The Autonomous Car Thread - In America, car drives YOU!

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  1. Cutig

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    My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    My gut just says that is really fake. Wrong. Sad!
     
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    I still can't fathom being a climate change denier.

    Just incredible stupidity
     
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    Who is denying. The climate has gone through changes since the beginning of time. I feel sorry for people too stupid to realize it's happening and has for millions of years no matter what man does
     
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    :awkward:
     
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    This is my favorite. If the damn Clemson fanbase looks like radical lefts to you, it's time to take a step back man.

    You're basically Bob Jones University at that point.
     
  6. kylebw7

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    Friedskillet basically doesn't function if he refuses to admit even without man there's been climate change since the beginning of time. It doesn't matter if we're here and polluting or if we're sucking dicks living green. It's happening and the liberal losers can cry and cry but can't do anything to stop it. I liked my warm Christmas weather myself. Heat it up some more. Might go burn so shit at the farm pregame tomorrow
     
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    ill bite

    It's widely known that there is natural climate change caused by volcanic activity, changes in earth's orbit, shit even variations in the sun itself which increase the amount of solar energy that reaches the earth. However, to claim those are the sole reason for the rapid increase in climate change since the industrial revolution is showing your lack of education on the matter.

    But nbd you know more than thousands of climate scientists that disagree with you
     
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    Those losers have to say that to keep their job. This is pitiful
     
  9. friedskillet

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    idk why i expected anything more from farva-lite
     
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    Wouldn't it suck to have such a shit job that you are forced to have the same thoughts or your job becomes a waste and you're fired? It makes it pointless to even pay the losers. You know what they're going to say without paying them. Of course Obama is a piece of shit and gave them about a trillion to do absolutely nothing. They're wastes of my good clean air
     
  11. Dirty Ears Bill

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    NOTICE TO DVU:

    This is exactly what he's doing.
     
  12. 19B

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    A jelly doughnut?
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    Nothing more than a scientific conspiracy framed by a power grab. They just want you to be ok with more regulations.
     
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    No it's not. I'm correct. We can't do anything about it. The "solutions" create just as much pollution. My solution of fusion is the only fucking thing that can help
     
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  14. Cutig

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    Kyle doesn't understand how science works, shocker
     
  15. 19B

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    A jelly doughnut?
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    Kyle, are you familiar with the concept of "confirmation bias"?
     
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  16. cuangler

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    Jokes on everyone who engages Kyle.

    Sorry.
     
  17. kylebw7

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    Fusion creates no waste or pollution and would solve all liberal problems. It's reality not a troll. Pollution doesn't bother me where I live so I don't care about it or the climate. The EPA is by far our biggest waste of money from our government. They do nothing but burn through money and should all be fired
     
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  18. Cutig

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    Your myopic view on life is very sad.
     
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    It isn't just my view that the EPA is a giant waste of money. It's cost roughly a trillion dollars during Obama's presidency and accomplished basically nothing
     
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  20. cuwoodchipper

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    Their annual budget is under $10 billion. What are you talking about?
     
  21. Cutig

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    His gut feeling is that it costs 1 trillion over 8 years, obviously those stupid facts just get in the way
     
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  22. 19B

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    Clean air and clean water. It's magic.
     
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  23. CUvinny

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    Obama's EPA pretty much killed coal in in America along with fracking. It's doing a good job IMO
     
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    Might want to check the facts. It's over 900 billion during his eight years
     
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    Fracking is huge in extracting natural gas. Also with natural gas prices going up many of plants are switching back to coal. They have started opening up a few coal mines that have been closed for 4 years.
     
  26. Cutig

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    Cite?
     
  27. Cutig

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  28. ACCfootprint

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    Still rocks "Dabo 2008" bumper sticker

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  29. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    I am not afraid, brother, I will just get pissed off and throw my wooden shoes into the cogs of this machine.

    Honestly, I am not scared of any of this. Popular Mechanics has shown prototypes for incredible new cars for decades, exciting machines that were supposed to hit the streets in a few years. They never make production.
     
  30. cuwoodchipper

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, a leading safety organization said Wednesday.

    Fatalities rose 6 percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths compared to 37,757 deaths the previous year, according the National Safety Council. The group gets its data from states. The last time there were more than 40,000 fatalities in a single year was in 2007, just before the economy tanked. There were 41,000 deaths that year.

    The increase came as Americans drove more last year — a 3 percent increase in total miles. The council cited continued lower gasoline prices and an improving economy as key factors.

    Following an increase in fatalities in 2015, the United States has had the sharpest two-year increase in traffic deaths in 53 years, the council said.

    Americans have come to accept large numbers of traffic deaths as inevitable instead of than taking actions that would prevent them, said Deborah Hersman, the council's president.

    "Motor vehicle fatality numbers have been ringing the alarm for two years," she said. "Unfortunately, we have been tone-deaf to the data and the carnage on our roadways. If we fail to take action, the death toll will continue to rise."

    Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices, said state officials continue to point to three predominant factors in traffic deaths — "belts, booze and speed."

    In the last three years, 13 states have raised speed limits on at least some portion of their interstate highways.

    "Additionally, driver distraction and our society's addiction to electronic devices is likely playing a role in the increase in deaths," Adkins said.

    The estimated annual mileage death rate last year was 1.25 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles, an increase of 3 percent from the 2015 rate.

    Traffic deaths began dropping in 2008 and reached their lowest point in six decades in 2011 at 32,000 deaths. They fluctuated slightly over the next two years, but started climbing in the last quarter of 2014.

    As the economy recovered, people not only began driving more, but they also increased more risky types of driving "like going out on the weekends or taking long trips on unfamiliar roads," said Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

    Teens, who have the highest fatal crash rates, are also back on the road after the recession when many of them couldn't afford to drive as much, he said.

    The surge in fatalities comes as cars and trucks have more safety features than ever. Nearly all new cars and light trucks now have electronic stability control and rearview cameras, for example. Automakers are also beginning to equip more cars with sophisticated safety technology like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency-braking and blind-spot monitoring that are designed to prevent crashes rather than merely make them survivable.

    Other important safety advances are also on the horizon, including vehicle-to-vehicle communications that allow cars to wirelessly warn each other of their movements in time to avoid collisions and self-driving cars that hold the potential to eliminate human error, a factor in more than 90 percent of crashes.


    The council's fatality estimates differ slightly from those of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The government counts only deaths that occur on public roads, while the council includes fatalities that occur in parking lots, driveways and private roads.

    Last month, NHTSA reported that traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of 2016.
     
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    Driving cars is going to be one of those things that people in the future look back on and wonder why we put up with it. 40,000 lives lost for no reason in a year. If Ebola kills 40,000 US citizens this year we would spend billions fighting it and would solve the problem quickly. We just accept traffic fatalities as some sort of weird fact of life.
     
  32. ACCfootprint

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    Zero deaths is optimal, but we put up with traffic deaths because driving has benefits whereas Ebola does not.
     
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  33. Tigerchan

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    I'm just saying. Maybe we should invest in some alternatives.
     
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  35. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    You techie boys can have your electric driverless soulless passionless machines. Today I traded my Buick (which was a great car and served me well) for this Dodge Challenger RT. I love it. Such smooth effortless power. Driving this will be one of life's great enjoyments.
     

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