A dealership in Rochester, NY had a brand-new, German-built Volkswagen arrive for its pre-sales inspection, and with it came a little message. A message that wasn’t exactly grammatically correct, but the meaning behind it was unmistakable. The message? “Welcome Fuck of USA.”
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Besides a few of the minor, current examples of driverless cars cruising around cities like Phoenix, we're still decades away, if ever, from a full-fledged takeover of autonomous vehicles on public streets. The achievements that have been made to date, however, can be attributed to pioneering engineers like Ernst Dickmanns, whose effort to outfit vehicles with autonomous technology back in the 1980s is profiled in this fascinating Politico story from last week.
One of the biggest problems with self-driving cars, according to Bloomberg, is that they drive too perfectly. They do insane things like make full stops at stop signs and drive the speed limit. Crazy things. I'm here to make a prediction: This will make human drivers very mad. And, soon, because we deserve it, the air will be filled with the sound of drivers honking at computers. It's going to be great!
You sleep with your sawed-off shotgun across your lap and your fingers wrapped loosely around the handle of your machete (because remember: blades don't need reloading). You're 200 days into the zombie apocalypse and you need a ride. What do you choose?