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Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:44 am
by Formidable 1
The concept seems great in theory and on paper especially in more modernized places but what about Peru?
Or would it just succeed in causing more traffic gridlock?

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:46 pm
by SilverbackPeru
I wouldn't think it would be a smart idea for driverless cars in Peru. Not because of how bad the traffic is but because of how much unemployment it would cause.
I'm not sure what percentage of the work force are taxi drivers in Lima but imagine putting them out of a job. Probably increase in crime rates, voting for extreme political parties in elections, people struggling to survive. Not a great idea at all.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:11 pm
by toughrider
SilverbackPeru wrote:I'm not sure what percentage of the work force are taxi drivers in Lima but imagine putting them out of a job.


It won't affect employment because all those taxi drivers will stay in the car but will be guarding it instead of driving it.
A driverless car will be stolen in a second.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:11 am
by SilverbackPeru
toughrider wrote:
SilverbackPeru wrote:I'm not sure what percentage of the work force are taxi drivers in Lima but imagine putting them out of a job.


It won't affect employment because all those taxi drivers will stay in the car but will be guarding it instead of driving it.
A driverless car will be stolen in a second.


Good point. I still think the rest of the world can learn a lot from Peru when it comes to employment. Most councils could easily get a street cleaner truck but instead they tend to hire people instead to clean the roads. The French are wanting the U.N to make the right to work a human right and I think deep down it's part of the human psyche to want to work and achieve. I really worry about what sort of damage these driverless cars will do to the ever dwindling jobs in the modern world.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:03 am
by gringolandia
I've laughed in the past about even a smart car *with* a driver would have trouble here.

Take a Tesla, for instance, where you can push a button and put it into its assisted-driving mode. Now imagine it trying to merge into traffic.

HAHAHAHAHA.

It is going to just sit there because its safety protocols against aggressive driving won't allow it to move even an inch. The driver would have to disable it constantly, and not just for merging. Then it has to deal with people turning left from the right lane with no warning, it needs to recognize people flapping their hands out the windows like they're trying to fly way, cars going the wrong way down roads, people driving on the curbs... I think one could go on and on with all the crazy things that happen here. Oh, yea, and let's not forget three lanes of cars squeezing into two lanes. Oye.

So a driverless car? OMG that is too hilarious.

I'll count it as a huge win if we can just get manually driven electric cars to be a thing here. That would at least ease up on the pollution.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:46 pm
by eugene.in.peru
gringolandia wrote:I've laughed in the past about even a smart car *with* a driver would have trouble here.

Take a Tesla, for instance, where you can push a button and put it into its assisted-driving mode. Now imagine it trying to merge into traffic.

HAHAHAHAHA.

It is going to just sit there because its safety protocols against aggressive driving won't allow it to move even an inch. The driver would have to disable it constantly, and not just for merging. Then it has to deal with people turning left from the right lane with no warning, it needs to recognize people flapping their hands out the windows like they're trying to fly way, cars going the wrong way down roads, people driving on the curbs... I think one could go on and on with all the crazy things that happen here. Oh, yea, and let's not forget three lanes of cars squeezing into two lanes. Oye.

So a driverless car? OMG that is too hilarious.

I'll count it as a huge win if we can just get manually driven electric cars to be a thing here. That would at least ease up on the pollution.


Tesla would have to re-write that self driving software, from scratch, to have a .pe version. Though road testing it would be a a lot easier here than in countries with more regulation.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 pm
by toughrider
gringolandia wrote:I've laughed in the past about even a smart car *with* a driver would have trouble here.

Take a Tesla, for instance, where you can push a button and put it into its assisted-driving mode. Now imagine it trying to merge into traffic.

HAHAHAHAHA.

It is going to just sit there because its safety protocols against aggressive driving won't allow it to move even an inch. The driver would have to disable it constantly, and not just for merging. Then it has to deal with people turning left from the right lane with no warning, it needs to recognize people flapping their hands out the windows like they're trying to fly way, cars going the wrong way down roads, people driving on the curbs... I think one could go on and on with all the crazy things that happen here. Oh, yea, and let's not forget three lanes of cars squeezing into two lanes. Oye.



And in the provinces all the motorbikes will circle around it.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:02 am
by mrsteak
SilverbackPeru wrote:I wouldn't think it would be a smart idea for driverless cars in Peru.


You forget most cars in Lima are already driver less... they move like there is no driver :mrgreen:

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:36 pm
by toughrider
They will all be stolen on day one and broken up for scrap metal.

I have seen people removing the gearstick and even the steering wheel to avoid it getting stolen overnight.
And then they still find their car back without wheels on bricks.

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:04 pm
by mrsteak
toughrider wrote:They will all be stolen on day one and broken up for scrap metal.

I have seen people removing the gearstick and even the steering wheel to avoid it getting stolen overnight.
And then they still find their car back without wheels on bricks.


That's not so bad! In certain parts of the world they would even steal the bricks underneath your car.