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Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to Trucks

05/17/2016 8:04 PM

If you think self driving cars are scary, think about one of these flying down the highway with a robot at the controls:

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/17/otto-founded-by-ex-googlers-is-bringing-self-driving-technology-to-trucks/

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Re: Otto, founded by ex-Googlers, is bringing self-driving technology to trucks

05/17/2016 8:13 PM

There goes another job possibility....

I'll bet that sleeper has nothing but oil cans and spare parts in it....

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Re: Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to trucks

05/18/2016 3:47 AM

It's easier to automate a rail transportation system:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docklands_Light_Railway

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Re: Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to trucks

05/18/2016 5:52 AM

It's gonna be a big trouble in the super highways when there's a malfunction.

Some day we will let robot

  • work for us,
  • eat for us
  • talk for us
  • drive
  • pick up the kids
  • learn for us
  • may be have some sex with our wives, sometimes
  • think for us

After all, what will we do by then? It's actually erasing our race the rights to live, don't you think?

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Re: Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to trucks

05/18/2016 9:22 AM

To be Fair, We already have issues when there is malfunction of the human software/hardware

Check out Highway Thru Hell

If you've ever watched this show you'll know we will always have a human in the cab. To put on the chains if nothing else.

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Re: Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to Trucks

05/18/2016 9:25 AM

I did a thread on Mercedes several months back, I think Volvo has autonomous trucks on Euro roads too, I think they still have an attendant ( just in case) but that will get phased out. our major highways will be safer with electrons at the controlshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZxZC0lgOlc

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Re: Otto, Founded by Ex-Googlers, is Bringing Self-Driving Technology to Trucks

05/18/2016 4:45 PM

I like the web address: Techcrunch

That 'bout says it all.

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