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A car you can't crash (really)

Fortune -- Automotive safety systems that sense when a vehicle is about to crash and initiate braking and tighten seatbelts to mitigate injury are evolving into systems that can prevent some collisions entirely.
The 2013 Lexus LS460, Toyota's luxury flagship, begins arriving in the U.S. in November with an "advanced pre-collision system" available as an option. When driving at speeds below 29 miles per hour, the system uses radar and optical sensors to determine if a car is likely to collide with a pedestrian or object ahead. The Toyota system can override a distracted, inattentive or impaired driver and bring the car to a stop prior to impact. It could prove especially helpful to preventing pedestrian injuries and deaths.


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Submitted Aug 13, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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hank1326
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Right and we have an economic recovery as we speak.
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melvindale
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 3:19:15 PM

Wrong!

There will be crashes, accidents, and fender benders.

The better an item is "idiot proofed," it will just demonstrate more creative idiots.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:26:00 AM

bet I can...
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:24:23 AM

Great! Now people can text and drive.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:39:23 PM

Right & the Titanic couldn't sink either. Don't trust too many electronic controls that malfunction. Maybe it's good but not to replace good driving practices. Just as a safety belt. Hope it doesn't decide to lock up the brakes for no reason in heavy traffic & cause a series of rear end collisions.

Yes I know the other drivers are suppose to stay far enough behind to stop regardless of the circumstances, but we are dealing with reality.

[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 8/14/2012 12:41:01 AM EST]
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gem1224
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:18:58 PM

LOL Why do I have a hard time with this one???
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:17:23 PM

Will they stop the dumb ass from running red lights???
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:14:24 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:10:16 PM


Just as some other things in modern life have led to a downward apiral in certain aspects of society, this will also have it's downside.

This will help create less observant, less experienced and generally worse drivers.

For sci-fi fans; this is one possible outcome.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:06:45 PM

Under 29 mph?
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:06:26 PM

Is it equipped with an ejection seat too?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:05:14 PM

if people depend on the system and it fails...then what ?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:04:05 PM

almost like a pre-crime division...
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:03:42 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:02:09 PM

I wonder how many people DIDN'T think "Titanic"...
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:00:52 PM

I don't trust this idea.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:00:17 PM

At 29 mph, most anybody can avoid a crash. What about a speeding, weaving drunk driver?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:59:14 PM

just like the ship that couldn't sink.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:56:45 PM

Sound expensive. I hope these systems aren't mandated in the future but that is likely where this technology will lead.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:56:14 PM

Ok, fine.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:51:43 PM

I don't want to play the part of crash test dummy.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:51:17 PM

I can see it now!

"Honestly officer, I was busy texting, eating, jerking off and drinking when my car decided to screw up!"

[Edited by: knot2swift at 8/13/2012 11:52:58 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:51:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:47:14 PM

i have to try it out
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:42:11 PM

Be careful what you wish for...
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give my wife a chance
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:38:32 PM

I still dont replace common sense when driving.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:37:56 PM

COOL!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:37:23 PM

Didn't they say that you couldn't crash (sink) the Titantic also? ;)
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:34:25 PM

Nothing new...

[Edited by: carloco75 at 8/13/2012 11:38:13 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:34:17 PM

drive aND NAP
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:31:36 PM

Agreed, idiots tend to evolve..
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We can jump in, start it up, close our eyes & go.
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Bravo Sierra
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:27:59 PM

How does the saying go.

When they make something Idiot proof thay
don't plan for bigger Idiots to show up.
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I'll believe it when it passes my sister test
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:27:28 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:26:11 PM

Maybe someday accidents will be a thing of the past.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:25:47 PM

Will it detect idiots texting and playing games instead of paying attention?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:22:52 PM

Isn't technology wonderful....
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:22:48 PM

Sounds like problems to me.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:22:03 PM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:21:50 PM

Bumper cars.
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My mother in law needs one of these babies.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:17:41 PM

i doubt that
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:16:43 PM

sounds expensive
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:15:49 PM

better than nothing (idiot/senile drivers could surely use these features).
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