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  1. #6901
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    The problem is that it is just as easy for them to go to Crested Butte, Beaver Creek, Aspen... whatever is in autodrive distance from punching out for the weekend and lineup the next day. No biggie. Watch a movie while hammered and high in your robocar (pot is federal legal by then). Storm gonna hit Utah? Everyone from CO and CA shows up. Tahoe has no snow due to global weirding, but the whole Bay Area + LA can show up in SLC by 6AM Saturday with robocars.
    Europe seems to deal with this OK (replace "robocars" with "civilized train service")... same idea, really. Applied to roads instead of tracks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Europe seems to deal with this OK (replace "robocars" with "civilized train service")... same idea, really. Applied to roads instead of tracks...
    Europe has 3600 ski areas. The USA has 500 and isn't going to build any more.

    Trains are not the same as robocars. Paris to Cham is switching between 3 or 4 different trains while schlepping gear and you gotta have a place to stay in Cham.

    Robocar takes you non-stop, in privacy, and you can sleep in your robocar if it's too far to go home.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Europe has 3600 ski areas. The USA has 500 and isn't going to build any more.

    Trains are not the same as robocars. Paris to Cham is switching between 3 or 4 different trains while schlepping gear and you gotta have a place to stay in Cham.

    Robocar takes you non-stop, in privacy, and you can sleep in your robocar if it's too far to go home.
    It doesn’t do anything for the I70 corridor east of Silverthorne but a “Glacier Express-like” train connecting a number of ski towns would be pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    You're smarter than that.
    2 mins * (how many people) = what?

    It's not about the time it saves YOU, you should use the time it saves the community as a whole.


    Edit- fuck. It's GGS. Nevermind
    Wasn't my 2 minutes. It was an actual study that showed only a 2 min reduction. Not worth 26 million. And not allowed to be used storm days. Political shit storm that the media continue to push fake news about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Europe has 3600 ski areas. The USA has 500 and isn't going to build any more.

    Trains are not the same as robocars. Paris to Cham is switching between 3 or 4 different trains while schlepping gear and you gotta have a place to stay in Cham.

    Robocar takes you non-stop, in privacy, and you can sleep in your robocar if it's too far to go home.
    These robocars sound fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Sig worthy.
    When shown to be a dumbass or a post is longer than their toddler attention span, they go insult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    It doesn’t do anything for the I70 corridor east of Silverthorne but a “Glacier Express-like” train connecting a number of ski towns would be pretty sweet.
    I've ridden part of Glacier Express... that would be rad.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Only 10 million skiers in the US. In the future, when there are robocars and there is only skiing in the highest mountain west, if just 5% of skiers want to ski on a given day... Attachment 288583
    I fucking love this picture. Is the location known?

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    The Basin on July 4th.

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    And I can't begin to fathom the infrastructure needed for our robocars. Will they park, loop in endless circles until rider returns, or do they just go on their merry way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    The Basin on July 4th.

    Nice. No thanks, but power to those souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    And I can't begin to fathom the infrastructure needed for our robocars. Will they park, loop in endless circles until rider returns, or do they just go on their merry way?
    Park on some neighborhood side street 15 minutes away.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Park on some neighborhood side street 15 minutes away.
    I was thinking more at ski areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    You're looking at the wrong mfg'r. Tesla blusters a lot... check Waymo. They are actual self-driving vehicles.
    ah...but no thanks. watched a video of a waymo van in traffic, making a left isnt their strong suit

    but i typically love driving so what do i know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    I was thinking more at ski areas.
    So was I
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Park on some neighborhood side street 15 minutes away.
    Lip to through the neighborhood at 5mph all day

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    Yeah that shit will last about a week before every NIMBY in towns shuts that robocar parking down.

