Re: TRANSPORTATION: Replacing Cars with Shuttles

Ralph Lewis (
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 15:48:37 -0800

I wonder what the insurance rate on a computer controled car is going to be? Do I as a passive rider (no longer a driver) need to have insurance?

Best Ralph

At 03:16 PM 11/7/98 +0800, you wrote:
>"my inner geek" <> writes:
>> Replacing the transportation system with automated lightweight
>> shuttles will require taking the old steel cars and melting them
>> down. Then we can injection mold small driverless hybrid
>> flywheel/electric motor driven computer navigated shuttles.
>> We can take the steel and use it in steel framed houses.
>> See
>> Does anyone know the logistics requirements of converting cars into
>> raw steel, then moving large numbers of people out of apartments and
>> into low and medium density steel framed homes?
>This could give all the soldiers something to do with all their spare
>time. They could transfer their calorie-burning efforts from
>training maneuvers to home construction.
>We can give Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz,
>Volvo, Mazda, Hyundai the contracts for the shuttles.
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California