Who would have thought of an internet enabled vehicle that senses other vehicles, and more? Oh yeah, I did!

Read my take on Car’s Driving themselves.

My main points were:

  1. Why Don’t We Have Self Driving Cars Now?
  2. Computer’s Could Drive Better than Any Human
  3. Humans Can Only Concentrate On So Much. Computer’s Are Unlimited.
  4. Computers Are Networked, So Shall Our Cars Be

InformationWeek posted an article showing off Segway’s new P.U.M.A. Even though the name sure reminds me of my favorite machinima program, Red vs. Blue.

This serves as the introduction of the Warthog; Grif suggests calling it a Puma, as he does not think it looks much like a warthog.

The InformationWeek article has a statement from Mr. Larry Burns himself, the Vice President of Research and Development for General Motors:

“Imagine small, nimble electric vehicles that know where other moving objects are and avoid running into them. Now, connect these vehicles in an Internet-like web and you can greatly enhance the ability of people to move through cities, find places to park, and connect to their social and business networks,” Larry Burns, GM’s VP of R&D and strategic planning, said in a statement.

Larry, were you inside my head, or did you just read my blog post?

Alright, Enough Arrogance

I’m done airing my grievances. Besides, if someone finally creates a self driving car then I am going to be so excited, I won’t care who came up with the idea, I just want one!

This new Segway P.U.M.A. while very exciting, is not much of a step forward for us Mid-West dwellers, where a trip to Wal-Mart is 10 miles. However, if the technology is being developed then there is no reason it cannot take over an SUV later.

An Internet Enabled, Self Driving, Hummer H1 Alpha

These diesel behemoths are the apple of my eye, and my dream vehicle. While you may want to argue that I’m a planet killing psychopath, I counter with Golden Fuel Systems right here in Missouri! Your gas “saving” Prius cannot stand up to my vegetable oil burning H1. Moreover, an electric conversion for a 40 mile commute in a Hummer would not be difficult as the vehicle is perfectly setup for this sort of retro-fit!

Trusting a Computer to Drive?

I addressed this in my own article I mentioned above, check it out!

Let me know what you think in the comments.