Apple just may have success at an electric car

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    Sep 23, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
    even if the car is initially 49% crap ( gets kernel panics on right hand turns ) i bet people will wait in line to buy it. Even pre order it. They will read all the positive Apple paid for reviews and order the Google-Ford version with the same functionality.

    Apple is the only organization that could wean the SUV from the hipsters and replace it with an odd form factor and call it style.

    The apple watch, like everyone needs a cell phone + watch.

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    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/09/23/apple-incs-self-driving-car-all-the-rumors-we-know.aspx

    a possible Apple Titan:
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    Sep 23, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
    Segmentation fault: core dumped.
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    Sep 23, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
    Why would I want a self driving car?!?? I LIKE driving.
    What's next? Self chewing food?
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    Sep 23, 2015 4:58 PM GMT
    A self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book watch some typically stupid TV show on your iPad while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.
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    Sep 23, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.


    Good point. And maybe we could make everyone over the age of 65 retake their drivers test and if they fail they have to switch to a self driving car.
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    Sep 23, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
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    Lumpyoatmeal saidA self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.
    Good point. And maybe we could make everyone over the age of 65 retake their drivers test and if they fail they have to switch to a self driving car.

    In that case I'd better get cracking and rack up the fun driving; 65 isn't far off for me.
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    Sep 23, 2015 5:48 PM GMT
    My old car had cruise control; you set a speed and it maintained that speed no matter what, until you touched the brake pedal.

    My current car has a proximity sensor in the front so when the cruise control is on it keeps a specified distance from any car in front of you (or maintains the speed you set). Unfortunately the cruise control disengages when the speed drops below 25 MPH. I would like a setup where the cruise control stays on always and when I brake it disengages it for as long as I'm touching the brake pedal, and as soon as I let up it goes back up to speed. Then I'd only need to brake for stop signs and red lights.

    Not only would that be convenient but this car also has a MPG indicator on the dash and it gets much much better mileage when the cruise control is on.
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    Sep 23, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Wyndahoi said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.
    Good point. And maybe we could make everyone over the age of 65 retake their drivers test and if they fail they have to switch to a self driving car.

    In that case I'd better get cracking and rack up the fun driving; 65 isn't far off for me.


    You could still drive IF you were able. Some fifty somethings have lost the ability to drive safely while others in their 80s are fine. The problem is there is no mechanism for concerned family members or doctors to get unsafe older drivers off of the roads.
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    Sep 23, 2015 7:44 PM GMT
    Self driving cars would relieve freeway congestion in major cities.
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    Sep 23, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    self driving, take all the adventure from dui.





    Just if Apple developed an electric car, with out self driving, i bet it would be quite a marketing, development, regulatory project.
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    Sep 24, 2015 9:04 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidWhy would I want a self driving car?!?? I LIKE driving.
    What's next? Self chewing food?


    Most people don't like driving and actually cannot drive. They need an automatic transmission because of their inability to drive.
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    Sep 24, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.


    Good point. And maybe we could make everyone over the age of 65 retake their drivers test and if they fail they have to switch to a self driving car.


    I am well past 65. If I had my way, everyone would re-tested every five years. Anyone who failed would have the license extended for one month to provide time to learn how to drive properly then be re-tested again. Barely passing would require more frequent re-tests. Failure would then mean loss of license. Moreover, the charge for the re-test would be very high to motivate people to study and practice carefully before taking it.

    I'm convinced that most people could drive very well with sufficient motivation. The problem is that entirely too many people have a very casual attitude about driving and fail to understand that it requires more attention than loading the washing machine. That's why there are so many accidents caused by texting or talking on cell 'phones while driving.
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    Sep 24, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    I wonder very soon there will be Apple toilets with custom made designs and cutting edge technology. This world will be a heavenly place to live after 30 years.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 9:30 PM GMT

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    Oh my God, it's so darn cute. I love how the grill looks like a USB slot! Accident? I say not. icon_razz.gif





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    Sep 25, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    musclesbuilder saidI wonder very soon there will be Apple toilets with custom made designs and cutting edge technology. This world will be a heavenly place to live after 30 years.icon_rolleyes.gif


    Fine, as long as they have a built-in bidet.
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    Sep 25, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
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    Wyndahoi said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA self driving car would be handy when traffic is bad, e.g., stop and go. You could kick back and read a book while the car handles the stop and go and lets you know when it's time to pay attention.


    Good point. And maybe we could make everyone over the age of 65 retake their drivers test and if they fail they have to switch to a self driving car.


    I am well past 65. If I had my way, everyone would re-tested every five years. Anyone who failed would have the license extended for one month to provide time to learn how to drive properly then be re-tested again. Barely passing would require more frequent re-tests. Failure would then mean loss of license. Moreover, the charge for the re-test would be very high to motivate people to study and practice carefully before taking it.

    I'm convinced that most people could drive very well with sufficient motivation. The problem is that entirely too many people have a very casual attitude about driving and fail to understand that it requires more attention than loading the washing machine. That's why there are so many accidents caused by texting or talking on cell 'phones while driving.


    I agree 1,000% with this - and feel most people should NOT be driving because they are not responsible enough to. Why should we have to think and work just to get places SAFELY when we could use that time to (potentially) do other things (read the news / learn a language, etc)? Americans are incredibly arrogant about driving - and the many needless deaths prove it over and over again. I say: good riddance to dumb habits/work.
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    Sep 25, 2015 8:27 AM GMT
    Considering how bad their iPhone batteries are.. You probably won't get far with a car like that. ;)
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    some of us cant wait for the availability of an incredibly lite chassis to host any 300hp honda engine swap out.

    serious
    americans are so locked in to drive because there is NO OPTION, we should all have the god given right to be able to work at home, take lite rail into work. otherwise leave the car in the garage
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    Sep 28, 2015 6:15 AM GMT
    pellaz saidsome of us cant wait for the availability of an incredibly lite chassis to host any 300hp honda engine swap out.

    serious
    americans are so locked in to drive because there is NO OPTION, we should all have the god given right to be able to work at home, take lite rail into work. otherwise leave the car in the garage


    Locked into drive? Not really. We have Park, Reverse, Neutral, etc. Actually I don't since I have a manual transmission. About 95% of my driving has been with manual transmissions.