Morning Ed: Transportation {2018.10.03.W}

[Tr1] I feel sheltered… I didn’t know courier flights were a thing.

[Tr2] But who actually wants a driverless boat? Driverless cars are appealing because driving has become a monotonous chore. We still like boating!

[Tr3] I’m pretty sure that eventually pedestrians are going to put something in their wallet so that cars know where they are at all times. People may even come to like it if you throw in other things. The only question is what access law enforcement will have to the information.

[Tr4] A Wazetown illegally put up signs stating that their roads are only for local traffic. The solution, many places back home discovered, is to actually obstruct everything to a single entrance and exit.

[Tr5] Jonathan English says that when it comes to mass transit, if you build it they will come.

[Tr6] Teresa Mull writes about the Subaru culture. I’m quite fond of ours.

[Tr7] Autonomous school shuttles!

[Tr8] Sure seems like Elon Musk is going down.

[Tr9] Babies are only allowed to cry for five minutes.

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17 thoughts on “Morning Ed: Transportation {2018.10.03.W}

  1. Tr2: No human pilot, solar powered, and designed for extended missions. In answer to your question of who would want this, it clearly is ideal for drug smuggling.

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  2. Put Tr3 and Tr4 together and you have parents in residential neighborhoods being required to strap transponders onto their kids in order to protect them from the autonomous vehicles using those roads in an attempt to avoid traffic on the main thoroughfares. Wrt to just Tr4, I have seen places in multiple different cities where a few strategically placed bollards take care of the problem.

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  3. Tr1 – I used to contract (well, my company did) to do overnight returns of Federally scheduled pharmaceuticals to distributors on a daily basis. Huge pain in the rear, as the pilots weren’t allowed to know what was being transported so they weren’t very careful with the product.

    Tr4 – Long before smartphone tech or really even Google, Sacramento did something like this in one of its oldest neighborhoods as it was between much of the downtown gov. buildings and the freeway to most of the suburbs. Traffic calming they called it. So streets were blocked for through traffic, some forced turns, etc. It was a total disaster. It changed property values overnight, turned neighbor against neighbor, increased vandalism and on and on. They had to change it after a few years, putting in mini roundabouts at every intersection.

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  4. Will, please ban Dave, eg here and surrounding comments.

    So far, you’ve been a name caller and a hypocrite. Now you’re openly lying to me. I’ll add “liar” and “comedian” to your list of attributes. You’re the gift that keeps on giving.

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