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Ethernet: Ticket to Driverless Car

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LarryM99
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LarryM99   9/17/2014 4:02:34 PM
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I took my Corvette to a dealership that specialized in them once. I spoke to a mechanic there about a problem with the door switch module. He confided to me that he had no idea how that module worked, since there was only a single pair of wires to it but there were multiple switches on the module. Rather than try to explain multiplexed communications to him, I mumbled something and then excused myself and left.

These are the guys who are going to be troubleshooting problems in our automotive Ethernet.

I am all for getting advanced technology into cars. I do worry, though, about how well it will be supported.

Larry M.

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Re: Ticket to Driverless Car
Drue Freeman   9/15/2014 7:48:18 PM
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Dear Zeeglen, Good one! Hadn't thought of that angle in the title. Of course I meant "entry ticket"... but now you have me imagining the self-driving car having to maneuver its way onto the witness stand at trial! Well, jokes aside, I hope you found the topic informative.  Thanks for reading!

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prabhakar_deosthali   9/15/2014 8:15:15 AM
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If all cars are driverless then there won't be any COP showing a RED light in your rearview mirror because that function will be handled may be remotely by the vehicle tracking system which would automatically file a BUG or EXCEPTION  report for the defaulting car instead of issuing a ticket to you.

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Bert22306   9/14/2014 6:15:04 PM
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Interesting title.  When the cop writes the ticket, does he require the driver to show up in court?

What, you mean the responsible party should be the one required to go show up in court? Heavens, why would we ever do something so sensible. It's not even happening today.

My wife was told she had to show up in a Philadelphia court (we live in Virginia) because our insurance card didn't include information on the car. How is that our responsibility? I called the insurance company and said hey, are you guys going to this? This is your problem.

When you're dealing with pin-headed bureaucrats, forget about logic.

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_hm   9/14/2014 12:55:30 PM
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@zeeglen: Cop will be first to employ driverless car, we need to pay much less tax!

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Ticket to Driverless Car
zeeglen   9/13/2014 11:00:11 AM
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Interesting title.  When the cop writes the ticket, does he require the driver to show up in court?

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