[MR2] Flying with Firearms EVEN MORE
DBSS_Gohan at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 13 13:03:42 EST 2007
There really was a BMW, that came from BMW, to do a lap on it's own on the
top gear test track. It completed it successfuly, and quite quickly.
They had to drive the lap first, so it got it into it's memory.
Whether you believe it or not, It happend, and this is not really all that
big of an achievement, because for several years now, since some people in
Europe have had Sat nav, Kids have been hooking up computers, with satnav,
and programming there VW GTIs or whatever car has had fly by wire steering
and throttle. (And brakes... Heh...) to drive on their own. This was shown
on Top Gears rival show, Fifth Gear, about 2 years ago.
You can find the BMW driven on the latest episode of Top Gear, which you can
download at www.FinalGear.com They also have fifth gear episodes. But the
episode it was featured in was 10x09
Some kids Overclock their processors in the US, and then put the computer in
refrigerator, or freezer to keep it cool, and get the maximum performance
for a short while.... In the UK they're programing cars to drive for them.
With mercedes-benz achievments with the cruise control that brakes for you,
to slow down for upcomming obstacles, things like that.
R&D for this will mean eventualy we will have cars that can drive themselves
down the freeway, through your neighborhood, and not hit Rover, or those
annoying kids that won't get out of the street.
I don't know if I'll like this or not. So long as there are still jobs for
racing drivers... I won't complain. It's not like cars driving themselves
wouldent have benifits... Removing human error means... No more drunk
driving problems, No more highway congestion because of accidents...
Possibly better fuel econemy, or "optimized"
But that would still only be if every car on the road, was being driven by a
very well functioning computer system. Oposed to mixing humans and computers
on the road.
But this brings a question... If the roads were mixed with humans and
computer drivers... Who do you swear at when the computer cuts you off in
----- Original Message -----
From: <felix at crowfix.com>
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [MR2] Flying with Firearms EVEN MORE
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:48:03PM -0800, Ken Meyer wrote:
>> Well, The Bottom Line, of course, is that it's Bimmer Inc's dough, and
>> Felix, it's puzzling why your shorts are in such a knot about how they
>> using it.
> My original message was that the goal of a driverless car is urban or
> at least freeway driving, and once you've got the basic computer
> control down, the extra effort to play back a track lap from memory is
> wasted, and since the only evidence was a single alleged short clip
> from a British TV show that I have never heard of, I found it hard to
> believe. I still do. Walk before run, space flight, none of these
> comparisons get around the fact that duplicating a track lap is a
> dead end detour on the R&D path to urban driving.
> As for shorts being in a knot, seems like a lot of other people have
> their shorts in a knot too. As I said to a boss once who asked if
> anybody had problems with his new dress code, I didn't, but I'm sure
> there were people there who were going to have problems with my not
> having problems.
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