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#501 sebberry

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

Shipyards and logistics nodes use autonomous trucks to move containers.

 

Are they truly autonomous or simply executing a pre-programmed script?  Tightly controlled, predictable environments like a container yard is pretty easy for these things.


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#502 Mike K.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:48 PM

Oh yeah, that could actually be it. I admit I don’t know the specifics.

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#503 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

It's most likely that fleet vehicles (transport trucks) will go robo first, follow by things like taxis and I wouldn't be surprised if buses were next.  Places where eliminating expensive human operators with pesky things like rights, regulation and laws that mean going with robots = big savings, and thus would pay for it.

 

Those operators also have "pesky" habits of crashing their vehicles and killing passengers or other motorists though.  A computer makes far less mistakes, does not drink on the job etc.

 

They have no rights to a particular job.


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#504 LeoVictoria

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:41 AM

As soon as autonomous vehicles are viable they will be accessible to all through car sharing and they will undercut existing services.   Really doesn't matter if the sensors cost $50,000 if your vehicle is in operation around the clock and doesn't need a driver (oh and the drivetrain lasts 1,000,000 miles because it's electric).



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:47 AM

I think you are right, who needs a 50-passenger bus when your pod will come get ya, for little more money.


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#506 LeoVictoria

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

Hey we all hate ICBC but at least we don’t have to change our gender to lower our rates!

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#507 LJ

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:50 PM

I like ICBC.


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#508 DustMagnet

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

I like ICBC.

I don't hate ICBC, but I don't know if I like them.

 

I do participate in their online focus group surveys, and the latest one was hilarious - listening to an audio conversation between Joanne The Injured and Wes The Corporate Robot.



#509 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

There were about 50 people lined up outside the ICBC office on McKenzie at 8:30 this morning. Anything special going on?



#510 DustMagnet

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

There were about 50 people lined up outside the ICBC office on McKenzie at 8:30 this morning. Anything special going on?

That was the rush for permits to drive in the bus lanes.  There's a limited number.

Ha, ha, no.  I don't know.  Was it a line up or a protest?


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#511 lanforod

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:10 AM

I'm thinking it is a continuation of the protests over minor injury caps.


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#512 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

No protest, it was a very orderly Canadian-style lineup. Sometimes there's a couple of people milling about before opening time, especially on the first of the month but I've never seen a crowd like that. I thought maybe it's related to motorcycle testing or some seasonal thing. 



#513 tjv

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:59 PM

I was shocked today to find out that ICBC rates vary depending on where you live in the CRD.  I guess I was under the impression it was all the same



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:42 PM

I was shocked today to find out that ICBC rates vary depending on where you live in the CRD.  I guess I was under the impression it was all the same

 

Yup, I checked with my insurance guy, the postal code on Henderson by Uvic is $50 less for the same car than the parallel postal code on Cadboro Bay road by Uplands Golf Club....



#515 manuel

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Actuarial rates vary by location - claims from one postal code for age, car type etc can be higher than for another location. Think oak bay vs the highlands.

Too bad distance driven isn't factored in.
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#516 Bob Fugger

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:13 AM

Too bad distance driven isn't factored in.

That's not entirely correct.

 

While ICBC doesn't offer usage-based insurance per se, your insurance is somewhat rated on the amount of driving that you do: pleasure use, only; to/from work under or over 10km, delivery vehicles, taxis, etc. - are all underwritten differently and the risk that is being underwritten as I understand it is how much your vehicle is on the road.


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