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  1. ProducerVincent Stokes

    Vincent Stokes

    Semi-Autonomous Cars = Destruction of Humanity; According to My Grandpa
    Semi-Autonomous Cars = Destruction of Humanity; According to My GrandpaThe rise of semi-autonomous cars has been fascinating to me. Growing up watching Star-Wars and other sci-fi fantasies has created an innate hope that advances like this would become a wide-spread reality. As I thought about it, however, I realized...
  2. ProducerLindsey Patterson
    Why Uber is Slowly Drowning, But Its Self-driving Program Rolls On
    Why Uber is Slowly Drowning, But Its Self-driving Program Rolls OnSince coming to the limelight a few years ago, especially with the perversion of Internet services and advanced mobile telephony, Uber has become the new big-wig in the taxi services industry across many countries. It's innovative taxi-hailing app...
  3. ProducerLindsey Patterson
    Autonomous Revolution: Society and Self-Driving Cars
    Autonomous Revolution: Society and Self-Driving CarsAutonomous cars have grown significantly from the Navlab projects developed in the 1980's to the point that the United States Department of Transportation, in preparation for widespread implementation, released an official handbook of policies....


    Harvey Lloyd
    12/09/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    Welcome to beBee and i am fascinated by the prospects of autonomous driving. My concerns lie more in the system rather than the product. We know corporations with fleets of trucks, mechanics and service centers provide maintenance. The system once out of the lab where an individual or team of individuals is maintaining, we now have a service mechanic not part of the original design team.

    Humans, through self preservation, can quickly understand a vehicle is unsafe through their senses. Computers can certainly sense this also but the millions of combinations of small safety issues is a lot of code and expectation for a bank of CPU's.

    My secondary concern is that if technology continues to replace the worker/professional at the rate of 10-1 (Made up, probably greater than that) We may not need trucks as the consumer no longer exists. Under our current capitalistic system everyone works to serve the consumer which purchases and grows in wealth and buys more, creating more jobs. This is a simplistic view of a complex concept.

    Eventually we will have to deal with food, clothing and shelter differently in order for us to live without working in a capitalistic economic structure. I hope i live long enough to witness this transformation from earning to serving without wealth being involved.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/09/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Lindsey Patterson. You made a lot of valid points about self-driving vehicles. I guess my main concerns would be loss of jobs for Truck Drivers which could impact our economy, and computers malfunction as well. I keep thinking of the long road trips I've done which have many Mountains, steep grades and truckers have been known to lose their braking system having to climb up a steep hill (sorry, there is a term for that) in order to allow the truck to stop. Not sure a smart truck would know to do that? And, blowing a tire, losing tread.. so many things to factor in. I see it coming though. I wonder what others think?
  4. ProducerVincent Stokes

    Vincent Stokes

    What Will the Driverless Car do to Insurance Companies?
    What Will the Driverless Car do to Insurance Companies?Silicon Valley thrives on being disruptive. So far, they’ve taken down the music industry, the movie rental business, the print news industry, and are in the process of changing countless other bastions of what were once traditional workplaces. So...