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Google, which has boasted about its small contingency of self-driving cars for some time now, has begun the process of lobbying the state of Nevada to legally allow self-driving cars
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    Default Will Apple Join Google in Desire for Self-Driving Cars?


    Google, which has boasted about its small contingency of self-driving cars for some time now, has begun the process of lobbying the state of Nevada to legally allow self-driving cars to ride the open highway. It may sound futuristic even for Google, but the internet search giant has, indeed, hired a prominent Las Vegas-based lobbyist by the name of David Goldwater to help push through legislation in Nevada that will allow the licensing and testing of self-driving cars in the state.

    As Dvice writer Kevin Hall mused, a future headline in a major newspaper may soon read: "Google now the top automaker in the U.S. thanks to strong sales from its self-driving automobile division." But is Google ultimately laying the groundwork for something that Apple is poised to pick up and run with?

    For several years, we've speculated that the growing sophistication of mobile iOS apps could one day be so advanced that mobile apps will be able to fully automate and control our vehicle through a docking station for our iPhones/iPads/iPads in futuristic hybrid vehicles. The app developers and engineers I've spoken with since news of Google's ambition broke tell me that the challenge ultimately isn't a technological one - it's a political obstacle.

    Revising our highway transportation system to reflect the changes that such road-based technologies would ultimately demand make the likelihood of a big business for self-driven cars a long-shot. But should other states invest in the opportunities Google is trying to facilitate, we may one day be surprised by how far this effort will go.

    Then again, fifty years ago people were talking about flying cars. Those folks - if they're still alive - are still waiting for that "inevitability."

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    the iCar lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
    the iCar lol

    Love it!

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    A self-driving car powered by Apple. Brilliant. I can see it now....

    "iOS 10.5 - Fixed a glitch that causes the iCar to unexpectedly accelerate to 120mph resulting in severe crashes and death.

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    Hell no. Imagine if I tell the car I want to go to a strip club or get a hooker. It'd tell me no because Apple deems that location unsuitable for me to go to. Try to turn on the radio and it'd tell me to use XM because flash, err....the radio isn't available in the car.

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    Haha I want an icar now.

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    Now I'll magically know/be taken to where I should go. :P

    It'd be interesting to see/use such technology though when it becomes available
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    And it'll be powered by your own sense of self satisfaction :-p

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    A self driving car already?! I thought we would see that in a hundred years or so
    Of course it will still take years before they really exist..

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    can't wait for a jailbreak so it doesn't always bring me to the nearest apple store

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    Will there be a jailbreak for the icar? coz as standard it will have **** loads of features missing!!!!
    SAVE RUBBER..... USE ONE WHEEL!!!!!

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    I'm sure it will happen soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico_ View Post
    a self-driving car powered by apple. Brilliant. I can see it now....

    "ios 10.5 - fixed a glitch that causes the icar to unexpectedly accelerate to 120mph resulting in severe crashes and death.
    lol +1

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    iPad is listed twice in the third paragraph.
    Gotta love the redundancy of Apple's name choices.

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    whats funny is that if they come out with one, it will sell like hot cakes lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
    the iCar lol

    Awesome =D I would drive one of those for shits and giggle =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
    A self-driving car powered by Apple. Brilliant. I can see it now....

    "iOS 10.5 - Fixed a glitch that causes the iCar to unexpectedly accelerate to 120mph resulting in severe crashes and death.
    If you didnt die.... would the cops then do you for speeding??? lol

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    Nope the car would be arrested and you'd be impounded.

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    in soviet Russia, car drives you.

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