    Let alone this glossing over the concept of a robocar driving your ass through a snowstorm.
    Live Free or Die

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    Hoping the Skimaid's Tale that Summit described is a bit further out than we might think...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/b...mous-cars.html

    A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of driverless cars.
    Most of those cars have yet to arrive — and it is likely to be years before they do. Several carmakers and technology companies have concluded that making autonomous vehicles is going to be harder, slower and costlier than they thought.
    “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles,” Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, said at the Detroit Economic Club in April.
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    Mr. Salesky said Argo and many competitors had developed about 80 percent of the technology needed to put self-driving cars into routine use — the radar, cameras and other sensors that can identify objects far down roads and highways. But the remaining 20 percent, including developing software that can reliably anticipate what other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are going to do, will be much more difficult, he said.
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    In the future, powder days might turn out to be the best days to drive "manually" and ski while all the self driving cars (which can't operate without seeing the lane lines) will be grounded.

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    OFFICIAL I70 BITCH THREAD....

    They would be very useful for dropping you off at one trailhead and picking you up at another.
    The Aspen/CB hike will be even more popular as will mtn bike rides like the Monarch Crest. No need to pay money for a shuttle. Hell, you could go hut to hut in the winter and have your robocar waiting for you 50 miles from where you started.

    Ugh, I hope they go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    Yeah that shit will last about a week before every NIMBY in towns shuts that robocar parking down.

    Let alone this glossing over the concept of a robocar driving your ass through a snowstorm.
    If it is one that clips you on a rail and slings you up the mountain, it'll be no problem. And it takes up less space than a monorail.

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    At least we’re not dealing with this:
    https://www.nbcnews.com/video/video-...er-64105029747

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    An asphalt truck spilled hot asphalt on I70 just W of Wolcott covering the road for at least 100 yards with the shit. All visibility lost as the vehicle in front of me sprayed my car, I fishtailed a bit decelerating enough not to hit the guy slamming on brakes in front of me fishtailing like driving on marbles while not braking too hard such that the semi behind me would hit me. I came out intact, and called Eagle dispatch to warn them. My tires were coated in asphalt and I assume the underbody. I think my paint is pretty shredded from the brief cellphone light inspection. It was weird listening to my car shed asphalt for the next 20 miles. My car now has a weird vibration really noticeable above 60mph like a wheel is out of balance.

    I assume the asphalt truck was for the huge I70 paving projects in Vail / Vail Pass that was going on tonight. Do I call CDOT or what?
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Do I call CDOT or what?
    I would. Assuming in the chaos you didn't see which truck it was, they should be able to easily find out who showed up missing their asphalt.

    Required by law to secure their load. They didn't and it caused 'unintentional damage' to your whip, that driver/company should be on the hook for damages, right?

    But then, I gotta assume they'll stonewall you.
    Worth a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    An asphalt truck spilled hot asphalt on I70 just W of Wolcott covering the road for at least 100 yards with the shit. All visibility lost as the vehicle in front of me sprayed my car, I fishtailed a bit decelerating enough not to hit the guy slamming on brakes in front of me fishtailing like driving on marbles while not braking too hard such that the semi behind me would hit me. I came out intact, and called Eagle dispatch to warn them. My tires were coated in asphalt and I assume the underbody. I think my paint is pretty shredded from the brief cellphone light inspection. It was weird listening to my car shed asphalt for the next 20 miles. My car now has a weird vibration really noticeable above 60mph like a wheel is out of balance.

    I assume the asphalt truck was for the huge I70 paving projects in Vail / Vail Pass that was going on tonight. Do I call CDOT or what?
    You should call your insurance agent


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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    That really was terrifying. When the viz went, had no idea how long the spill was, though I might sail right off the road as it curved... at least the Subaru is driveable.

    Looking today in the light, asphalt everywhere.... windshield and front end are pitted, lots of parts of the car are coated, especially underbody and wheel wells. I think stuff embedded in the tires are why it is vibrating.

    Called Eagle Co today said they had many 911 calls, but nobody was injured.

    Called CDOT and they were very apologetic, glad nobody was hurt, and said they would handle the responsibility through the state claims line, so off to fill out a web form.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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