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Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« on: 10 October 2018, 13:45:18 »

This is a good argument with the changes that are going to occur is the 2020s where it might very well be the case.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45786690
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #1 on: 10 October 2018, 13:51:57 »

A paltry 13 years from nags with four legs to being nagged by the woman sitting next to you. :)
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2018, 15:31:57 »

This is a good argument with the changes that are going to occur is the 2020s where it might very well be the case.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45786690
Load of old fanny. The people changed from horse to car because it was quicker and more practical, not because they embraced new technology. How the wotsit are people going to do, say, my wife's journey from our front door in Barnsley to her school in Sheffield? By sharing with another five people being picked up and dropped off on the way? Or are these single seater cars that do just the journey that you order?
People want their own space. If they are forced to buy an electric car, so be it, but using a system that involves other people travelling with you is a no no. It may have to be that way sometime in the future, but not in the 2020's.
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2018, 15:41:12 »

Those that benefit from Greed cameras and speed traps will resist this move!

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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #4 on: 10 October 2018, 16:04:16 »

V8 or nothing for me, end of story..
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2018, 18:26:17 »

Autonomous vehicles may start to appear in this timeframe, but not shared cabs (of any description).  Shared cabs don't work now, even traditional car sharing only works for the very few, so why would it work in a few years.  In fact, as we move to a 24/7 society, its less likely to.
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #6 on: 10 October 2018, 19:11:48 »

Can't see me getting rid of my two and not replacing them with at least one other,that's assuming that at least one of them see me out in the first place so possibly I have bought my last car but not because of self driving technology.
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #7 on: 10 October 2018, 19:30:18 »

Given that Lord Opti is always predicting the demise of someone or other on here, it's quite possible that we all have bought our last car!  ::)  ;D
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2018, 22:40:44 »

I saw that.

Might happen but needs a lot of infrasturucture change. I loved the bit about one per village.


People like their own car. Thatis why there are so many variations on trim, music, features and crucially like to be in control. Like speed, maybe a reckless overtake or a bit over the speed limit.

What happens to all the serviceable fossil fuel cars? I would like to see an electric autonomous car pull a small trailer load of olives out of an olive grove each day as happens each day here for months for hindreds of thousands of farmers.
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #9 on: 12 October 2018, 18:50:41 »

I suspect electric cars will be forced upon us to move pollution from city centres to downwind of more rural gas powered power stations. Labour London mayor is taking the lead in the UK, but mainland core EU states are making it increasingly difficult to use an older internal combustion car in cities, where you have to display a pollution level badge. Green lobby is very big and strong in Germany which is driving much of this.

Likewise with self-driving cars. Even with the limited automation on Teslas they have found it has reduced accident rates by two thirds when used.

10 years from now you probably won't be able to drive yourself and as a minimum use a hybrid on electric power in all uk large towns and cities. You will also be charged an astronomic insurance premium if it is a non-self driving car.

When it comes to sharing, I agree that has never caught on which is why coaches, buses and passenger trains have all failed. :-X :-X :-X
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2018, 20:23:06 »

I suspect electric cars will be forced upon us to move pollution from city centres to downwind of more rural gas powered power stations. Labour London mayor is taking the lead in the UK, but mainland core EU states are making it increasingly difficult to use an older internal combustion car in cities, where you have to display a pollution level badge. Green lobby is very big and strong in Germany which is driving much of this.

Likewise with self-driving cars. Even with the limited automation on Teslas they have found it has reduced accident rates by two thirds when used.

10 years from now you probably won't be able to drive yourself and as a minimum use a hybrid on electric power in all uk large towns and cities. You will also be charged an astronomic insurance premium if it is a non-self driving car.

When it comes to sharing, I agree means that has never caught on which is why coaches, buses and passenger trains have all failed. :-X :-X :-X

So in just 10 years time a British government will buy the average worker a self driving car, which will be a hybrid or an electric vehicle so they can keep the wheels of industry going and stave off a people's revolt against their means of individual freedom being compromised??  Yes, sure!  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #11 on: 12 October 2018, 20:32:21 »

"................oh, and then you have us growing population of over 65's whose ability to get around under our own steam, in our own cars, that gives us freedom and stops us relying on the state to subsidise our travels.  But I suppose the government will either buy us new fangled cars or provide wonderful levels of benefits and social care to overcome our lose of own transport?  Once again, yes ,sure! ::) ::)
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #12 on: 12 October 2018, 20:42:37 »

It (or something like it) will happen ,but I think it will take longer than ten years. 25 would be more like it imo. As long as Im already dead they can crack on with it.
The free world we once knew is long gone, and unlikely to come back. The youth of today have been educated in such a way that they neither understand the concept, or see any problem with the direction of travel.

Those who live in the middle of Arkansas or Kentucky might last a bit longer than the rest of us, but the state will probably put something in the water to make them compliant.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: 12 October 2018, 21:19:59 »

As somebody recently pointed out to me, the majority of this years university intake have never known anything other than the 21st century. Their disinterest and for some contempt for the sacrifices of WWI (the all deads) and WW2 (the mostly deads) generations are their remoteness and of no interest to almost all of them.

Too many of the Remoaner comments I have seen are based on the fact that Levers were generally older, so they wish, hope and celebrate every one of these deaths and want us all to get on with it, so they are the majority. They are too thick to realise that people generally get wiser and more conservative with age, so for each death an older Remoaner becomes a Leaver, which is why Leavers in surveys are still 52-55% of the voting population. ;D ;D ;D

When we were young one of the joys of going to work was earning more money and owning things like records, hi-fi, motorbikes, cars and then houses, followed by holiday homes, where the current millennial generation are quite happy to lease and rent everything, so they have sky high living expenses and never own anything. :-\

The only thing the younger generations don't seem to like is their stick the nearly deads in homes, so it doesn't affect their self-centred lives, except we don't play by their rules, we are determined to linger and use up all their inheritance money. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Have you already bought the last car you will ever own?
« Reply #14 on: 12 October 2018, 21:45:37 »

Smart governments/ manufacturers will produce different models. Eg.

Elite

CDX

CD

So you arededucted more credits for more comfort features., nothaving to share, not having tochange at a hub and so on.

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