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https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/0...gle-with-driverless-cars-waymo-moves-forward/

  • When people use stories about Tesla, Uber, or Ford to argue that self-driving cars are still many years away, they ignore the fact that Google-now Waymo-has been working on this problem way longer than anyone else. In October 2015, Google was already confident enough in its technology to let a blind man take an unaccompanied test drive on Austin streets. Almost three years later, it's not clear if anyone else has managed to build technology as sophisticated as Waymo had three years ago.
  • So it might be true that the rest of the industry is failing to live up to early self-driving car hype. But Waymo is in a class by itself.
  • Meanwhile, for months, Waymo has been staffing up its operations center in Chandler, Arizona, (the center for its forthcoming Phoenix-area taxi service) as well as its Google Mountain View headquarters. Waymo currently has open positions for both fleet dispatchers-who handle calls from Waymo's safety drivers-as well as driverless fleet dispatchers, who focus on providing a "flawless rider experience."
 

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Waymo confirms, SDC will not shoot paying passengers.
Nah, sdc will simply allow passengers to throw up in the car for the next pax to sit in, allow pax to squeeze 8 pax in a 4 occupant max vehicle, run red lights for no reason, never be able to get on a freeway, stop in the wrong possible place in traffic to pick up someone, not be able to go through a drive-thru, among many other things.
 

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I do wonder how they track the condition of the vehicle from one ride to the next. I suspect there will be a lot of vandalism of the interiors. They are have problems with those rentable electric scooters being trashed, but they are cheap to repair/replace. New carpet or seats for a car will be spendy.
That might be the best thing about these things for drivers, the fact that in no time will they be messy and will quickly turn off anyone that got in one without worrying about them being death traps in the first place.
 

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I do wonder how they track the condition of the vehicle from one ride to the next. I suspect there will be a lot of vandalism of the interiors. They are have problems with those rentable electric scooters being trashed, but they are cheap to repair/replace. New carpet or seats for a car will be spendy.
LOL! Carpeting hahaha

Dude, plastic seats and floors.
Any mess gets hosed down and out the drain
 

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LOL do you really think people would want to sit on ugly, uncomfortable hard plastic seats? It would no better than riding in a city bus which typically have hard plastic seats. Rideshare is supposed to be better than riding in a bus.
Dude, they will for LOW FARES.
Or did the reason people use uber elude you.

Whether SDC becomes a reality or not is honestly irrelevant in respect to Uber driver jobs. Uber is not making money with human drivers.
And human drivers aren't making money with uber.
Human Drivers borrow money against their asset
 

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Dude, they will for LOW FARES.
Or did the reason people use uber elude you.

And human drivers aren't making money with uber.
Human Drivers borrow money against their asset
That depends on how much they drive and how much money they make. People who drive 30 miles to work are putting 300 miles a week on their cars. Same as many uber drivers.
 

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Self-driving ridesharing vehicles make a nice rolling toilet.

To avoid the mess, these vehicles should come with an actual built-in toilet that is built right into the passenger seat. When you gotta go, simply lift up the seat and do your business. Hey I should probably patent this idea.
Too late.

Toilet Toilet seat Product Automotive design Fluid
 

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Dude, they will for LOW FARES.
Or did the reason people use uber elude you.
LOL. They are already paying low fares, genius, while not having to give up any of the normal creature comforts associated with riding in a passenger car to do it. So now you're asking people to pay the same low fares while also downgrading the service. Good luck with that. Your half-baked idea might work in the ghetto but no one else in their right mind is going to want to sit on hard plastic seats at any price. Plastic seats will not prevent people from puking or pissing in the car anyway, leaving behind their trash and half eaten burgers, drug needles, etc.
 

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LOL. They are already paying low fares, genius, while not having to give up any of the normal creature comforts associated with riding in a passenger car to do it. So now you're asking people to pay the same low fares while also downgrading the service. Good luck with that. Your half-baked idea might work in the ghetto but no one else in their right mind is going to want to sit on hard plastic seats at any price. Plastic seats will not prevent people from puking or pissing in the car anyway, leaving behind their trash and half eaten burgers, drug needles, etc.
People won't make a mess in autonomous cars for the same reason that they don't make messes in manned cars. Uber will charge them a clean up fee.
 

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People won't make a mess in autonomous cars for the same reason that they don't make messes in manned cars. Uber will charge them a clean up fee.
But good luck trying to figure out what passenger was responsible for what mess at the end of the day. People will make a mess when they know there is no one watching them, and without a human driver there is no one watching.
 
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