[Mm-friends] FW: Driverless Automobiles

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 03:51:25 GMT 2013



                That's strange. Let me know if you are able to open it


                David, thanks for the Nevada article! Wonder if my home
state of Maryland is considering legislation to allow autonomous cars on our
roads. I think Google would have a challenge on their hands testing the car
on the Baltimore beltway during rush hour. <Smile.> Then again, if it worked
in Los Angeles, it could probably work anywhere!


                By the way, I heard you mention on the year-end special that
you were working on getting an interview set up with Mark Riccobono from
NFB, as we discussed last month on this list. Any progress on that?






P.S. I will be submitting a podcast soon (probably tomorrow) which you will
hopefully be able to use on the show. It is a demonstration of the MusicDock
app for iOS, which is an accessible alternative to the Sirius XM Radio app.


From: mm-friends-bounces at acbradio.org
[mailto:mm-friends-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of tony sweeney
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 10:37 PM
To: mm-friends at acbradio.org
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] FW: Driverless Automobiles




Couldn't bring up Chris't's link that he posted. 


Will try again tomorrow. 


Am very interested in the subject but my concern is safety at all times. 


See that Toyota is coming aboard now. 


To explain further, I would like to wait a bit longer after those cars are
well and truly trusted for the road but don't of course have for ever. 


Tony Sweeney

Dublin Ireland----- Original Message ----- 

From: David Tanner <mailto:david.tanner100 at gmail.com>  

To: mm-friends at acbradio.org 

Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 3:10 AM

Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] FW: Driverless Automobiles


Hay Chris,


Thanks for this info.  I am copying below a message that appeared a couple
of days ago related to the driverless vehicle subject.  I noticed that the
basic information about what you have here was also on the ABC evening news
today.  I was a little surprised to see it hit the evening news.  And, what
was really kind of fun was that they used the intro from the Jetson's to
intro the segment.


Move over guys. I  want to go driving'




From: Spencer, Margaret (LARA) [mailto:SpencerM2 at michigan.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 8:22 AM
To: Marge Spencer (margaretspencer at sbcglobal.net)
Subject: FW: MY NEXT CAR! Continental Gets License for Driverless Car




From: Roger [mailto:rogeryake at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 2:37 PM
To: Roger
Subject: MY NEXT CAR! Continental Gets License for Driverless Car



Auburn Hills supplier's driverless car set to hit Nevada roads By Alisa
Priddle Detroit Free Press Business Writer 


Continental of Auburn Hills today became the first automotive supplier to be
approved for a special Nevada license for autonomous driving in its
driverless test car. The supplier has met the requirements for an Autonomous
Vehicle Testing License from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles,
allowing the autonomous car to be tested on the state's public roads. The
red Nevada plate has an infinity sign to denote it as a car of the future.
It shows that the driverless car passing motorists is both safe and legal.
Continental's strategy is clearly focused on making this type of future
technology a reality," said Chairman Elmar Degenhart. It's clear to us that
automated driving will be a key element in the mobility of the future," he
said, adding that Continental can provide partially automated systems for
customers by 2016 and fully automated systems as early as 2020. The industry
sees autonomous driving as the next frontier in vehicle safety, with sensors
gauging the surroundings and steering, braking and accelerating accordingly.
The technology is designed to reduce accidents, congestion and fuel
consumption. With driverless cars, the age and state of the driver does not
matter and parking is not an issue when cars drop off their passengers and
drive home. Google has developed a driverless car that also has qualified
for a Nevada license. Continental took a VW Passat, outfitted it with driver
assist technologies and completed more than 15,000 miles of road testing
with no hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal. It is an important step
toward achieving the company's Vision Zero - the goal of reaching zero
accidents and zero fatalities on the roadways. 


Contact Alisa Priddle: 313-222-5394 or apriddle at freepress.com

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----- Original Message ----- 

From: Chris Nusbaum <mailto:dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>  

To: mm-friends at acbradio.org 

Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 9:52 PM

Subject: [Mm-friends] FW: Driverless Automobiles


Thought you may be interested in this article about driverless cars from the
Wall Street Journal. I received this article from another list:


From: blind-democracy-bounces at octothorp.org
[mailto:blind-democracy-bounces at octothorp.org] On Behalf Of R. E. Driscoll
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 10:36 PM
To: 'Blind Democracy Discussion List'
Subject: Driverless Automobiles


>From the Wall Street Journal of Friday, 4 January 2013Page B1

Toyota Motor Corp and Audi AG are throwing their hats into the ring ot
potential suppliers of self-driving vehicles.

Both auto makers confirmed on Thursday that they will be demonstrating
autonomous driving features at the Consumer Electronics Show this coming
week, signaling a new effort to raise the technology's profile among



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