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Windows 7: Keep calm and let the car drive itself

05 Oct 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Keep calm and let the car drive itself

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Several times in the past year, I've climbed aboard a jet airliner, and it has carried me to some far-flung destination abundant in sunshine and balmy temperatures.

Sunshine and balmy temperatures are two things we don't take for granted here in the UK, but another aspect of the sentence above, we do.

"It has carried me," for example. "It" being the aircraft, of course. And using the singular neuter pronoun "it" refers to something we're all acutely aware of these days, which is that it's quite possible for an aircraft to conduct most of its journey without input from the pilot and co-pilot.

By and large, our journeys aboard modern aircraft are left largely in the hands of a computer. And we just sort of...trust it.

In fact, we trust computers with a great deal these days. We trust them enough to store our priceless family photos on, and to buy expensive products across the Internet, with little more than encrypted bits of data hiding our valuable bank details from prying eyes.

We also trust that computers will coordinate systems that let those expensive products get to the place they're being stored in the first place. Or indeed, that the products will be built in the first place, using computer-controlled machines.

You'll already have guessed where this is going: Why, given all that trust put in computers, is it so hard to trust cars driven entirely by computer?
Read more at: Keep calm and let the car drive itself | XCAR - CNET Reviews

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05 Oct 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I love the technologies and such behind whats being done........but the idea of someday being forced to give up the wheel is just wrong. Maybe it's my love of driving and the freedom it affords me but I don't ever want to give that up. So what's the compromise for people whom love their cars for more than just transportation? Track days.....I don't think so but we as a society are pushing towards autonomous vehicles and I for one hope I'm long dust before it happens.
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06 Oct 2013   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Really if I wanted to go the speed limit I would ride the bus
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06 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I would like the option of automatic driving and manual driving. I would like there to be a setting. Similar to the movie IROBOT.

Those were cool cars in that movie.
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06 Oct 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, my car's auto-pilot system got a BSOD. Oops.

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06 Oct 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

In the above situation who's insurance company will pay or is this a true no fault accident?
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06 Oct 2013   #7

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry, my car's auto-pilot system got a BSOD. Oops.

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Hope no-one got hurt but,
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06 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

LOL
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06 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry, my car's auto-pilot system got a BSOD. Oops.

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Now that would be the real issue and cars that catch viruses
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07 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My son was playing a video car racing game in the back seat on his iPad and all of a sudden all hell broke out.
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