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Driverless Cars Hitting the Road Soon in San Francisco

Discussion in 'Autonomous' started by Old Smokey, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Well after two days of news articles bashing the increased traffic that the State approved TNC programs, aka FUBER and Lyft a new press release today. Those asked about my prophecy "The Final Countdown Begins," even I am surprised to see media release that modified autonomous cars will be on the streets of San Francisco soon. FUBER and Lyft will take all their Pool data to battle trying to keep the driver amounts as high as possible, but soon they will battle for just cars on the road. To coin a pharse from our NEW LEADER "YOU'RE FIRED."
     
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  2. Coaststarlight

    Coaststarlight Well-Known Member

    Location:
    America
    Are these real driverless cars or the ones with a a small party of engineers and technicians occupying half the available seats incase it decides to become un-driverless randomly?
     
  3. Tedgey

    Tedgey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    What do you think? It's none of the above. @old coughalot is making this up. Otherwise he would have provided a damned LINK ALREADY!
     
  4. BurgerTiime

    BurgerTiime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    Lyft
    But Uber doesn't provide transportation!! They are only a technology company that enables two people to connect; one looking for a ride and the other happens to be going in the same direction! lol!!!
     
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  5. observer

    observer Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    long beach

  6. Linux Geek

    Linux Geek Active Member

    Location:
    Santa Monica
    Will the driverless Uber cars in San Francisco have two Uber employees in the front seats like the driverless cars in Pittsburgh?
     
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  7. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Copy and drag not my strong suit. Article in Uber news. Old Coughalot? Stage 4 Cancer is still terminal, denial that FUBER is moving forward to replace any and all drivers is STAGE 3.
     
  8. observer

    observer Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    long beach
    "Bahaddine, a full-time Uber driver not involved in the autonomous vehicle project who asked to be identified by just his first name, said Uber told drivers about its plans to launch self-driving Fords and Volvos in San Francisco. He's not too concerned, however, that robot cars will take his job.

    "I'm not worried," Bahaddine said. "It's only 100 cars coming.""


    This was funny, lol, how many Bahaddines could possibly work for Uber in SF. :D
     
  9. LostOne

    LostOne Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
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  10. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Today FUBER is a technology company, when there are no independent contractors/partner's left then like a butterfly it will change into the WORLD'S LARGEST TRANSPORTATION COMPANY!!! Oh one more thing the prices are going up. FUBER ON
     
  11. observer

    observer Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    long beach
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  12. Linux Geek

    Linux Geek Active Member

    Location:
    Santa Monica
    I don't think anyone on this forum is denying Uber is moving forward. The question is how fast. I would think autonomous driving on core Los Angeles city streets is a hundred times harder engineering problem to solve than driving down the freeway, which a Tesla for example can do now. Pickups and dropoffs are going to be especially hard problems to solve.
     
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  13. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I don't see a driverless Lada article...must be just a fad.
     
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  14. SurgeOrSelect

    SurgeOrSelect Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
  15. Tedgey

    Tedgey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
  16. uberer2016

    uberer2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Uber HQ
    Driving:
    Lyft
    My new job will be to ride uber and lyft all day in these driveless car looking for a defective unit. One accident and i get paid and will be set for life.
     
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  17. 2CV750CC

    2CV750CC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    City of Angels

    Bahaddines - must be the Mexican dude who dines out a lot - he comes from Baja California and can't spell
     
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  18. Tedgey

    Tedgey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    I agree fire the most part here. Uber is inching forward in certain locations but how are they going to handle driving in DTLA where your GPS hardly even works and you have to park in a driving lane to pick up and drop off. These are solvable problems but they'll take a long time to solve. These are decisions that require judgement. Don't discount how powerful a tool your mind is and there will never be a computer that can apply judgement like the human brain.
     
  19. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    FUBER and Lyft have been trying to get cities to have TNC zones, aka bus stops. They are programming the masses. Fight the system, don't become a sitting duck.
     
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  20. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Think of all the boost perks, and new driver incentives. There is plenty of waste to cut from balance sheet. Remember what Travis said "The guy in the front seat is the most expensive part of rideshare."
     
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