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2014-02-01 04:02:24 AM
Dem rerberts gonna terk er jerbs!
 
2014-02-01 08:28:14 AM
Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-01 08:57:22 AM
How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.
 
2014-02-01 09:02:57 AM

ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.


Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.
 
2014-02-01 09:08:42 AM

RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.


And the stations on the NJT have at least a dozen pumps.  There's no way that system can make money until it's waaaaaaay cheaper.
 
2014-02-01 09:54:43 AM

John Buck 41: ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.

Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.


Just bought a new F-150. It has no cap.

This pic is from a 2009 model

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2014-02-01 09:58:27 AM
As a Minnesota resident doing the "my balls are freezing" dance outside my car when refueling, I'm pretty okay with this.
 
2014-02-01 10:05:33 AM

John Buck 41: ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.

Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.


In New Jersey, you have no choice.
 
2014-02-01 10:13:46 AM
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RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.


Well, the robot works 24/7

And it won't waste it's time chatting up the checkout girl

// At least I hope it won't be chatting up the checkout girl, talking about it's hose. .,.
 
2014-02-01 10:16:06 AM
I could never live in a state that doesn't trust me till up my own vehicle.
 
2014-02-01 10:16:26 AM

ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.


Me either, and I'm not going to spend five bucks just so an expensive-ass machine can pump my gas.
 
2014-02-01 10:20:32 AM

JustHereForThePics: I could never live in a state that doesn't trust me till up my own vehicle.


Great... smartphone keyboard fail...

Fill up, not till up.

Perhaps I can't be trusted with complex tasks, maybe I should move to Oregon/NJ.

Then I could go into politics...
 
2014-02-01 10:23:52 AM

JustHereForThePics: JustHereForThePics: I could never live in a state that doesn't trust me till up my own vehicle.

Great... smartphone keyboard fail...

Fill up, not till up.

Perhaps I can't be trusted with complex tasks, maybe I should move to Oregon/NJ.

Then I could go into politics...


I replied to this sitting in my car while the guy filled it up for me.
 
2014-02-01 10:38:33 AM

RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.


Robots don't need things like maternity leave.
 
2014-02-01 10:42:16 AM

RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.


Not including maintenance and then replacement after it's useful life, which is probably 5-7 years.
 
2014-02-01 10:45:14 AM
Whenever I go to NJ, I make sure I have enough gas to get back out again before having to refuel even though the prices are typically lower in NJ than they are here in PA.
 
2014-02-01 10:57:27 AM

hasty ambush: RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.

Robots don't need things like maternity leave.


They also don't steal from you, deal drugs from your gas station, run a work comp scam, etc. etc. etc.

/They never biatch about the minimum wage either
 
2014-02-01 11:01:40 AM

Tillmaster: John Buck 41: ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.

Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.

In New Jersey, you have no choice.


I love the New Jersey chill out while someone else pumps gas.  The legal requirement is silly, but it would be nice to have the option in other states, esp. on an ugly day like today.

/not sure if there are any full service pumps in Denver
//remembers when they also checked your oil, cleaned your windshield, etc.
///lawn - you know what to do
 
2014-02-01 11:14:27 AM
Found a picture from the robotic dev lab:

www.dr-nikolaos-mavridis.com
 
2014-02-01 11:17:58 AM
Neat idea, but I doubt I'd use it. I am cheap and wouldn't pay extra for the convenience. Plus, I have two cars, each with a different style of fuel door and cap. One car has a fuel door with just a handle (no locking mechanism) and a screw-type fuel cap. The other has a push-release door and a push-turn release cap. Plus the fuel doors are on the same side. I'd be afraid of the mechanism damaging my car.
My girlfriend would be excited though. She'd rather run out of fuel than go to a gas station.
 
2014-02-01 11:40:21 AM

AngryDragon: RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.

Not including maintenance and then replacement after it's useful life, which is probably 5-7 years.


Are we talking about the robot or a human attendant?
 
2014-02-01 12:13:15 PM
Nothing moves slower than the gas station attendants on the NJ Turnpike rest stops.  I'd welcome a robotic alternative.
 
2014-02-01 12:13:27 PM

JustHereForThePics: I could never live in a state that doesn't trust me till up my own vehicle.


god dammit this is America and we demand to pump our own gas because it's the American Way!
 
2014-02-01 12:14:18 PM

AngryDragon: RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.

Not including maintenance and then replacement after it's useful life, which is probably 5-7 years.


Turnover for those attendants has to be higher than that, surely. Meth-related stays in the Graybar Hilton have to mess with your employment status.

/Graybar Hilton shoulda' become Paris' nick after her, ahem, LA County jail term.
 
2014-02-01 12:21:31 PM
Someone's going to get a 92 octane enema.
 
2014-02-01 12:26:18 PM
Not touching my car.
Summer Car has gas filler behind license plate.
 
2014-02-01 12:26:55 PM

Tillmaster: John Buck 41: ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.

Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.

In New Jersey, you have no choice.


I know. Just one more reason not to live there.
 
