Driverless cars

tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 5. Aug 2014, 06:55 in Community Chit-chat archive
Just watchinf the news, very unlike me but it's on in the background..

these cars will be allowed on our roads within six months....
I think it is ridiculous. I would never allow this.

Interesting side point.. If the person sat in the driver's seat uses their phone, could they get done? They're not in control of the vehicle at that point.... :?: :!:

Yes or know... 10 votes

What do you think of these things...
0% 0 votes
A) Yes.. They are agreat idea, sign me up
30% 3 votes
B) Christ no, ban them before they take over the world
70% 7 votes

Comments

  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I was discussing this with my daughter the other day, she thought they might be good for those with poor sight and reminded me of a blind couple we used to know who were so excited when oven chips came out as it meant they could cook chips for themselves rather than having to go to the chip shop. Haven't made my mind up yet, but they do say most accidents are caused by human error!
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I wanted to say yes as hubby and i don't drive and never have done but how could you have driverless cars when there are so many idiots behind the wheels. Mig
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think the technology is way too young at the minute. On Sky news they were showing a reporter in one of the cars with someome from the companynthat makes them I think. They were on a stretch of road and all was well.. They were happily chatting away when the car suddenly almost crashed :shock: :shock: That did nothing to reassure me lol.

    Also, could you get away with being drunk in the driver's seat :? :?:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's a ridiculous notion - just because the technology is almost available doesn't mean it has to be done. Imagine the gridlock when the computers say no. DD
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So are you planning to "drive" one while chatting on your phone, enjoying a drink and for good measure watching a film on your tablet/laptop?
  • toady
    toady Member Posts: 1,195
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Common sense says no and certainly, it is too soon in the process to be rolling it out, although when was it any different. :roll:

    However.. in an ideal world where it was safe as houses and everything in the garden was lovely.. then the mere thought of how it would utterly transform my life makes me say oh lord yes please please please. Even if preferably 20 years ago. Hence yes.
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I would vote in favour of them in the hope of less accidents, less use of fuel, fewer traffic jams, driving is not the pleasure it once was, let some one (or something) drive now!

    Still going the same places aren't we!
  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,561
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No, No, No - a thousandfold no. :shock: It's technology, and you know what happens when technology goes wrong. :o
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Some interesting points..

    Sloshy, I intend getting drunk as a skunk (or should that be sloshed :? ) whilst phoning the off licence to order more booze to pick up and watching the film 'Crash' on the laptop :lol:
  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Could they be fitted out with bathroom 'fitments' if you get my drift? No need to find the motorway services then! :roll:

    Perhaps they could have a coffee machine in the back as well which - with a remote control - some invisible flunky could produce a cup of coffee for you without you having to move...

    Hey, I wonder how much we could squeeze into one of these?

    Perhaps they could convert coaches and buses so that when the Forum Gang gets on the bus no-one needs to be the nominated driver.

    GraceB
  • FelicityD
    FelicityD Bots Posts: 39
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm intrigued by the prospect of driverless cars. I never got a license and don't think they will give me one now. I've always had to rely on Mr. D, the children or public transport. Which, is good in my area. I'm quite excited by the prospect of being 'behind the wheel' and going on a road trip....
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,708
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bring 'em on. As Slosh says, most accidents are due to driver error. My driver (I don't drive myself these days), of course makes no errors at all (in his own eyes) but I could really get used to smooth journeys, within the speed limit and no cursing of everyone else on the roads.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    'within the speed limit and no cursing of everyone else on the roads.'
    But they're the best bits about driving :o :shock: :lol:
    x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,257
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Very scary.. :shock: I am sure the technology could be put to better use..has it already been said to put a braking system on cars before they hit anything or anyone... :o
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I use to dream about this years ago and now it is almost a reality. I also hope it will result in very few accidents, less stress when out and about and cheaper driving costs.


    Elizabeth
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have just realised there is an error in my post :shock:
    it says 'yes or know' :?
    Sorry about that. Must be autospell thing on my mobile :oops:

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