Is the self-driving car market comprised mostly of young adults who grew up with minivan dvd players as their babysitter?
>all circlejerk over muh tesla self driving car can't wait until my self driving google car will be available and have my own roads with no traffic and get discounted insurance and the only legitimate reason I can think of having one is because on the off chance that I go drinking because I am a social fuck up I want to not drink and drive instead of taking a cab I want to spend thousands of dollars on a shitty car I'll NEED once twice a year
How do you know?? Most people in my high school were pretty excited about driving and got licenses asap
But I'm not american so it might just be social differences
U dutch or smth?
>I want to spend thousands of dollars on a shitty car I'll NEED once twice a year
You only drive once a year? Makes sense with the rest of the stupidity you vomited onto your keyboard.
More people = more drivers = more traffic = driving sucks
I think most people like this probably live in dense areas.
They don't know the joys of hitting 100mph on fresh paved backroad highways with no cops for 50 miles in your straight piped shitbox.
>finally save up to buy a cheap little roadster for myself
>"Wow anon, why would you waste money on that?" they ask as they drive away in their newly financed crossover
Why are they allowed to exist?
Shit gets terrible when you factor in normal driving situations.
>Self driving cars would probably follow a GPS and only use a posted speed limit
>Interstate becomes a nightmare due to everyone driving 70mph
>"Why do you drive such a shitty wagon, Anon? Why not just get an SUV?"
>Drives away in a Crossover
I used to live in Queens NYC and now I live in rural Colorado. My family in NY still cringes everytime I tell them it takes 45 minutes to go to the grocery store. However, they don't realize that it's 45 minutes of relaxing driving down a mostly empty, paved 2 lane road. They think of 45 minutes of traffic instantly. So I do understand why some of those people would want self driving cars.
Current self driving cars use a mixture of GPS, a locally stored map of the road, and cameras/LIDAR that interpret whats actually around them. They'll adjust to speed of traffic if needed. And though it will take a while because politics, speed limits on highways could theoretically be abolished.
They still have a long way to go though.
>all cars in synch
>all brake at the same time
>all gas at the same time
>allow merging to be done quickly
>cars queue up properly and change lanes ahead of time
Sounds fucking awesome.
Ooh look everyone! We have a special snowflake!
I would think it would be longer in NY considering how fucking awful the traffic congestion is there. I had an old New Yorker tell me he and his wife were freaked out by how fast everything (traffic) moved in AZ.
it's made up of people who dislike cars because insurance rates are sky high thanks to various regulations and are drowning in student debt with sub-par degrees and were brought up in a time where cars were considered wasteful and unnecessary (compared to public transport) but the liberal left
a confluence of factors
>driving is hard/boring
It is only hard if you are in a congested hell hole which in that case you should be using the far superior public transit.
The only way I can see it being boring is if you have a short attention span, and are the kind of retard who must be entertained constantly.
The best use of time during long drives I have seen is putting on an audiobook/lecture instead of music. This has made me look forward to every drive I make, is a great method of relaxation.
>Non-wagon fag thinks he's cool
I'm cooler than cool, I'm ice cold, baby.
>could be considered a young kid by most here
>Friends only talk about how good the interior of a car is or how good the touchscreen is
>Self-driving cars are going to be great, anon!
>Manual? Isn't that for old cars
>Hey anon, what's this gauge next to the mph thing mean?
as an upside, your friends are probably shitty drivers that text and drive, so replacing them with drive-bots isn't such a bad thing
perhaps some folks will get so bored by autonomous driving they'll buy cheap weekend cars and we'll see a resurgence in interest?
What? Upset that in high congest areas public transit is a superior alternative to driving?
Are you going to tell me right now that being a car enthusiast in a tightly packed urban environment isn't suffering?
don't know how that's a bad thing.
>tfw my dad used to drive a conversion van with a Nintendo hooked up to the TV
>Mario bros on vacation
>tfw every day without a kick ass chevy van is suffering
I share the fear, like most of us, that this is another checkpoint on the road towards actual driving being outlawed/outdated and no longer possible in the future, killing just about everything about my hobby and interest that is auto.
