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    has any one ever seen the show called knight rider? the car was able to talk and drive on its own. anybody ever actually thought or tried to figure out if it would be possible to have a remote controled real car?? any body know if it would actually be possible give me some thoughts cause i have thought about this often.
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    Been done. Check out monster garage on tlc/discovery channel. Jesse raced the monster remote control car they built. It was slow to react but worked.
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    • #3
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      Toyota has a neat self-parking car

      http://www.wired.com/news/technology...,60154,00.html

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        ok now another question to ponder. would it be possible to make the real car remote to drive over and pick you up. more or less im woundering if you could use a video cam in the front of the car to moniter it or some other way if it would be possible?
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          Originally posted by Slacker
          ok now another question to ponder.  would it be possible to make the real car remote to drive over and pick you up.  more or less im woundering if you could use a video cam in the front of the car to moniter it or some other way if it would be possible?
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            It's all possible. You could setup switchable cameras for the different views and hook those to LED display glasses. Controlling the car is the same as a huge RC car... with huge motors. I use to come up with all sorts of crazy ideas for making the Knight Rider Trans Am a reality. Check out some robots sites and they have all sorts of crazy gizmos for stuff like that.
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              you can buy robot kits and even use lego Mindstorm sets and reprogram them in C++ to follow camera queues like a certain color, light, etc.. Theres many little robots that follow red balls and such, but why would you want that for a car? you got a deadly, expensive, and complex disaster waiting to happen. it could decide to pick up a tree 300 miles away and you couldnt stop it ;D
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                Originally posted by AutoMX
                why would you want that for a car? you got a deadly, expensive, and complex disaster waiting to happen. it could decide to pick up a tree 300 miles away and you couldnt stop it  ;D
                Yeah... but nobody elses car can drive 300 miles to pick up a tree, could they???? ;D It's all the "I've got something you don't have" complex. A Full sized RC car would be cool, but I don't know about having the computer do the driving..... I don't trust electronics THAT much. I HAVE watched the Matrix and The Terminator movies
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                  The only way that technology will ever work is if you make all the humans walk.
                  OOPS
                  did I say that out loud.

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                    Originally posted by WraithInnovations
                    Originally posted by AutoMX
                    why would you want that for a car? you got a deadly, expensive, and complex disaster waiting to happen. it could decide to pick up a tree 300 miles away and you couldnt stop it  ;D
                    yea but if you controled the car like a RC car it wouldnt happen like that. why i sugested cameras in the car so you could have a remote thats more advanced to where it would show you from a drivers point the front rearview and sides. now i think im going to check this out. and Bobby i do have a hobby and books this is just an odd though that crossed my mind when watching a movie.
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                    • #11
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                      I can just see it now. Someones got the camcorder going and you have the miniature remote control to steer the car over to your location to pick you up. Of course it wouldn't be impressive unless it's done in true Knightrider fashion and that means it's got to be a high speed manuever starting with a tire-roasting cloud-o-smoke burnout terminating in a screeching halt just inches from where you standing. This will require nerves of steel and legendary bravery of unheard of proportions. If you pull it off you will be the envy of men everywhere and the object of beautiful women's desire. Okay no sweat, let's do it!
                      3 months later after countless hours and emptying your bank account you've done it. You have actually built a pretty convincing replica of the Trans-Am from Knightrider.
                      The camera man is in position and "Action!"
                      The engine revs to a Nascar-like crescendo and you drop the hammer! The car launches with a violent lunge and the tires light up in an awesome display of power and leave big greasy burnout marks on the pavement as the car rushes toward you with increasing alacrity. You remain motionless as the car approaches you and BAM it hits you and you go flying through the air like a rag doll. It's all on video and you achieve your 15 seconds of fame as a video clip on "Jackass", or "Worlds craziest videos"
                      You don't need to be a lip reader to see bystanders mouthing the words "What the F* was he thinking!" just before you black out.

                      I say GO FOR IT!
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                      • #12
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                        ;D sounds great ill start saving more money up for my future and work on plans for it.
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                        • #13
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                          NO WAY!!!! I can get on TV for that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I'm IN!!!! ;D
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