Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-01-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
jpons's Avatar
 
2008 20' Safari SE
Bangor , Maine
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 254
Images: 9
The first autonomous (Self driving) RV

This is pretty cool and exciting. Can't wait to ride in one of these across the country. Just imagine, relaxing in the back while the RV drives itself!

" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">
__________________

__________________
jpons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Gsmblue's Avatar
 
2015 25' Flying Cloud
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 553
By far the best April fools I have seen this year!!!!
__________________

__________________
http://britishairstream.blogspot.com
Mad Astrophysicist turned sales guy that works to fund his dirty snowbaording habbit, mwah-ha-ha . . .
Gsmblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:14 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
TheCabin's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB International
Liberty Corner , New Jersey
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 188
As the RV owners get older, this may become mandatory.
__________________
TheCabin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
jcl
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,050
And when you arrive at your campsite, you can use your autonomous Google bicycle

" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">
__________________
jcl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 04:02 PM   #5
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,025
When we lived in Oklahoma there was a story going around that a customer purchased a van in OKC. He got on the Turner turnpike and went back to the back to fix a sandwich after setting the cruise control. Totaled the van according to the story Guess he was about 40-50 years early.....or maybe 60-70???? Pat
__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 04:37 PM   #6
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
When we lived in Oklahoma there was a story going around that a customer purchased a van in OKC. He got on the Turner turnpike and went back to the back to fix a sandwich after setting the cruise control. Totaled the van according to the story Guess he was about 40-50 years early.....or maybe 60-70???? Pat
That venerable story, in many versions, goes all the way back to the 1970s, when cruise control was first offered as an option on RVs. But as hoaxes go, it is a clear winner. Several major news outlets, including US News and World Report, CNN, and the New York Daily News all fell for the hoax when the story supposedly won a "Stella" award for the most outrageous lawsuit— the award named after the woman who sued McDonald's over spilling scalding hot coffee in her lap, and won.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 04:49 PM   #7
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,025
Gee wizz, Pro - do you mean it's not true? Pat
__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #8
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
Gee wizz, Pro - do you mean it's not true? Pat
I used to be an engineer, which meant that it was part of my job to suck the fun out of anything. Including fun but untrue stories. I was a professional stick-in-the-mud, and I still haven't quite broken myself of the habit.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 10:09 PM   #9
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,025
Suck the fun out of everything? Not possible! Engineers are the most fun folks ever.

Pat
__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 10:11 PM   #10
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
Engineers are the most fun folks ever.
OFF the job, yes. ON the job, not so much.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 10:41 PM   #11
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,322
Yup. ON the job the humor, if any, gets really weird. As witness the "Flying Pig" statue prominently displayed in my home office.

It's really cute, with way too small wings, but it spoke to me volumes....

Yeah, engineers don't like surprises either.


Sent from my pocket Internet using Airstream Forums
__________________
KE4GNK/AE
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #12
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,322
The first autonomous (Self driving) RV

Here's the picture, hopefully. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1459571628.418501.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	44.7 KB
ID:	259783


Lousy shot, but you get the idea. Found it at a Cracker Barrel in Huntsville, Alabama. Cashier said they sold tons of them to the NASA folks. Since I worked at Marshall Spaceflight Center at one point in my checkered career, it made perfect sense to buy a few, especially since it was on sale at 75% off. We loaded up on them...😀 for scale, it's about 18" nose to tail, made out of ceramic or plaster judging by the weight. I think he's really cute and appropriate.

Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
KE4GNK/AE
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 05:17 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
ColoradoLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,040
Pretty cute piggy!

My grandson, on the phone last evening, was telling me of some "factual articles" from Utube, and how the Orwellian theory is actually in process of 'really happening right now!' I PISH-POSHED the supposed facts of his articles, and he says, "Nana, I'm really surprised, given your extensive education, and career as a nurse, that you don't believe all that is possible"...and he actually began to try to influence me by spouting off more idiotic theories, regarding historical episodes that I have witnessed....first hand ...in my 77 years on this earth. It was scary...the crap these kids get off the internet...that they believe to be real and true. They are taught little to nothing about real historical facts in school, and what is presented to them is usually so overshadowed through the socialist and/or liberal views of their instructors...that it bears minimal resemblance to true history. So sad! Over a two hour conversation, on the phone, last night...sitting in my new AI, "Goliath" I gave my grandson a lengthy and true lesson in history. He is 31, and he said, "Nana, I know you don't lie to me, so I have to believe you. But, I have to ask....why do hey put that stuff on the Internet?" I said, maybe...THEY don't know, either. Maybe, they just make stuff up to confuse people, or just for the hell of it. You believed it, didn't you. He said, yea, I did...I guess that means I'm dumb. I said, no, honey, you're not dumb...just very gullible and naive. He said,I guess I need more history lessons...isn't that what grandparents are for! I had to agree.

The moral of this story...just because it is in print or on a video somewhere does not make it true! Just my2-3-4-5 cents!
__________________
Evelyn & Mikki,(chihuahua) or Nikko (Pomeranian mix) Near Denver, Colorado
2016 AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE GRAND TOUR EXT. 24.5' "GOLIATH"
TV: 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 BAMBI 16' Sport
ColoradoLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 05:49 PM   #14
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoLady View Post
It was scary...the crap these kids get off the internet...that they believe to be real and true.
Like the Bard said…
__________________

__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self driving Tow Vehicle? sallye Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 25 01-12-2016 08:46 PM
Driving advice: First trip down Mounteagle Bmonty25 On The Road... 14 06-25-2015 01:22 PM
First Self Servicing Whizzo Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 3 10-29-2012 05:54 PM
First time driving questions Pomfritz General Motorhome Topics 28 09-01-2010 08:32 PM
Driving Miss Daisy – The First Journey SilverCabin On The Road... 81 10-30-2007 10:41 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.