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Old 09-08-2017, 07:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Individual ones can't be cheaper than mass transit. Unless you have a robo-velomobile

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Both individual and mass transport options would get cheaper.
Thus, less people would be prepared to accept the inconveniences of mass transport when individual transport gets them from A to B with minimal delay at not too much extra cost.
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What was different between the Beretta and the Corsica?

I remember reading the latter was a fourteen-second car.

0-60.
The GTZ was a package car otherwise the same. The big thing was the 180 hp "quad4" motor. That motor would have been great in the Fiero that had just died but they tweaked the suspension on the Beretta and added fat 16" wheels and bit held its own pretty well. 7.7 sec 0-60 and .84 on the skidpad was the best FWD factory stock they had ever tested. I think the styling was pretty awesome for the time, much like a Buick Grand National in
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The Beretta has a 0 - 60 60% as long as the Corsica.

Crazy.

Did it corner any better? Mom always told me how much better my old Prelude drove when her car was down, but mine happened to be running.

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Hey! Something on-topic! Would Cab-over-Engine designs work better for self-driving trucks?
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It was in jest but I see now that human laziness is limitless... so I better get busy on a prototype.
Autonomous vehicles are more about safety and efficiency than laziness. Perhaps you don't have to contend with gridlocked traffic on a daily basis, but many people do, and relieving the tediousness goes beyond allowing laziness, and verges on improving mental well-being.
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I would rather safely text than anxiously avoid humans indifferent of whether or not I live.

How about the episode of The Simpsons with Tony Hawk? "All you need to do is stand on this board. Okay. Step on."
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Autonomous vehicles are more about safety and efficiency than laziness
They're automated vehicles. Autonomous vehicles are controlled by a human driver.

Electric vehicles advance safety and efficiency. Self-driving cars advance social control. I have serious concerns about the Arcimoto SRK which has gone from Minimum Viable Product to 'autonomous ready'.

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