Measure 60-0, not 0-60.

Measure 60-0, not 0-60.

Automous cars must impress the person beside you like a limo. The outside be damned.

 

Autonomous cars have to be different than what you see today.

From the ground up different. In 2018, Uber killed Elaine Herzberg in Arizona. The NTSB deemed it a mistake, but mistakes happen and we should plan for them.  Take the front of the car for example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNbq79xhxQg
Volvo is putting airbags on the OUTSIDE of the car.

Outside airbags like this would have saved that late Ms Herzberg. At 40 mph, an airbag on the outside would have saved her life.

Tilted hoods would save lives.

Tilt the hood like a cow catcher. The battery is in the back anyway…

Who cares what your car looks like?  You are surfing porn in the back seat anyway on your way to work. I’m sorry, I meant working… Modify the hood. Why does Uber insist on an automous car being a one size fits all. Admit that it needs a complete redesign with safety in mind, outside safety!

Face the passenger backwards like your kid endured….

Remember bolting your kid in the backseat backwards? You couldn’t see their face, but that didn’t stop you from leaning around or using mirrors to see the little booger.

Put me the passenger in backwards, and in the middle of the car. Then I can withstand a 50mph crash.

Copyright Getty Images. David Hasslehoff.
Safe car designed from the ground up.

Screw measuring 0-60. Instead meaure 60-0. Put huge tires on the car and triple disk breaks so you can stop like a broken parachuter. That will make it safer for pedestrians as well.

Measure 60-0, not 0-60.

QUIT designing half ass automous cars.

It won’t work. The LIDAR makes the car so ugly that Car and Driver magazine won’t feature it anyway, so embrace your inner autonoma.

Limit autonomous cars to 50mph.

Quit acting like it will get better. Limit these killing machines. Congress, stop the hurry to flood the roads with un-tested mismatched monster cars.

 

 

I have been wanting to design a car which will tailgate to 1 inch! Not that hard if you have superior breaking.


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