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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Tesla is not known for keeping timelines.  I will believe it when I see it.  Not to mention I would be willing to bet that that cheaper car will not include autopilot, and if it does, it will not be in that price range.    I seems to me that you are arguing that in the future everyone will drive a Tesla.  That doesn't seem realistic to me at all. 
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    What if the sign is covered by snow?  What if he road is covered by leaves?  Does the autopilot take are of all of that?  Remember, it only takes a few accidents to reduce the confidence of the public so that it will not be accepted.  Why would it be anymore succeptible to spoofing than say, air travel or shipping which already depends on signaling?  There is nothing inherently "spoofable" for autopilot than any number of other technologies.  That is a technical problem that is easier to solve than the Burger King "spoof" that was already mentioned.  I can photocopy a stop sign and set it up on my street right now.  Tesla would recognize it as a stop sign and stop.  Spoof complete.  The question is, why would I want to?  What advantage would I gain?  Spoofing a digital signal (which would include some sort of encryption) would be much harder. Again, why would I want to? I think arguments about spoofing are a red herring.  The only thing that I have read has said that companies need to be aware of the risk- not that it is something that is unsolvable.   Why would a new stop sign that includes a signal not be added to the network of information provided to drivers by the Transportation Department (or whomever is responsible)?  Why do I need a private company to do it for me?  What if I am not driving a Tesla?  How would Tesla updating their network help me?   Costs?  How much does it cost now to add autopilot to each car?  6k? per car? 46 million car times 6000 euros would be what - 276 billion? That would pay for a lot of signs for just Germany alone.    Granted that you can implement Tesla's solution now, but only if you can afford a Tesla.  It is just a stepping stone to a truly smart transportation network. 
  3. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    I think that we will soon see infrastructure changes to support autopilot.  Why do I need a autopilot features to interpret signs when I can just make signs that contain bluetooth or the like that can communicate directly with the car?     I also think that the systems should be proven to be safER, not "safe".  Driving a 2 ton vehicle at autobahn speeds is an inherently dangerous activity.  You are never going to be 100% "safe".  Why would we even expect that given what a crappy job humans do of driving. 
  4. US Army dependent in DE caught allying with neo-Nazis

    The recording was done in Colorado.  Where the call came from is immaterial.
  5. Riots in Stuttgart

    The estimated Native American population of the US prior to Columbus was approximately only 7 million.  When Europe sees a wave of immigration many times its current population with superior technology and weaponry, then they can start to worry.      
  6. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    Demonization?  I just see the AfD as a threat to my adrenochrom supply. Would tell you more but now I have to go and jump in my black helicopter for a secret meeting with George Soros.    
  7. Riots in Stuttgart

    Yeah cuz modern Germany is totally the same as the Pre-Columbian Americas :/
  8. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    A threat to your livelihood?  
  9. Riots in Stuttgart

    Yeah, that is why there are no integrated immigrants in the US.   Except for the entire population (excluding Native Americans of course).
  10. Riots in Stuttgart

    Wins the "Captain Obvious Post of the Day" award.
  11. Riots in Stuttgart

    You should also add:   Fact: A bunch of kids get drunk and destroy stuff This thread: "it is somehow a political statement by Antifa and somehow relates to the BLM demos"
  12. US Army dependent in DE caught allying with neo-Nazis

    So, an American living in Germany says " I’m more on the side of people need to stay in their own damn country. ".  I wonder if he is aware of the irony.  
  13. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump
  14. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    I would agree for ICE cars.  However as a previous owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger EV, I can say that the improvements in EVs has been stunning.  Much of that driven by Mr. Musk.  Although I don't have any figures comparing it to the laptop market, but as a consumer I see a used EV as considerably less attractive than a new model and the used car prices do not refect that.  That is in no way a criticism of Tesla - actually it is the opposite. 
  15. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    The down payment is 5k.  The full price is 30k. And it is currently out of stock...