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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:17 AM
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Audi pulls ahead of BMW

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With this capability, the ability to have your car do all the driving is here.

There's time yet for autopilotless vehicles to share the road, but the transition begins.

BMW? So far as hapless consumers know, they'll be playin' "catch up" on this.

On another note, anyone know how to use a slide rule?

Do you?

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:22 AM
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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I dont know about you, but I even feel uncomfortable with a car that parks itself never mind one that is going to drive me around at 70 MPH.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:27 AM
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so audi pulls ahead of BMW in the section where people dont actually drive the car. makes sense I guess.
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I dont know about you, but I even feel uncomfortable with a car that parks itself never mind one that is going to drive me around at 70 MPH.
This could bring a much more literal meaning to the term "Blue Screen of Death"

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If BMWs start driving around by themselves, are people still going to come on these forums and complain about how the steering feels?
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If BMWs start driving around by themselves, are people still going to come on these forums and complain about how the steering feels?
There is always something to complain about, like how the little cot feels.
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30 years from now, audi's become self-aware....
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On another note, anyone know how to use a slide rule?
Yup, but I have yet to use one to drive.
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This could bring a much more literal meaning to the term "Blue Screen of Death"

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That was good.

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If BMWs start driving around by themselves, are people still going to come on these forums and complain about how the steering feels?
"My car that drives itself does a bad job and it has a hump on the hood and a splinter on the dash! Waaaaa."

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Oh No.... there wont be any "Ultimate Driving Pleasure" int he future

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"Ultimate Driven Pleasure"

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On another note, anyone know how to use a slide rule?
I have used log tables. Slide rules are advanced.

Check out these ones too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-CuVVZq9GfY
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This sounds perfect for Audi and not for BMW. Although now that Audi has done it, BMW is sure to follow suit.
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That car wasn't actually navigating the parking garage by itself. The garage was outfitted with sensors that fed data to the car to allow it to navigate.
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Oh No.... there wont be any "Ultimate Driving Pleasure" int he future

Driving pleasure will be virtual reality, fiction or real, in your xportation pod. It's going to be all about you, the vehicle unfelt.

I tell you now, the days of no end to grip, lively competition among race part manufacturers, and in fact interest in traditional street performance are ending. Along with highway patrols, vehicle collisions/injuries, and shadetree maintenance. I shall grieve in the passing.

The new paradigm: AI, sweetness of ride, irregularity isolation, and silence, will be gold standards. Ferrari is dead. Long live Ferrari.
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That car wasn't actually navigating the parking garage by itself. The garage was outfitted with sensors that fed data to the car to allow it to navigate.

Electromagnetic lane markers are the future, maybe hybrid RFID's. Cheap & required by law.
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Electromagnetic lane markers are the future, maybe hybrid RFID's. Cheap & required by law.
Nope. Cheap for a parking garage demo, as opposed to a car that can intelligently navigate, absolutely. Cheap to cover and maintain the US infrastructure, or the WORLD's infrastructure? Not a chance. Given all of the research going into self navigating cars by large players, it will happen. The DARPA sponsored competition alone has produced great results. Either way, cars will self navigate in the future and it won't be relying on a bunch of sensors covering every road on the planet.
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Nope. Cheap for a parking garage demo, as opposed to a car that can intelligently navigate, absolutely. Cheap to cover and maintain the US infrastructure, or the WORLD's infrastructure? Not a chance. Given all of the research going into self navigating cars by large players, it will happen. The DARPA sponsored competition alone has produced great results. Either way, cars will self navigate in the future and it won't be relying on a bunch of sensors covering every road on the planet.
Far less expensive than we might imagine. $0.15 RFID chips glued or embedded every so often. Dang things can be printed.

And now that $1.50 wholly contained radar on a chip's been developed, much can change.....looking forward t'scoring those myself!
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Here is a self-driving Audi TTS climbing the Peaks Pike course. Note the logos on the car, especially the Tree (obviously the best university in the world ).

And here is a bit more info:Stanford University's Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack


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