Transportation Communist/Gizmodo contributor Alissa Walker is back with another pro-Autonomous Driving article, Why Self-Driving Cars Should Never Have Steering Wheels. Citing Google’s Chris Urmson, she adds some predictable commentary to his argument that Self-Driving Cars basically should launch at Level 5. Don’t know your Autonomous Driving (AD) Levels? Here’s a nice chart from SAE. I’ll say this one more time…technology can solve a lot of problems, but it can’t solve for human nature. I don’t think it matters whether AD is Level 5 capable. People want to feel agency, however untrained they are in the art of driving. Article coming… Continue reading
Love or hate Edward Snowden, we all know what he stands for. PRIVACY, right? Wrong. Because Snowden clearly also believes in Self-Driving Cars (SDC’s). For someone who claims to support privacy at any cost – including what critics would call treason – it’s the height of cognitive dissonance to ALSO believe in SDCs. SDCs, but definition, require the near total abdication of privacy.
How can Snowden not see this? And which side does he ultimately fall on?
I’ll let the above tweet from Matt Novak speak for itself. Now imagine you own a car with OnStar, or ANY with voice recognition, ESPECIALLY if it was made in the last 24 months. Do you really believe there is NO chance someone is listening to your in-car conversations? Really?
The Americans. As in the show. Actually happened. The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies.
The German Police Hit The Gumball 3000 Hard. You didn’t need to be Nostradamus to see that coming.
Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don’t want. I think some of them want it. I know I do. But not so sure about people over 50. My mom sure doesn’t. Basically, if your desktop has ever crashed, you probably don’t want it. Paging, Windows 95 users…
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Reinvented the Umbrella, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about this. They certainly invented something.
I really dig this Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake concept. It’s the normal person’s Ferrari FF:
The Team Polizei 144 models – namely myself, and a cute Swedish girl whose name I forgot after she left the photo shoot – have always been more attractive than actual German Polizei officers. I wasn’t looking for a new Polizei 144 centerfold, but it looks like actual Polizei officer Adrienne Koleszar is much better looking than I am, better at hand-to-hand combat, and, with 190k Instagram followers, more popular as well.
Rise of the FuzzBuster, A.K.A. the radar detector.
I was arrested, then kidnapped during the Gumball 3000. How amateur. Actually, wait. I was too. Once. Article coming.
A map of Electric Vehicle charging sites from 1914. Thanks, pluginsites.
Hooning a Model S? Looks like five German kids who survived this Tesla crash got off lucky. I wonder what would have happened in my E39 BMW Polizei M5.
Authorities are worried that sex behind the “wheel” in Self-Driving Cars is dangerous. Which makes no sense.