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(The Guardian)   First driverless taxi tested in Wales; getting home drunk just got harder.   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2002-01-18 10:05:45 AM  
DimpleYerArse Inc., the makers of beaded seat protectors were not available for comment.
2002-01-18 10:13:28 AM  
A visual aid (that hopefully won't get farked)
[image from amec.com too old to be available]
2002-01-18 10:16:03 AM  
2002-01-18 10:17:33 AM  
Slayerswine: Was that a sly Greg Proops reference from his gigs in Edinburgh, or do you think the Welsh wear kilts and like the Queen?
2002-01-18 10:23:36 AM  
Pardon me if this seems obtuse, but wouldn't a driverless taxi make it easier to get home drunk?
2002-01-18 10:29:07 AM  
Thats what I thought, Bass555
2002-01-18 10:29:09 AM  
Seems like reinventing the wheel to me. Wouldn't this be more expensive, over all, than say, just taking a regular taxi?
2002-01-18 10:30:37 AM  
"Hi! I'm Jonny cab!"
2002-01-18 10:39:22 AM  
that'll make HBO's taxicab confessions suck.. the drunk cross-dressing men need someone to interact with.
2002-01-18 10:56:18 AM  
"Get your ass to Mars. Get your ass to Mars. Get your ass to Mars."
2002-01-18 10:57:15 AM  
"Hello welcome to Jonny Cab. Please state your destination?"

"shiat! shiat!!"

"I'm sorry that does not compute."
2002-01-18 10:58:02 AM  
A cab with no driver. Who's gonna be cleaning the seats? You know theses are gonna become quickie hotel rooms.
2002-01-18 11:16:48 AM  
They'll have CCTV to avoid vandalism and exploit exhibitionism.

Praise Allah.
2002-01-18 11:20:50 AM  
DigitalDevil: Nice!
What this needs to eveolve into are personal driverless vehicles. You come out of the bar (or pub for you Brits) (or hockey arena/quansit hut for you Canucks); fall into your vehicle and mumble "Home, take me home.." before passing out....and, voila, your vehiclegets you home with nonoe of that messy constabulary interference
2002-01-18 11:25:45 AM  
On Tuesday there was a programme being advertised on telly for "Britain's brainiest cabbie".

I didn't watch it though.
2002-01-18 11:39:10 AM  
Britain's brainiest cabbie is Trefor Jones, of 23 Wilson st, Perivale, London.
2002-01-18 11:50:48 AM  
Korzeniowski: Thanks. Really, thanks. Useful information that might have saved my life may now be unable to enter my brain because that piece of information has just been stored. If I go on another killing spree I will cite you as a material witness - I hope this is OK with you.
2002-01-18 12:18:04 PM  
If you go on a killing spree, I want polaroids or preferably mpeg footage.
2002-01-18 12:26:06 PM  
Cool, yeah, OK. I retain copyright, though.
2002-01-18 01:16:31 PM  
still gotta be safer than a woman driving...
2002-01-18 01:28:27 PM  
Uh, it runs on tracks. Anybody miss that? How is it gonna get me home? After somebody lays tracks to my house?
2002-01-18 01:36:46 PM  
"It is incredible - a great pleasure. It is going from dreams into reality. It is very exciting."
2002-01-18 01:44:57 PM  
The hard part about getting home in a driverless taxi is you have to remember where you live. With a taxi driver, only he has to remember where you live, and being sober, that would be a simple task for him.
2002-01-18 01:54:39 PM  
This sucks, it is like a retarded little monorail or something. I was hoping for Johnny Cab from Total Recall. Gotta say, the Brits have just made a retarded step backward. We want Johnny Cab!
2002-01-18 02:32:05 PM  
Does it occur to anyone that these cabs need certain "enforcement mechnisms"? Such as:

"We have reached your destination. Please exit the cab."
"Please exit the cab. Now."
BZZZAT. (thump)
"Thank you, and please use ULTra Cab in the future."
2002-01-18 04:38:08 PM  
Wow, someone invented a train with no driver. What happned to those driverless cars that followed sensors in the road to drive around, they even had parts of highways using it for test drives. It was on "How'd they do that" back in 1996 or something.
2002-01-18 06:38:32 PM  
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(whistling the Norwegian national athem)
Hell of a day!!
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