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RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

When the highway death toll drops to insignificant numbers, when tailgating and road rage are a thing of the past, when speeding doesn't exist, you will wish this happened sooner. Not a chance. Some prefer the experience of driving. Not just a means of getting to point B. I will never be the market for that technology. I would have said something quite similar to you prior to experiencing auto steer on farming equipment. Now I have a hard time having to manually steer the lawn mower. I have no issues with technology eliminating me from doing work. But work is work. The necessary evil to have the toys to enjoy. One of which is driving.Mich800 I to enjoy driving motorcycling boating UTV'S as well.
colliehauler 01/22/20 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Well, I for 1 really like having the adaptive cruise control. When non-adaptive cruise first came out in the 70s I had several buddies who wouldn't have it because it was "too dangerous." Fine, you want to push a gas pedal for 300 miles, be my guest.I believe cruise control came out in the sixties, I know my 67 Buick Riviera had it. I know George Barris (Golden Sahara*) had adaptive cruise control using radar. The car could be controled in a multitude of ways as well. * 1954 Lincoln Capri
colliehauler 01/22/20 02:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Give adaptive cruise and the other poopage a try on something like the DC or Baltimore beltway lol. Put blind faith in it. Just find a good collision guy beforehand and maybe carry some TP and wet wipes. Those systems making corrections 10 times a second can not anticipate the typical moron. This is, and will continue to be, a huge part of the problem. In addition to the many other hurdles involved (both 'real' and 'perceived'), incrementally introducing automated driving is extremely difficult when the other cars aren't operating under the norms. We had a rental van in Los Angeles, in 2018, with adaptive cruise control. The car was so intent on keeping proper spacing between us and the car in front of us that people kept pulling into the large gap that was being maintained. Every time someone pulled in, the car would immediately slow to the point of having the desired spacing again. Another car would pull in, causing it again, and over, and over... Each slow down was jerky and uncomfortable, and we could never keep speed because the system created too much space for the norms under which the others were driving. We could not find the off switch fast enough!! If every car were operating with the same expectations regarding speed, spacing, etc... it could likely work more fluidly. I don't doubt that tech can and will, eventually, overcome these challenges. But, the need to have both automated and human-operated vehicles on the road simultaneously creates additional issues that will be difficult to overcome in a manner that is comfortable for the average passenger.True, was the same problem with horse and buggies and cars a century ago.
colliehauler 01/22/20 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Boeing is not the only one that had software failure. Airbus software failures killed lots of people as well.Yes, but we don't stop flying or start stripping technology out of airplanes. We try to fix it and make it better.That's the point in both cases it was a product brought to market to quick before the bugs were worked out. Now it's a rush to get your product out first to beat the competition. Just like I said earlier the customer is now the Beta tester. I don't think anyone is advocating going back to a Ford tri-motor plane.
colliehauler 01/22/20 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Consequences of Boeing's failure. Since this has been used as a comparison when systems go wrong. Not only the tragedy of loss of life I wonder the monetary amount of this software failure. Today Spirit Aviation (builds 70 percent of the plane) announced the layoff of 2800 people. Boeing is not the only one that had software failure. Airbus software failures killed lots of people as well.
colliehauler 01/22/20 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The customer has become the beta tester. It's a rush to bring the product to market before the competition.Where do you buy this Cruise vehicle?Since it's a GM product a GM dealer when/if released.
colliehauler 01/21/20 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Self driving is already here. From the TESLA website: Full Self-Driving Capability Navigate on Autopilot: automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars. Auto Lane Change: automatic lane changes while driving on the highway. Autopark: both parallel and perpendicular spaces. Summon: your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Really. Coming later this year: Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs. Automatic driving on city streets.Not the point about self driving Tesla because it has a driver controls as well. This has no driver controls such as a steering wheel, brake and gas pedal.
colliehauler 01/21/20 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Substituted technology for human interaction. I guess in the future we will probably have virtual reality friends that will mirror or own personality. Virtual reality campgrounds where you always have a perfect experience. Like the Star Trek holideck. Sometimes I wonder if were not digressing as a society.
colliehauler 01/21/20 07:46pm General RVing Issues
Turning your truck like a skid steer

Seen the new Denali will a new feature available hurricane turn that allows you to turn the vehicle in it's own length. It locks the wheels on one side and applies power to the other side. Start up Rivian has it's own version called tank turn where it truly turns like a skid steer with electric drive wheels going different directions.
colliehauler 01/21/20 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The customer has become the beta tester. It's a rush to bring the product to market before the competition.
colliehauler 01/21/20 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The new cruise being tested will not have a steering wheel or pedals for the gas and brake. I just don't think I would be comfortable in such a vehicle. For me it would be the lack of being in control. Did you teach your kids to drive? How was that experience?No kids to teach. I did take my niece out driving when she got her learners permit several decades ago. She did very well.
colliehauler 01/21/20 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

