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What's That Thing Atop the Google Car?

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Ratsky
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Re: Hang on a bit....
Ratsky   6/20/2014 2:39:34 PM
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One more choice bit that ties into some OTHER blog topics: the patent holder for the very first attempt to apply this technology in the form of FDM rather than CDMA (even before the actual term "coding theory" was coined by the father of all digital communications, Claude Shannon post-WWII) was the "bombshell" actress Hedy Lamarr.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/17/2014 7:07:39 PM
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Yeah, I'm an ME , and I thought the same thing, too.  But your explanation and reference to CDMA makes it clear.  Thanks for the guidance. Literally!

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/17/2014 6:59:12 PM
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I agree; especially disconcerting is that the vehicle doesn't even have a steering wheel.  No chance to "over-ride" the autonomy, in any situation.  It's Wonka's Great Glass Elevator, shooting thru the roof!

But the laser measurement technology does sound very well-conceived, and accordingly, quite compelling as a pending reality; so, I have no trouble envisioning it as pervasive in the coming years. 

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Mydesign   6/12/2014 6:06:40 AM
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"The car's "face" looks like a cartoon face."

Charles, according to me shape doesn't matter. It can be remodel to any shape at any instance.

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Charles Murray   6/10/2014 7:46:55 PM
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Agreed, Cabe. The car's "face" looks like a cartoon face.

Mydesign
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Mydesign   6/10/2014 2:45:15 AM
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Kenl, there is no doubt that there are common concerns from a passenger or common man angle and it has to be addressed properly. I believe when it becomes reality, all such concerns may get addressed properly and without addressing these issues, I won't think regulatory bodies will give final on -road approvals.

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Cabe Atwell   6/10/2014 2:43:17 AM
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That 'thing' is meant to be a distraction from looking at the car's creepy cartoon-like face. Actually, I think Google's LIDAR-based system would be a great addition to any vehicle, especially in a safety aspect.

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Mydesign   6/10/2014 2:27:11 AM
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"I think I would trust a computer looking at sensors more than I would a teenager looking at a cellphone!"

Ttemple, obliviously.

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Mydesign   6/10/2014 2:25:58 AM
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Ratsky, thanks for the fine details. These are some of the concerns when we look from common man angle. There is no doubt that technology is developed in a mature way to address all there issues.

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Pubudu   6/9/2014 12:32:04 PM
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Very true armorris, the best thing is this will help to drunk people to go home safely and allow anyone to have fun at any time.......................

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