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Old 04-03-2018, 04:05 PM   #241  
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2004 to 2013 is ten years and the age went up by 8 years(54 to 61) or 1.25 years of age for each year of the calendar.

2014 to 2017(which is the years I said) is four years and the age went up by 2 years(61 to 63) or 3.0 years of age for each year of the calendar.

By my math, the average age increase each year went from 1.25 years during the C6, to 1.33 years during the C7 so that would mean even more old farts vs youngsters are buying C7's each year, then during C6's rein.

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4 years of calendar and 2 years of age difference is .5 age difference per year? Am I missing something? ...
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2014 to 2017(which is the years I said) is four years and the age went up by 2 years(61 to 63)
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Thank you very much for citing the c6 years. Did you happen to find where you read that the average age went from 61 to 63 during the c7 reign?
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Thank you very much for citing the c6 years. Did you happen to find where you read that the average age went from 61 to 63 during the c7 reign?
Nope. I have not been able to find it.
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4 years of calendar and 2 years of age difference is .5 age difference per year? Am I missing something? ...
Nope. You are correct and so was my math wrong on the C6's . It should have been .7 age difference per year.
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And .5 is slower than .7, right? I am not trying to be a smart ***, genuinely asking if we are on the same page.
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I think it's quite arguable that once it becomes evident and demonstrable with mountains of historical data how much safer autonomous cars are than vehicles piloted by humans that another debate will emerge: Should human drivers be banned all together because they present a clear hazard to general safety.

Count on it. I'm 60, I'm glad I probably won't live to see that sad day. Actually, sometimes I fear that I might.
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I think it's quite arguable that once it becomes evident and demonstrable with mountains of historical data how much safer autonomous cars are than vehicles piloted by humans that another debate will emerge: Should human drivers be banned all together because they present a clear hazard to general safety.

Count on it. I'm 60, I'm glad I probably won't live to see that sad day. Actually, sometimes I fear that I might.
Not going to happen. It may very well be true that autonomous cars will eventually be much safer than human drivers (quite likely actually), but that will only be true when compared to the current un-augmented human drivers. Once autonomous safety features and crash avoidance gets more advanced an becomes standard on every vehicle, the gap between human drivers and self driving gets much smaller and makes the argument to completely ban humans driving very weak and it's not going to happen.

There was a study done that concluded that if every car on the road had level 2 autonomous tech (auto braking, lane keep, etc...), fatal crashed would decrease by 80%. That alone is closing the gap tremendously and that's not even considering the much better systems we will have in the future.

Banning old cars that don't have autonomous safety features built in or up fitted with them? Sure maybe. Banning all humans driving all together? Not happening.
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Not going to happen. It may very well be true that autonomous cars will eventually be much safer than human drivers (quite likely actually), but that will only be true when compared to the current un-augmented human drivers. Once autonomous safety features and crash avoidance gets more advanced an becomes standard on every vehicle, the gap between human drivers and self driving gets much smaller and makes the argument to completely ban humans driving very weak and it's not going to happen.

There was a study done that concluded that if every car on the road had level 2 autonomous tech (auto braking, lane keep, etc...), fatal crashed would decrease by 80%. That alone is closing the gap tremendously and that's not even considering the much better systems we will have in the future.

Banning old cars that don't have autonomous safety features built in or up fitted with them? Sure maybe. Banning all humans driving all together? Not happening.
:agree: I think TheBoom is spot on. The big factor that the "futurists" neglect is market acceptance, particularly in countries with a well-established "auto culture". See this bar chart that Statista just posted....more people in the UK, US and GDR say they will NEVER use a self-driving car than those who want one. In addition, every time a Tesla or other autonomous vehicle has an accident, the NEVER column GROWS. It may happen in India, but not in the US in any reader of this Forum's lifetime.


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Ok, let's try this again !

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It would be nice to have optional self-driving cars.
Sadly, the tech isn't there yet.

It's almost impossible to program for the endless possibilities in a car driving environment.
Unlimited realities can't be shoehorned into a line of code.
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