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Old 12-28-16, 01:52 PM   #26
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This couldn't be more pointless.

Also, the complete elimination of human error opens the door for fatal software glitches. Remember those Toyotas that would throttle up on their own? Run you right off into your own death without warning.

I'll stop piloting my own vehicles when I'm dead. Hopefully not killed by someone's self driving automobile.
So the Toyota recall torpedoes the whole concept, eh? How many years were the control-by-wire features in Toyotas before this happened? They ARE still there, too.....
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Old 12-28-16, 03:23 PM   #27
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Driver less Trucks and Captain less container ships are on the horizon,

In the Jobless economy with no source of Income other than the estate trust of your parents,

will humans revert to cannibalism to survive?
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Old 12-28-16, 07:45 PM   #28
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besides, what's the fun in riderless bikes?
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Old 12-29-16, 02:41 AM   #29
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About as much fun as walkerless shoes.
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Old 12-31-16, 01:49 PM   #30
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Driver less Trucks and Captain less container ships are on the horizon,

In the Jobless economy with no source of Income other than the estate trust of your parents,

will humans revert to cannibalism to survive?
No, all us will be given a stipend. The elitists will of course own everything and dole out the stipend because they know best for us. In such a bizarre world riderless bikes make sense. They will have a camera on them to record the riderless adventure for the 400 pound geek on his couch that hacked into Hillary's server she did not have.


3D printing is in it's infancy. There may come a time you can print a bicycle that you designed or purchase the printing license and print the machine in your garage. No need then for captain-less container ships.

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Old 12-31-16, 01:59 PM   #31
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Finland is starting a test of basic income , of course the USA spends on Prisons.
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Old 01-01-17, 11:42 PM   #32
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Who's gonna ride in an instep and trust their bike to ride them around town? They'd better build them right, too! It should be able to run stop signs, red lights, and finally people can stop crying about not getting waved at passing other cyclist, they got the time now, sitting in their aero instep, practicing for their next century.
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Old 07-09-17, 01:46 PM   #33
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If no one is riding the bike, is it even being ridden in the first place?
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I'd like to see some posterless threads on BF.
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Is there a point to riderless bikes at all?
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Old 08-24-17, 09:41 AM   #36
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In a video, as part of a Bicycling Science, demonstration, David Gordon Wilson, Professor of mechanical engineering
at MIT, & author of the book of that science study ,, turned a bike fork & wheel backwards, so lots of trail...

and it without bars or saddle pedals etc, went straight down a hill , because of the large trail/caster angle on the steering geometry..
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Old 08-26-17, 07:09 PM   #37
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coming soon...

I had a quick mental image of Schwinn working with General Motors to adapt driverless car technology to bicycles. For people who want to bike but hate exercise!
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Old 09-07-17, 09:14 PM   #38
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wow!
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I'm sure anyone who's ever spent any time with a computer or other electronic gadget (particularly if you've had to support, fix, or develop software) can relate to the concept of "babysitting" the software. You may have something that works very well, but every now and then there is that unforeseen scenario in which the software loses its "mind" and does something completely unpredicted or silly. Yet, a human might look at that scenario and know immediately what to do.
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Too funny. Mind you I can see them developing a 3 wheel one. Less carbon footprint than a car.
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No point to me, other than making a low weight delivery vehicle or military intelligence (Spy) bike.
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Is there a point to riderless bikes at all?
You can now send your bike on the weekly exercise run and hide from your wife in the workshop.

"Look, honey, I've put 40 miles on the odometer today!"
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