Autonomous Cars? or Let Hal Do The Driving

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    As long as they don't arm them. Makes me think ED-209.
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    Brings Robocop to the next level and as JDee stated, Dunkin Donuts out of business. "Dead or alive, you're paying that parking ticket"..
     
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    Hah! When Sync5 comes out, it'll have "auto-ticket" - a new feature that charges your credit card every time you speed or run a red light. No need for traffic cops - your car knows what you did and you're gonna pay!
     
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    Yeah, and roll it into your car payment. Plus interest. :rolleyes:
     
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    All this automation stuff is really starting to worry me. They're planning on getting tolls back in Ct ( after 35 yrs) on a lot more roads than the original I95 & Merritt parkway, using those hi-tech overhead cameras. I never had a front plate on my Boss but I assume that will have to change. What if someone steals your plate and puts on their car for a free ride for a while , with you paying the bill? Anybody familiar with these camera tolls? Do you get a bill in the mail every month? I always thought extortion was illegal..............but calling it road usage fees makes everything OK.
     
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    We have tolls like that. I normally only have the back plate on and the cameras take a front and back picture. I don't think you'll have to worry about it. I carry the front plate with me on the FakeR just in case. It's only an issue *if* you get pulled over for something else. They don't pull you over for just the missing front plate here.
     
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    They say driving is a privilege now and perhaps someday you'll have to pay to drive and sit in traffic.
     
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    Did just that heading out to my last track day. Sat on the toll road for about 40 minutes on a stretch that normally takes 4 or 5 minutes to cross even with light traffic. Still had to pay.
     
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    ...Tyme you just gave them another idea for a new tax...they're already trying to figure out a way to tax the air we breathe...read on...https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tax-poe-alan-radau
     
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    Pains me to say that guy's a Canuck. And he's right. Sadly.
     
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    It's all so taxing on my brain.
     
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    Tyme, What are you doing??? You just gave them another taxing idea...Altho they might not get much of a return from most of us...:D..and never mind that "speak for yourself" line.............
     
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    How did we go from auto-cars to taxes anyway????...Oh yeah.....Big Brother.............:rolleyes:
     

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