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Video: Oxford RobotCar Takes It to Another Level

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Rob Spiegel
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An affordable robotcar?
Rob Spiegel   4/26/2013 9:53:29 AM
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Nice video, Cabe. Quick, tell me who invented the automobile. OK, tell me who invented a process to make the automobile affordable. Ford of course. You're right, Cabe, finding a way to make a product affordable may be the most significant aspect of a product's success.

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Cabe Atwell   4/26/2013 4:21:25 PM
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Transport vehicle 1st designs via Leonardo da Vinci.

Actual built model would be Karl Benz – first gasoline based automobile.

 

I would like to see a world of connected cars. I think it would be a safer place.

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Rob Spiegel   4/26/2013 4:55:40 PM
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I agree, Cabe. With upwards of 30,000 Americans dying in auto accidents each year, we have a real problem. We certainly wouldn't put up with 30,000 people daying each year in plane crashes or by terror attack. Time to make cars safer.

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Charles Murray   4/26/2013 6:17:21 PM
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Agreed, Rob. It's interesting that we accept those 30,000 fatalities so readily, yet resist autonomous vehicles in many cases.

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Debera Harward   4/27/2013 7:13:14 PM
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This indeed is a very good technology and it will be more helpfull for people who use the same route daily .That is daily commute , School and uni runs etc.If the cost of this robotcar drops down it will soon become very popular and people will try to buy it because it will make their lifes easier and will allow stressfree drive

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jmiller   4/28/2013 2:26:27 PM
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I like the use of a different technology.  This is one I haven't heard about until now.  Everything I had heard about with using GPS.  Using the idea of learning routes and being able to rememeber the way is really cool.

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jmiller   4/28/2013 2:26:28 PM
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I like the use of a different technology.  This is one I haven't heard about until now.  Everything I had heard about with using GPS.  Using the idea of learning routes and being able to rememeber the way is really cool.

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jmiller   4/28/2013 2:30:50 PM
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It's interesting that people are so resistant, almost scared of the autonomous cars and vehicles.  Yet, we will ride on a bus or on a train.  I think this is one of those situations where our fear of not being in control may be overwhelming our sense of good judgement.  It's interesting to see how many farmers are embrasing the idea of autonomous tractors.  They still ride in the tractors, but it's the GPS that does most of the driving.

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Debera Harward   4/28/2013 4:23:13 PM
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Jmiller you are absolutely  correct uptill now we have heard of unmanned vehicles using GPS system however this is the different one i have come accross if it would have been using GPS there was no point of me getting fascinated by it because i myself have designed an unmanned ground vehicle using GPS routing and SONARS for obstacle detection.

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Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 5:00:55 AM
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Interesting perspective about affordability, Rob and Cabe. Yes, it's probably true, but I think also safety is an aspect that is important to success, especially in the case of a robotic automobile. Good coverage of this emerging player in the market.

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