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Old 08-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Location: Richardson, TX
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Will we soon have Johnny-cabs?

Wireless devices will allow the vehicles to send signals to each other, warning the drivers of potential dangers such as stopped traffic ahead or cars that might be blowing through a red light. The devices can even get traffic lights to turn green if no cars are coming the other way.
Cars 'talking' to cars: Safety takes a quantum leap in Ann Arbor - Gasbuddy Gas Prices
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Interesting. Similar technology is used in aircraft to avoid mid air collisions, and is referred to as TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System). The system inquires and receives responses from aircraft transponders and compares that data to what is being sent from the onboard transponder of the sending aircraft. Based on set collision parameters (as based on time to impact) the aircraft communicate with each other the pilots to initate a climb or descent as necessary to safely manauever the aircraft away from the "impeding aircraft" and safely maintain distances from other transponder equipped aircraft. Pretty neat stuff.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PanTerra View Post

... this type of crap started years ago...

1) seat belts

2) front wheel drive

3) anti-lock brakes

4) traction control


All are babysitters for irresponsible sheeple.

Everyone knows the funnest cars are RWD, no seatbelt, no ABS, no traction control

yet the masses aren't responsible enough to handle it..

johnny-cab the masses
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:30 PM
Location: CasaMo
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"Warning: You're driving a car built in Michigan"
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