Javier 馃悵 beBee
19/10/2017 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 1
To self driving car and 3 more
Vincent Stokes
19/10/2017 路 3 min read 路 ~100
To Technology and 3 more
Semi-Autonomous Cars = Destruction of Humanity; According to My Grandpa

Semi-Autonomous Cars = Destruction of Humanity; According to My Grandpa

The 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...

Jim Cody

Jim Cody

I agree in part, but many cars now come with semi-autonomous features. I drive a 2017 Toyota Avalon with many safety features and find them much safer than any decision and reaction times I can make. Hint: start following bees if you want to get more reactions to you post.

19/10/2017
Jim Cody

Jim Cody

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19/10/2017
Lindsey Patterson
9/10/2017 路 2 min read 路 ~10
To self driving car and 2 more
Why Uber is Slowly Drowning, But Its Self-driving Program Rolls On

Why Uber is Slowly Drowning, But Its Self-driving Program Rolls On

Since 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...

Lindsey Patterson
11/9/2017 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 1
To driving and 4 more
Autonomous Revolution: Society and Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous Revolution: Society and Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous 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

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.

12/9/2017
Lisa Gallagher

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?

12/9/2017
Vincent Stokes
14/7/2016 路 3 min read 路 ~100
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鈥檝e 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....

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