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jjjoooggg
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September 20th, 2021 at 9:00:10 AM permalink
Cadillac supercruise might be just as good as Tesla for fatigue relief. But availability limited.
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mcallister3200
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September 20th, 2021 at 9:23:38 AM permalink
I donít think self driving vehicles will be standard in my lifetime. I think if there were any chance of that, motorcycles wouldnít still be on the road now. Also I think that those that believe weíll be there relatively soon simply donít acknowledge or believe that there are a fair number of human beings that exist in pretty rural areas and arenít going to live near a city in any sort of voluntary scenario.
billryan
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September 20th, 2021 at 11:00:47 AM permalink
I enjoy driving, especially since I don't have to deal with congestion. I've little interest in a self-driving car, unless it could drop me off at a front door and swing by to pick me up when I'm ready. I'm semi-interested in the Tesla pickup truck but it seems to be delayed once again so by the time it comes out, my interest may have moved in another direction.
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September 20th, 2021 at 5:46:58 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I enjoy driving, especially since I don't have to deal with congestion. I've little interest in a self-driving car, unless it could drop me off at a front door and swing by to pick me up when I'm ready. I'm semi-interested in the Tesla pickup truck but it seems to be delayed once again so by the time it comes out, my interest may have moved in another direction.

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    I used to enjoy driving far more than I should have, nowadays, I really don't enjoy it all that much. I actually dislike having to drive any longer than 45 minutes.

    From what I understand the Tesla self-driving isn't too good in the city, but it's fair on the highways.

    Aside from the roadsters, I think they look rather boring.
    ♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
    billryan
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    September 20th, 2021 at 6:00:16 PM permalink
    I don't believe I've ever heard their pickup described as boring. The S was pretty unique when it came out , but has been copied to death.
    tyler498
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    September 20th, 2021 at 10:24:25 PM permalink
    Quote: billryan

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    I can't wait for fully autonomous electric RV's, I'm all in if that happens.

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    Housing will become a thing of the past, as people transition to living full-time in self-driving RVs. Your RV can drop you off at the casino, come back when you signal it, circle the city while you sleep, and drop you back at the casino when you wake up.
    Rinse and repeat.
    You can hit a casino in Colorado, go to sleep and wake up at a casino in New Mexico.
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    Sounds like the best investment an AP can ever make!
    coilman
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    September 21st, 2021 at 12:51:23 AM permalink
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    That is a good way to get yourself killed and hopefully states will soon take drivers licenses away for such behavior. Even on autopilot a pilot cannot just ignore the plane. A car has much more that a person needs to pay attention to. I honestly do not get these people that think self driving cars will let them totally check out from driving.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_jBmo_TIgM
    coilman
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    September 21st, 2021 at 12:58:36 AM permalink
    Quote: tyler498

    As most APs outside of vegas know, it usually involves quite a bit of driving.
    Risk:
    Charging stations: The range of Teslas isn't much worse than what I get with my gas car (350 miles), but charging stations are not as common as gas stations. I'm in California and it doesn't seem to be an issue here but I wonder if I traveled outside if it would come up.

    I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a Model 3 order but wondering if fellow APs have some experiences?
    Note: Apologies if this doesn't fit the topic category, not sure which forum topic it should go into.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFSXDhBXUQg
    AZDuffman
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    September 21st, 2021 at 2:33:08 AM permalink
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    I don't believe I've ever heard their pickup described as boring.



    It might give the Aztek a rub for ugliest car of our time. And looks like it was designed by yuppies who never used a truck for serious work for yuppies who will never use a truck for serious work.
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
    billryan
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    September 21st, 2021 at 6:30:04 AM permalink
    Or it is designed for the 80% or so of people who would never entertain owning a pickup. I'm not sure what you call serious work but demonstrations I've seen online show it can tow with the best of them. It's not for everyone but I think Elon and company go out of their way to do that.

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