm driving than I would if I was only along for the ride.


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It's been around for a while now; see: https://youtu.be/LUEDVMOMY24
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Recent article in Consumer Reports talked about self-driving cars. I haven't finished it, but sounded like they are going to be a little further in the future than what I'd read before.
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