Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by RenchFries, Jan 31, 2016.
The stupid thing about this will be when the first one gets in an accident and kills someone everyone will be screaming for it to be scrapped as if 100s of people don't get killed in cars every day.
That's what I'm afraid of, too. Truth is, most people suck at driving. Most accidents are caused by people just being stupid retards.
It really looks like a wonderful tool that makes a boring commute a lot more pleasant.
I drove a Tesla last year. It felt like the future.
The guy who was masturbating to his smart phone when he crashed needed a Tesla.
I see a fair amount of those downtown these days. Almost all in front of the Juvenile Justice Building, which I assume means a lawyer's ride. Are they aluminum? I don't believe I'd drive one in the salty winter crap if they weren't.
i saw some tv story somewhere at some point (can't recall at all)
these cars would do away with personal auto insurance?
any accident would now be the fault of the automaker/company running the brains that does the driving
and stuff like that
it was kind of interesting
I think so. They've done a lot to offset the weight of the enormous battery.
They're not cheap, that's for sure, but they offer a truly unique driving experience. Nothing is quite like it.
I would love to get in my car, tell it to drive somewhere like Vegas or New Orleans and go to sleep and wake up at my destination. I think that could happen in my lifetime...
Cool. Now they'll cost $140,000 instead of $120,000.
It's already possible technology-wise.
It's just not legal yet and people aren't comfortable with the idea yet. But yeah I give it less than ten years.
Why would anyone want that? I might as well take a fucking train.
We were built in part on our love of cars.
They start around 80k last time I checked.
Another thing that I love about Tesla is how they update their cars.
If you bought one of the first ones, you have all those features, too. They're at version 7 of the software now, and added tons of new features to it through the years. Some updates even added horsepower and torque to the cars.
Don't you ever use cruise control? This is basically an extension of that. This feature is not meant for "fun" driving.
My old man has a new car that has radar guided cruise control. It's fantastic when you're in traffic or doing a boring and busy highway stretch.
I drive my car like a man, so no.
Trains cant go to as many places
Yeah but they dont have 200 mile ranges like a Tesla.
They just invented this technology - trains have over a 100 year head start.
So even on a boring stretch of highway where you drive the same speed constantly, you prefer to have your foot on the accelerator for hours on end instead of just flipping om the cruise control and chill out a little?
Whatever makes you happy, I guess.
Trust me, they're working on that.
A couple of years ago they showed a demo of a battery swapping station. It took less than thirty seconds to take the empty pack out and put an charged one in.
If they have a network of those all over the country, it would even be faster than pumping gas. Easier, too, actually, as every power outlet can charge the car.
cool concept but it doesn't seem like the technology is "there" quite yet, he had a pretty long list of instances in where the car is getting "confused"...if the car is that easily confused it shouldnt be driving itself