Even still I'm "happy" about these changes. There are so goddamned many people who are absolutely terrible drivers who should not ever have gotten their licenses and who has zero interest in becoming a better driver or practice anything that you could call "safe" or "efficient" driving. They become bored, they text, they drive under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, they don't understand how a car handles, they don't understand conditions and terrain and they have absolutely no ability to think ahead or hold any thought on what to do incase something is to happen that is actually not caused by themselves.
These people are the ones who create the absolute majority of accidents, both miniature accidents where you slightly touch someones bumper with zero damage and the ones where you kill a small family. As much as I love my hobby I see a greater "need" for this if we want to prevent as many deaths and casualties in traffic as physically possible
Grew up before the age of in-cab entertainment. Just took a 130mi drive with my Dad to go pickup an old Foxbody I just bought and had good conversation and taking in / talking about the scenery.
Fuck, can't people just talk anymore without digital distractions?
I went on a daylong road trip in my gutted weekend car with my gf, it has no radio. She also agreed not to text the whole time. We learned so much new stuff about each other on that trip, despite having been dating for over a year at that point. It was great.
Technology is slowly but surely chipping away at human interaction, it seems.
Came here to say this
It's beyond me why people insist on having a car if they don't even like driving. Where I live everyone is so fucking against the idea of funding mass transit, yet they bitch and complain about traffic congestion and subsequent commute times, even though they would never give up ownership of their massive landyachts.
As someone who enjoys driving for fun it'd be nice if there was an option to not drive OR own a car, but where I live it's simply not possible to go anywhere fast without a car. If people really don't like cars or driving, why don't they give up all the money sunk into car payments, gas, insurance and repairs and get on a train or a bus? Is it because they think sharing a coach with somebody is beneath them? They'd even get to watch, listen, read and nap all they damn please...
I hate what this means for the industry. Once the tech is cheap enough to put in every crossover/family luxobarge, it's over.
But being a student in college, the number of people who drive drunk/high and text with NO consideration for anyone or anything but their stupid, narrow, pointless constant communication and social distraction that I wouldn't mind if they took the automated short bus to nannyland
Just leave me and my autonomy alone
>can't people just talk anymore
Where I live, everyone drives alone. hence entertainment is a thing. I can get along fine just listening to music and driving for hours while I enjoy the world moving past me, but I suppose I'm in the minority with that.
Most people are soulless, interestless, attention-starved husks that live to be noticed and consume pop media and produce and re-produce and die and any convenience that will shuttle them along will be the "next big thing"
I always figured this, or at least something like this
I hated the idea of autonomous cars until a friend of mine put it this way
The way he figures is that, with the distinction between commuting and sport, companies would have their self-driving shit-boxes, and their sports divisions would focus strictly on performance cars for tracks
I think there's going to be a huge emphasis on track-days and racetracks in the future, kind of like what happened with horses and horseriding
Maybe it'll be a good thing
Since these performance cars will be used almost strictly for track racing, they'll be uncompromised racing machines since they won't need to follow any stupid street regulations
Sure, it'll suck that we won't be able to drive on public roads anymore, but maybe because of this, tracks will be more opened
Maybe there will be a time of pure and genuine (and maybe even cheap, since they don't need to meet any tech standards) performance oriented cars
>For the communications system, the systems that control driving are closed off.
Let me tell you this now m8, if someone is determined enough, ANYTHING that is transmitted over air can be decoded and manipulated, or "hacked", if you prefer that term.
Yeah, things you can do on public transit if you like being robbed/missing your stop
Public transportation in USA is for the homeless, niggers, and illegals.
Self driving cars might actually stay to the right instead of sitting a 55 in the left lane.
Or go flying across 4 lanes because they just gotta make that exit, can't just take the next one and loop around.
Stupidest thing I've read on 4chan in a long time.
>People build next to race track
>Complain about noise from race track
>race track is closed.
On a serious note, in my area there are about 1/3 of the tracks there were 30 years ago. All that remain are noise, or possible number of days open restricted. This drives up the price and means a short squirt on a track becomes an expensive exercise.