2014-02-01 12:44:48 PM

love_alice: Nothing moves slower than the gas station attendants on the NJ Turnpike rest stops.  I'd welcome a robotic alternative.


Have to drive to NJ next week.  I always fill up before leaving PA - Otherwise I'd have to spend way too much extra time in Joisey.  It's funny how you never have to pay a toll to get in to the state, but they always fleece you when you leave - people will pay anything to get out of there.
 
2014-02-01 12:55:13 PM
I love it when people from Pennsyltucky try to talk crap about NJ.
 
2014-02-01 01:21:25 PM

BigBooper: hasty ambush: RedPhoenix122: Each pump costs about $50k

That's like 3 years salary for someone with that job.

Robots don't need things like maternity leave.

They also don't steal from you, deal drugs from your gas station, run a work comp scam, etc. etc. etc.

/They never biatch about the minimum wage either


They don't need obamacare either
 
2014-02-01 02:04:29 PM

Betep: Not touching my car.
Summer Car has gas filler behind license plate.


Yeah, the NJ gas attendants have a hard time finding those, how is a machine going to do it?

Although cars like that are less likely to have a non-twist cap.
 
2014-02-01 04:26:00 PM
My truck's gas cap needs a key, and my convertible's gas cap is under the front hood.
Good luck with that, robots.
 
2014-02-01 04:40:55 PM

I Like Bread: My truck's gas cap needs a key, and my convertible's gas cap is under the front hood.
Good luck with that, robots.


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2014-02-01 04:54:51 PM
Are we as a nation really that lazy that we cant stand outside our car for 5 minutes to pump gas?
 
2014-02-01 05:22:05 PM
Video of the pump in action. SFW but depending on your imagination, might slightly invoke Rule 34.
 
2014-02-01 05:35:41 PM

Bigedmond: Are we as a nation really that lazy that we cant stand outside our car for 5 minutes to pump gas?


5 minutes? You must have a 30 gallon tank.
 
2014-02-01 06:51:17 PM
I don't know about Oregon, but in New Jersey it's probably union, and probably a bit connected for spotting cars and people that can be picked off later.
 
2014-02-01 09:33:04 PM

John Buck 41: Bigedmond: Are we as a nation really that lazy that we cant stand outside our car for 5 minutes to pump gas?

5 minutes? You must have a 30 gallon tank.


The credit card auth can take an amazingly long time - longer in cold weather, for some reason.
 
2014-02-01 11:06:38 PM

dionysusaur: John Buck 41: Bigedmond: Are we as a nation really that lazy that we cant stand outside our car for 5 minutes to pump gas?

5 minutes? You must have a 30 gallon tank.

The credit card auth can take an amazingly long time - longer in cold weather, for some reason.


Never seems to take mine that long and I'm in rather cold weather.
 
2014-02-02 12:46:44 AM

wildcardjack: I don't know about Oregon, but in New Jersey it's probably union, and probably a bit connected for spotting cars and people that can be picked off later.


In Oregon some idiot blew up a station like 30 years ago and modern gas pump technology is no reason to change laws, apparently.


/lives in Oregon and has no idea how to pump gas
//leaving the state is an adventure
 
2014-02-02 02:10:02 AM

platedlizard: wildcardjack: I don't know about Oregon, but in New Jersey it's probably union, and probably a bit connected for spotting cars and people that can be picked off later.

In Oregon some idiot blew up a station like 30 years ago and modern gas pump technology is no reason to change laws, apparently.


/lives in Oregon and has no idea how to pump gas
//leaving the state is an adventure


It was more like 80 years ago, but yeah... someone was too stupid to successfully pump gas without killing themselves once, so the rest of us are treated like children.

The real fun comes when you stop for gas across the border in Vancouver, Washington. After you've sat there gabbing with your passenger for five minutes the clerk behind the counter has to get on the PA to draw your attention: "Hey, Oregon! Pump your own gas!"
 
2014-02-02 03:34:22 AM

edmo: John Buck 41: ZAZ: How accurately do you have to place your car?

The pumps are compatible with automobiles without gas caps that screw off and on. He said consumers with those types of caps can purchase an adapter for about $5.

I have never had a car with a gas cap that didn't require a twist.

Same here. How would a non-twist cap even work? Friction?

//can't even remember the last time I utilized a gas station attendant.

Just bought a new F-150. It has no cap.

This pic is from a 2009 model


Did they provide an access panel in the bed for the in-tank fuel pump that will need frequent changing? Because that's just begging to get filled with dirt.
 
2014-02-02 05:04:55 AM
Yet again, the answer to the question, "How farking lazy can we get" is, "No limit."
 
2014-02-02 05:40:37 AM
Liberals in New Jersey cannot be trusted to fill up their own gas. They're the special kid always wearing the bike helmet in school.
 
2014-02-02 05:48:50 AM
The main reason Oregon went full service instead of self serve is jobs. I don't think they will change the law to have a bunch of people lose their jobs.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-02 08:04:53 AM
lives in Oregon and has no idea how to pump gas

Massachusetts laws says it's illegal to pump gas without a valid driver's license. I wonder if pumping gas is part of driver's ed.
 
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