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    FYI Linux Powered parking...

    "A really cool project using a Linux P4 machine for automatic parking of a Volvo S60 was presented last week. Take a look at the video. That's how your parking problem should be solved. It is a final-year student project within the mechanical engineering department at Linköping University, Sweden."

    Video: http://www.ikp.liu.se/evolve/2004/fi..._no_driver.wmv
    Link: http://www.ikp.liu.se/evolve

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    A) Thats dangerous, with little kids running around everywhere these days. Also what about various other obstacles that can arise?
    B) Any moron can park into that space, I want to see that car maneuver itself into a NYC parking spot.
    C) The cost of a unit like that would be ridiculous, especially if you consider how useless it is.

    And on the final note, even though the idea is cool, if the guy is so smart he should have entered into DARPA Challenge, instead of making parking "easier"
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    woah.. chill.. it was just a school project.. the computer didn't start with the p4.. its interesting.. and not everyone can park a car into that space.. i've seen a lot of idiots try to park.. with everything if he gets investment money it'll get better and be able to adjust
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    This is just a stepping stone to create automated cars... Imagine a world where u are no longer a driver but just a passenger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadiyp
    A) Thats dangerous, with little kids running around everywhere these days. Also what about various other obstacles that can arise?
    B) Any moron can park into that space, I want to see that car maneuver itself into a NYC parking spot.
    C) The cost of a unit like that would be ridiculous, especially if you consider how useless it is.

    And on the final note, even though the idea is cool, if the guy is so smart he should have entered into DARPA Challenge, instead of making parking "easier"
    "But what if the car would tell you that it has found a suitable space and then let you reverse and not bother about steering?" "In normal usage, though, the driver stays in the car" i guess this video is just a demonstration. Remember this is a uni project its not a company advertising a product so be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by nl4jy
    This is just a stepping stone to create automated cars... Imagine a world where u are no longer a driver but just a passenger...
    Yeah its called taxi, car service, limo whatever you want to call it. Some people drive because they like to drive, not because they have to.

    And I am nice, DAMIT I had 8 hours of sleep total over the past 6 days. Under the circumstances this is as nice as a sleep deprived new yorker gets
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    lol...maybe I should say...imagine a world where there is no such thing as a driver... ^_^

    or imagine a world where there would be no more car accident because of reckless drivers would not exist if the car drive, and park itself.. ^_^

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    Or imagine.....
    a world where everyone is a pleasant New Yorker

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadiyp
    Yeah its called taxi, car service, limo whatever you want to call it. Some people drive because they like to drive, not because they have to.

    And I am nice, DAMIT I had 8 hours of sleep total over the past 6 days. Under the circumstances this is as nice as a sleep deprived new yorker gets
    Technophobia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heypachuco
    Or imagine.....
    a world where everyone is a pleasant New Yorker
    this coming from someone currently in NJ I'm upstate.. we are all nice rednecks up here
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