> expecting the car to plug itself into a wall outlet / cable is asking a bit much.
Actually If I had the time (after I retire maybe) I can easily imagin a robot arm on the garage wall that can reach out, find and connect to some contacts mounted somehow on the front license plate area. In fact, no robotics, just a CUP/CONE system on a spring. The cone is on the car (aerodynamics) and the cone is on a spring arm. Just drive it home. NAVY pilots do this all the time flying at over 300 MPH in 3 dimensions to a moving cone! My problem is the clutter in the garage would need a 20' long arm to get past the junk. Bob, WB4APR On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Ben Goren via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > On Aug 6, 2014, at 12:13 AM, brucedp5 via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > EVLN: i3 EV self-parks> driver climbs out of window to prove (video) > > When cars become fully autonomous a la Google, that'll significantly > change many dynamics, especially efficiency. I'd expect individual > ownership to plummet, and instead for car sharing systems to become the > norm -- more like limousine or taxi services, but driverless. And, in such > a system, range becomes a moot point; the system automatically dispatches a > vehicle with enough range for your trip, or it does a pony express thing > for longer trips. Earlier discussions here about wireless charging would > become critical; a car can park itself on a wireless charger, but expecting > the car to plug itself into a wall outlet / cable is asking a bit much. > > ...all that is a ways into the future, of course. Personally, I'm > expecting we'll see autonomous long-haul trucks first, and likely within a > decade; the economics of such a system would be overwhelming. Now's a great > time for teamsters to plan for a career change.... > > b& > -------------- next part -------------- > A non-text attachment was scrubbed... > Name: signature.asc > Type: application/pgp-signature > Size: 801 bytes > Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail > URL: < > http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140806/8282fdc1/attachment.pgp > > > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA ( > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140806/88b4bbf5/attachment.htm> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)