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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Would you have bought an iCar? Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276679/Steve-Jobs-dreamed-Apple-iCar-died.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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The deceased Apple CEO wanted to design a vehicle that could take on Detroit automakers
Current Apple big wigs may still be keeping iCar hope alive

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Would you have bought an iCar? Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276679/Steve-Jobs-dreamed-Apple-iCar-died.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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The deceased Apple CEO wanted to design a vehicle that could take on Detroit automakers
Current Apple big wigs may still be keeping iCar hope alive

Sinclair C5.

Stick to your strengths, electronics OR mechanics.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Stick to your strengths, electronics OR mechanics.


when you build robots you need mechanics, electronics and computer science...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Stick to your strengths, electronics OR mechanics.


when you build robots you need mechanics, electronics and computer science...

Uhuh.

You need mechanical engineers, electronic engineers and computer engineers. That's three fairly specialised fields.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but there are many universities that offer robotics as master programs for computer science- electricalengineer- and mechanicalengineers- students. So you need to know all three fields...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yes but there are many universities that offer robotics as master programs for computer science- electricalengineer- and mechanicalengineers- students. So you need to know all three fields...

Cars and robots are not really the same, unless you count Transformers. I don't.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really like transformers.. :) but KITT is a car and a robot.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would have Steve Jobs said about steering wheels?

"We've invented a brand new system for directing a car. It is sensitive to touch and for optimum usage, our designers have come up with this innovative new shape. We call it Intuitive Vehicle Control System."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We call it Intuitive Vehicle Control System.

I call it pansy control system for housewives that don't know how to drive 8)

I think Steve Jobs didn't know Knight Rider, but maybe he watched sex and the city..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What would have Steve Jobs said about steering wheels?

"We've invented a brand new system for directing a car. It is sensitive to touch and for optimum usage, our designers have come up with this innovative new shape. We call it Intuitive Vehicle Control System."

Sounds like yet more stuff to distract people from concentrating on the road. More buttons, more displays, more money, less sense.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to answer the question:

no

reasons:

as an Apple product it would have been completely overpriced.
The design would have been slick and appealing to the hippster and Starbucks folks.
and:

it would have some hidden fatal flaws that would turn it into a death trap. Like exploding if turning left at 120 km/h. Or exploding if you hit the breaks in the rain. Also the radio would be tuned to 'Itunes Radio Station'. You would be unable to turn it off or change the station and with every song played 99c would be deducted from you bank account. Oh - and it would be disney approved music. Like Miley Cirus. Britney Spears. The Bieber. Justin Timberlake. And related atrocities and war crimes.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if it was comparable to other iStuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
to answer the question:

no

reasons:

as an Apple product it would have been completely overpriced.
The design would have been slick and appealing to the hippster and Starbucks folks.
and:

it would have some hidden fatal flaws that would turn it into a death trap. Like exploding if turning left at 120 km/h. Or exploding if you hit the breaks in the rain. Also the radio would be tuned to 'Itunes Radio Station'. You would be unable to turn it off or change the station and with every song played 99c would be deducted from you bank account. Oh - and it would be disney approved music. Like Miley Cirus. Britney Spears. The Bieber. Justin Timberlake. And related atrocities and war crimes.

:lol:

It would also have no gearshift and only one pedal: you push with your toe to go forward, with your heel for reverse, and with your whole foot for brakes. The pedal would be all-white and ergonomically shaped. Millions would say, "How ingenious!", and then have all kinds of accidents trying to use it. Logitech would make hundreds of millions of dollars selling replacement pedal systems that work the old way.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd also have to fill her up with proprietary fuel.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
to answer the question:

no

reasons:

as an Apple product it would have been completely overpriced.
The design would have been slick and appealing to the hippster and Starbucks folks.
and:

it would have some hidden fatal flaws that would turn it into a death trap. Like exploding if turning left at 120 km/h. Or exploding if you hit the breaks in the rain. Also the radio would be tuned to 'Itunes Radio Station'. You would be unable to turn it off or change the station and with every song played 99c would be deducted from you bank account. Oh - and it would be disney approved music. Like Miley Cirus. Britney Spears. The Bieber. Justin Timberlake. And related atrocities and war crimes.

:lol:

It would also have no gearshift and only one pedal: you push with your toe to go forward, with your heel for reverse, and with your whole foot for brakes. The pedal would be all-white and ergonomically shaped. Millions would say, "How ingenious!", and then have all kinds of accidents trying to use it. Logitech would make hundreds of millions of dollars selling replacement pedal systems.

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