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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Feb '18 21:16
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
  2. Standard member lemon lime
    go phish
    23 Feb '18 21:38
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
    It wouldn't need to if we developed self washing cars.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Feb '18 08:02
    Originally posted by @lemon-lime
    It wouldn't need to if we developed self washing cars.
    All well and good but about the car wash question?
  4. 24 Feb '18 17:22
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
    Why would a self driving car care how dirty it became?
  5. 24 Feb '18 19:01
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Why would a self driving car care how dirty it became?
    A vain one would.
  6. Standard member lemon lime
    go phish
    24 Feb '18 20:35 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    All well and good but about the car wash question?
    The first thing that comes to mind is that both the car and carwash would need to have programming enabling them to interface. With that in place it should be fairly easy to get your car to automatically navigate itself through the car wash. But there could be unforeseen complications.

    Such as... if the internal AI of your car decides it's not going to pay the ridiculously high price of an automatic car wash, so it refuses the prompt signal for opening a side panel allowing a mechanical arm to extend and deposit the correct amount of cash and change into a money drop pan, and your car attempts to drive away, this could trigger gates being closed and bright red flashing lights and sirens immediately followed by uniformed droids surrounding your car and demanding payment... or else!
  7. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    25 Feb '18 02:22
    I'm a bit surprised about self-driving cars. The immediacy, not the potential. Inter-traffic is apparently ready to be automated.
  8. 25 Feb '18 14:16
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
    You would have to program a self-driving car to recognize a car wash and/or be able to handle user input indicating a car wash. Then it would follow the same steps a human would.
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Feb '18 16:43
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    You would have to program a self-driving car to recognize a car wash and/or be able to handle user input indicating a car wash. Then it would follow the same steps a human would.
    That would require all the car wash places to install the infrastructure and programs.

    I think they would balk at that until auto drives became majority. Of course there could be a development of portable car wash robots owned by the people owning the cars, that would end the car wash business.
  10. 25 Feb '18 17:30
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    That would require all the car wash places to install the infrastructure and programs.

    I think they would balk at that until auto drives became majority. Of course there could be a development of portable car wash robots owned by the people owning the cars, that would end the car wash business.
    No, it would require the car to know what to do when in a car wash. Self-driving cars already have sensors to detect obstacles.
  11. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    25 Feb '18 17:30
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    That would require all the car wash places to install the infrastructure and programs.

    I think they would balk at that until auto drives became majority. Of course there could be a development of portable car wash robots owned by the people owning the cars, that would end the car wash business.
    When the car's sensors detected it needed washing , the c.d player could automatically broadcast the Rose Royce song from 1976 activating the nearest car washing drone to fly to the car and wash it on the driveway.
    This is the silliest thread I've ever seen on the science forum but amusing just the same
  12. Standard member lemon lime
    go phish
    25 Feb '18 18:07
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    That would require all the car wash places to install the infrastructure and programs.

    I think they would balk at that until auto drives became majority. Of course there could be a development of portable car wash robots owned by the people owning the cars, that would end the car wash business.
    there could be a development of portable car wash robots owned by the people owning the cars

    That's a good idea. If each owner had two or three of these car washing robots (wearing short shorts and halter tops) there would be no need to send your car to an independently owned car washing business.
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Feb '18 10:30
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
    A self-driving car should be self-washing.
    Apparently my oven is. (Although you wouldn't credit it looking inside)
  14. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    06 Mar '18 16:56
    there are several traffic-related contexts which need to be defined and programmed, with appropriate interfaces, some of which may require human input in real time. Car wash facilities are one. Getting in and out of paid-for parking garages, boarding and debarking ferries, yielding right of way to emergency vehicles, etc. spring to mind as well. Avoiding hitting things is clearly just the beginning.
  15. Standard member Removed
    06 Mar '18 17:45
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    How will a self driving car navigate the moves into a car wash?
    Ahm frum Englund m88t. Su jes chuck a new pine spitzer on the mirra loike.