For me it would be the lack of being in control. Does that make you a control freak? :BYou betcha.
colliehauler 01/21/20 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

When/if this technology hits tow vehicles how would you hitch up a trailer or 5er? What would happen if trailer sway occurred? A tire blow out or mechanical failure? I might not even being towing anymore by the time this technology makes it into heavy duty trucks. Just thought of something, no more speeding since you can't control the accelerator. Absolutely no reason to be in the cab of the truck you could go to bed in the RV and wake up at your destination (hopefully).
colliehauler 01/21/20 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

Just went through this a couple of months ago. I wanted a enclosed trailer but did not want to spend the money, not only for the trailer but taxes and license. I bought a treated wood floor trailer for a couple of reasons. In KS a trailer under 2k does not need to be tagged, plan on hauling a couple of 500 pound maxi-scooters. On sale from Tractor Supply. I made a few modifications. I added a couple of bike hold down wheel chocks. I purchased a tongue mounted box from Harbor Freight for tie downs and wheel chocks ect. I purchased a led light kit to replace the incandescent ones. I upgraded the tires and wheels (It came with very cheap Carlisle tires). As for wood vs steel trailer floor which is best I don't know.
colliehauler 01/21/20 12:36pm General RVing Issues
Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The new cruise being tested will not have a steering wheel or pedals for the gas and brake. I just don't think I would be comfortable in such a vehicle. For me it would be the lack of being in control.
colliehauler 01/21/20 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone use rv share?

No, I know what others have rented out that didn't go well. Let me ask do you have the skills to repair any damage yourself or take it to a repair service? If something is damaged you might be waiting for repairs unable to rent it or use it while being repaired. A dealer has a repair staff to maintain and repair rentals.
colliehauler 01/21/20 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone use rv share?

Welcome to the forum.
colliehauler 01/20/20 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping Lights

In all fairness,, I try not to disturb others. I do light and decorate my camp site, But always on the Awning or "Curb" side. Thats the "Action" area! I expect the same from you! I understand that the "street" side or non awning side is my neighbors side, My lights should be blocked for the most part to them. Same as the neighbor on my awning side, yeah it will reflect off or your street side,but that's what window shades or blinds are for,Right? I have not come across a neighbor with an awning side on the opposite of that. And most 99% of the places we stay at,, the fire ring side is the awning side! I tell the kids that the "Off Side" is not a play side and to stay in the "action area" or ride your bikes out front and obey the same rules as you would at home! Now kids will be kids, they get loud as they play and I try to control that! TRESPASSING is forbidden and respect for ALL neighbors is a must. With that being said,,,my kids are now in their early Thirties and the youngest is 27. NEVER have I had an issue with MY kids, Matter of fact I have had people walking thru the camp and comment how well behaved my kids were, Also had a neighbor a few trailers down come by and ask me what I was smoking? I could tell he was concerned that it was wafting his way. So I showed him the Pork shoulder and I apologized, Asked him If he would like a sample,, He walked away with three pulled pork sammies home brewed bbq sauce and slaw for his wife and brother! Next day I moved the smoker to the front of the trailer to help move the smoke.. That only drew more folks wanting to know what was cooking! The dear wife (party planner) threw an impromptu "Pot Luck" get together that evening! Met some really really nice folks and ate some great food! had many comments on how "FUN" our campsite was! So it surprises me to hear of Crampers that have an issue with that! Not that I don't care, but isn't camping supposed to be a pleasant FUN experience? I treat is as an extension (in a different spot) of our back yard! Hell you ought to hear my back yard when the kids were younger and had all their friends over swimming in the pool,,BBQ,Smoker going, a couple of tables of food and snacks! Dogs running around swimming with the kids! Now we have the kids over, but it's much more subdued. The now older couple across the street have said a few times that she misses the sounds of the kids having so much fun! Why shouldn't that be the way at a camp site? And some (now a days) multi color led decoration lights going? Where are you Crampers camping? Sounds like a very nice,dark,cold Cemetery! good luck with that! I can tell you that we have some very fond fun memories of camping with the kids and we miss that. You all must sit around an reminisce about all the Horrible cramping trips you have been on,, were the good ones the ones that NO One else was there?? Cause thats fun and all, but I work with the public and enjoy people, Crampers or not,,thats why we go!I would enjoy camping next to you, especially if you were smoking a Brisket LOL. I guess I have not had many bad camping trips, life is what you make it.
colliehauler 01/20/20 04:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

We stayed at a campground a few years ago and had three travel trailers around us and all three had their trailer lights on and flashing 24/7. Want to talk about annoying.I could see that being very annoying.
colliehauler 01/20/20 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: asking for suggestions/opinions

It's your money spend it the way you see fit. Personally to me floor plan is more important then 5er or TT.
colliehauler 01/20/20 01:49pm General RVing Issues
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