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    For those of you young enough?

    Under fifty perhaps?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hY2HaR4K5c

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    Wonder what will happen if it fails... or gets rattled to death
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Imagine the fun the state sponsored hackers in North Korea or Russia could have with that.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    i once went to an evening where they quized you on putting these things on cars, first step applys pressure to accelerator so you notice resistance to exceeding the sopeed limit, and are less likely to do it, the second was wired into the car. My answer was the second one thanks, i can hen put a brick on my accalerator pedal and the car will drive to exactly the speed limit, every where, and the elecronics will do the rest, no allowance for sub speed limit speeds, weather, traffic, road conditions visibility etc.
    just dumbing us all down. this will be some twat without something to do at work, making things happen so he's busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    just dumbing us all down. this will be some twat without something to do at work, making things happen so he's busy.
    I bet he's highly paid too, doing that job that didn't exist until he talked some executive types into funding him. Makes me fucken sick, councils, govt depts etc are full of these arseholes.
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    The electronics to do this already exist in all new cars and many new bikes. As soon as you have a drive-by-wire (ride-by-wire) system there's no direct connection between accelerator and throttle butterfly so just a matter of implementing the software controls. Speed monitoring, GPS to know where you are, ABS to apply brakes to slow you down, etc, it's all built in already. But rather than controlling the speed directly, I am sure Govts would rather let you drive as you will but send the ticket directly through the mail, maybe disable the engine until the bill is paid.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    I'm so glad to have been younger when I was, with all the freedoms we had in the 60s and 70s particularly.
    Cheers

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    First steps toward self-driving cars. And when you don't drive your own car, you won't need your own car. You'll subscribe to a service, Netflix but for cars. Ahhh the future... *eyes glaze over*.

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    Rubbish. We already have taxis. What happens when everyone wants to go to work at the same time?
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    And the tech for self driving cars in the real world is years away. Notice how it was the hot topic a couple years back, now you just don't hear of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    now you just don't hear of it.
    Except in the accident reports

    U.S. opens probe into Tesla’s Autopilot over emergency vehicle crashes
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Rubbish. We already have taxis. What happens when everyone wants to go to work at the same time?
    Rubbish. We already have buses and trains.

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    God its a fucked up world were living in now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonicorn View Post
    Rubbish. We already have buses and trains.
    um. , , ? Are you using that argument to support or dispute? Or was your previous post tongue in cheek?
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    um. , , ? Are you using that argument to support or dispute? Or was your previous post tongue in cheek?
    Once driverless cars are proven, governments will probably make them mandatory. Buses will probably be driverless too, just swipe on and off or use an app. Scooters and cars are already available on a rent per trip basis. "City Hop" and "Mevo" are just the start.

    Like it or not, that's how I see things going. For the love of bikes and motoring, I hope I'm wrong.

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