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Obama pushing research
on cars that talk to cars

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/15/2014 11:31:38 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America´s roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern Virginia. The White House says he will highlight partnerships between the Transportation Department, auto-makers and the University of Michigan. The groups are developing and testing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology. The trip is part of Obama´s push for Congress to shore up funding for highways and transportation. He says that´s key

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I´m glad Obama is focusing on the really important things as we are being illegally invaded and the Middle East burns. s/o If we lived in a normal world he would be removed from office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/15/2014 11:38:30 AM     (No. 9925446)

Our brilliant, genie-ass, El Presidente once again shares with us peasants his glorious vision of the future!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 7/15/2014 11:46:06 AM     (No. 9925464)

I have no problem with cars "talking" to other cars, but my question has always been what happens with all the non-talking cars already on the road? Two cars "talking" to each other might stop a lot of crashes, but if one car "talks" and the other is mute, oh well. And if we started making all "talking" cars today it would take 20 years before all the mute ones were off the road.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 7/15/2014 11:47:17 AM     (No. 9925466)

Obama´s bureaucratic minions will never allow improvements like this to emerge. They hate innovation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 7/15/2014 11:54:52 AM     (No. 9925486)

Some of his pals in the car business need Tax payer dollars

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Reply 5 - Posted by: scottc, 7/15/2014 11:59:28 AM     (No. 9925502)

This is all about giving Biden something to talk to and nothing more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 7/15/2014 12:03:36 PM     (No. 9925514)

#3, you are mistaken. Cars which talk to other cars are a bureaucrats wet-dream. A car that talks to other cars will also talk to the government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/15/2014 12:03:41 PM     (No. 9925515)

"Look....over ther...."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/15/2014 12:12:02 PM     (No. 9925534)

Looking for new ways to spy on the citizenry Zippy?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 7/15/2014 12:33:57 PM     (No. 9925584)

Just wait until he pushes research on cars that will "listen" -- and report data to the gov´t. He´s probably already working on that. Meanwhile the Middle East is exploding and dead children´s bodies are found along the Rio Grande in search of permisos and freebies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair, 7/15/2014 12:38:28 PM     (No. 9925596)

Amnesty for cars. Then maybe they´ll vote for him. Obama doesn´t just do the straw man thing, he does the flashbang thing. Waste your energy griping about self driving cars so the IRS floats into non-issue land.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 7/15/2014 1:57:13 PM     (No. 9925798)

I´d buy a car that yells: Don´t pull out in front of me! or Stay in YOUR LANE! or even one that politely asks: What is wrong with your turn indicator? This President is good for nothing except comic relief. His car would probably say "If I hit you, it´s your fault."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 7/15/2014 2:36:01 PM     (No. 9925868)

Just why does the United States of America have a "federal highway research center" in the first place?

Close it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimjr, 7/15/2014 2:47:04 PM     (No. 9925887)

#6, exactly right. And, a car that listens will listen when someone reprograms their car to tell the other cars that it is an out-of-control semi, causing crashes and gridlock.

Smart cars are only "smart" if they don´t have to get data from outside sources.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/15/2014 2:57:28 PM     (No. 9925897)

How will they ever agree to what language the cars should speak? Will there be an Ebonics model?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 7/15/2014 5:34:54 PM     (No. 9926122)

Talk to THIS barry, you insolent moron. I´m perfectly happy with a dumb car.

Our cars already talk to the government. Every time your carry your cell phone or turn on your GPS, they know where you´ve been, when and how fast you got there. NSA can tell you every trip you´ve made to the grocery story, your girlfriend´s house or the Chinese carry out. Bet on it.

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