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Don't think I'd try this
« on: 10 August 2019, 15:26:01 »

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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #1 on: 10 August 2019, 15:51:24 »

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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #2 on: 10 August 2019, 17:14:12 »

Nothing happened...... :-X

No fatalities.....

Watching paint dry comes to mind. :)
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #3 on: 10 August 2019, 17:16:15 »

Nothing happened...... :-X

No fatalities.....

Watching paint dry comes to mind. :)

Not just me then ..... I thought I'd missed something
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #4 on: 10 August 2019, 17:50:30 »

The old duffer probably linked to the wrong video.  ::)
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #5 on: 10 August 2019, 17:56:16 »

No, it's an astra being driven in a very dangerous manner. Just saying I wouldn't try it.
Sorry there was nothing hilarious or gorey for the facebookers among you.
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #6 on: 10 August 2019, 17:57:21 »

Ahhhh......I get it. You've never heard of such magic.  ;D
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #7 on: 10 August 2019, 18:42:38 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #8 on: 10 August 2019, 19:15:34 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #9 on: 10 August 2019, 19:31:41 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
Indeed
I quite enjoy jumping in one of the peasant's astras now and then and throwing it about stress testing it after spannering it   :D
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #10 on: 10 August 2019, 20:07:26 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
Indeed
I quite enjoy jumping in one of the peasant's astras now and then and throwing it about stress testing it after spannering it   :D
All of your cheapo cars are peasants cars.  ;D
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #11 on: 10 August 2019, 20:11:45 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
Indeed
I quite enjoy jumping in one of the peasant's astras now and then and throwing it about stress testing it after spannering it   :D
All of your cheapo cars are peasants cars.  ;D
peasants = family members  :y
my fuel bill is bigger than the sum of the rest of the fleet  ;D
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #12 on: 10 August 2019, 20:15:06 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
Indeed
I quite enjoy jumping in one of the peasant's astras now and then and throwing it about stress testing it after spannering it   :D
All of your cheapo cars are peasants cars.  ;D
peasants = family members  :y
my fuel bill is bigger than the sum of the rest of the fleet  ;D
Sorry, Dave, I forgot omegas are high-end executive vehicles. Or they were, 20ish years ago.  :P
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #13 on: 10 August 2019, 20:27:44 »

It's bad enough letting the Devil change gear for you  :-X
why would you trust him with doing the steering  :o

Surely in such a magnificent vehicle, you'd want to savour every minute of the driving experience yourself? :-\
Indeed
I quite enjoy jumping in one of the peasant's astras now and then and throwing it about stress testing it after spannering it   :D
All of your cheapo cars are peasants cars.  ;D
peasants = family members  :y
my fuel bill is bigger than the sum of the rest of the fleet  ;D
Sorry, Dave, I forgot omegas are high-end executive vehicles. Or they were, 20ish years ago.  :P
My builder's van is quite posh , it's got a sunroof  ,bucket avoidance system ,paint on the body panels etc  :)
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #14 on: 11 August 2019, 00:32:23 »

Unlike a fatal Tesla crash in Ukraine a few weeks a go on the Kiev-Odessa motorway. Early morning with a low sun angle in their driving assist mode & it didn't see or react to a clear lane closed lorry with chevrons on the back for moving across a lane.
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #15 on: 11 August 2019, 08:35:44 »

Unlike a fatal Tesla crash in Ukraine a few weeks a go on the Kiev-Odessa motorway. Early morning with a low sun angle in their driving assist mode & it didn't see or react to a clear lane closed lorry with chevrons on the back for moving across a lane.

Just more Darwin at work.

"I can't see where I'm going. Good job my car drives itself". ::)
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #16 on: 11 August 2019, 09:37:28 »

Unlike a fatal Tesla crash in Ukraine a few weeks a go on the Kiev-Odessa motorway. Early morning with a low sun angle in their driving assist mode & it didn't see or react to a clear lane closed lorry with chevrons on the back for moving across a lane.

Just more Darwin at work.

"I can't see where I'm going. Good job my car drives itself". ::)
And you'd have to be a future Darwin candidate to tick the autopilot on the options list, knowing how poor Tesla software (in general, but especially in relation to the autopilot) really is.
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #17 on: 11 August 2019, 13:48:22 »

In which case, why the fack are they allowed to sell it to joe public ? Maybe sacrificing a few humans is worth allegedly preserving the icebergs ?
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #18 on: 11 August 2019, 13:57:57 »

In which case, why the fack are they allowed to sell it to joe public ? Maybe sacrificing a few humans is worth allegedly preserving the icebergs ?


Because we've been repeatedly promised self driving cars before teatime today, so they have to put what they have so far into use. With 7.7billion humans on the planet, pretend AIs killing a few thousand doesn't really matter.
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #19 on: 11 August 2019, 15:11:08 »

Our car has lane assist. You can actually let it steer round a few corners itself before it spots no driver input and reminds you with a loud bing. It does the same when I steer straight for too long too. Good party trick and a useful feature for people that fall asleep on long journeys.

I still remain to be convinced that these autonomous vehicles will work ( despite accepting they are the future).  Some concerns are how does it work in bad weather ( snow, rain, mud). Can it see potholes or objects onthe road or indeed dimwits in your lane coming round a corner., roadwork lane changes and so on?
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #20 on: 11 August 2019, 16:29:36 »

Unlike a fatal Tesla crash in Ukraine a few weeks a go on the Kiev-Odessa motorway. Early morning with a low sun angle in their driving assist mode & it didn't see or react to a clear lane closed lorry with chevrons on the back for moving across a lane.

Just more Darwin at work.

"I can't see where I'm going. Good job my car drives itself". ::)
And you'd have to be a future Darwin candidate to tick the autopilot on the options list, knowing how poor buy a Tesla software (in general, but especially in relation to the autopilot) really is.

Fixed. :y
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #21 on: 11 August 2019, 17:22:04 »

Can,t see them working on C roads and country lanes. Most of the drivers, sorry, knobs who are around here seem to think that they are never going to meet another vehicle, ever.  >:(
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #22 on: 11 August 2019, 18:39:18 »

If there are no road markings-as on some smaller roads/country lanes/just after a road has been re-surfaced-how does it know whether you're "in lane" or not? When autonomous vehicles become the norm[which they eventually will]there could be some real fun and games when the hackers get to work!
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Re: Don't think I'd try this
« Reply #23 on: 12 August 2019, 08:22:37 »

If there are no road markings-as on some smaller roads/country lanes/just after a road has been re-surfaced-how does it know whether you're "in lane" or not? When autonomous vehicles become the norm[which they eventually will]there could be some real fun and games when the hackers get to work!

The hackers are already hard at work: https://www.carhackingvillage.com/
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