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Author Topic: Why not use Computer Driven, Driver Less Absolute Land Speed Record Cars?  (Read 1551 times)
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« on: February 20, 2018, 02:41:42 PM »

With all the computer technology today, (for example 2 rockets that can land themselves, Robotic Dogs that can open doors) why not use cars that do not contain a driver? That way, if the car crashes, their are no injuries/deaths and a computer can process more information and react faster than a driver. Why put a driver at risk of death or serious injury if they survive?

An example of computer technology with Space X Rockets landing themselves.


Robotic Dogs that can open doors.


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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »

Because saying you went 1000 MPH gets you the chicks. Saying your computer went 1000 MPH gets you a wedgie.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 04:21:23 PM »

Already been done.  The USAF rocker sled has gone 6416 mph on land ... Not much of a record without a pilot. 


"Unmanned rocket sleds continue to be used to test missile components without requiring costly live missile launches. A world speed record of Mach 8.5 (6,416 mph / 10,325 km/h) was achieved by a four-stage rocket sled at Holloman Air Force Base on April 30, 2003, the highest speed ever attained by a land vehicle"
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 05:36:10 PM »

The Rocket Sled is on a track and it's going to stay on that track unless it explodes, it doesn't need a driver and a human may not be able to live due to the G forces during 6,400mph acceleration and deceleration. A car requires input to stay straight and to prevent it from going down or up. 

Already been done.  The USAF rocker sled has gone 6416 mph on land ... Not much of a record without a pilot.  


"Unmanned rocket sleds continue to be used to test missile components without requiring costly live missile launches. A world speed record of Mach 8.5 (6,416 mph / 10,325 km/h) was achieved by a four-stage rocket sled at Holloman Air Force Base on April 30, 2003, the highest speed ever attained by a land vehicle"
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"My, people come and go so quickly here." Dorothy, from the movie Wizard of Oz.

"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure, and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, 1874-1922.

From the movie Dr. Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper:

"Mandrake, in the name of Her Majesty and the Continental Congress come here and feed me this belt boy... Mandrake, come over here, the Red Coats are coming!"

"He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious "automotive" bodily fluids."
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 09:33:28 PM »

You probably should have put your brain in gear & eased the clutch out before posting this, the person holds a given record not a vehicle. Dead Horse
 
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 10:06:12 PM »

You probably should have put your brain in gear & eased the clutch out before posting this, the person holds a given record not a vehicle. Dead Horse
  

Sid... major assumption on your part.....  Franklin, you posted the rocket video twice now... think that's enough times...  
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 12:10:17 AM »

Will somebody please pull the plug on this clown......
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 12:30:36 AM »

Will somebody please pull the plug on this clown......


Yes!  It's way past time.   sad

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »

So far.... Franklin has done nothing to get banned.... if he posts countless off subject videos, long articles without referencing the author.... or goes back to ranting.... then.....

So group... stop reading his posts.... ignore  cheers


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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 09:55:08 AM »

Yup - Mr. Stainless has spoken sooth.  I sit here waiting for some unpardonable foul, not intending to "ignore" anybody.  I can't as the head handlebar holder.  I gotta look at all of this stuff.

I won't say that I'm glad we've got J79 telling his woes, because I know that there well could be some folks that see his stuff and get fed up and leave the Forum.

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 04:47:29 PM »

...why not use cars that do not contain a driver? ...
Errr because it's against the FIA LSR rules?

Or are you suggesting a change in said rules?

If so, that would be a shame in my view.  Part of the appeal to me of the LSR is the 'human endeavour'.  Would Apollo have been so inspiring unmanned?  I think not.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 12:34:50 AM »

Put Franklin in the seat, and it will be still be driver less......
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