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1873 No. 1873 [Edit]
Mazda hasn't produced a sports car for years, unless we consider the MX-5 to be such. Honda has narrowed down the range of Type-R versions and gave up production of many cult models. The Toyota has gone into urban hybrids, while the Nissan has a love for SUVs and crossovers. On Mitsubishi there's no more words at all, because , Mitsubishi brand completely lost its character (the eternal war between the EVO Lancer and the STI Impreza, the first one lost with a forfeit).

Self-driving cars will swarm roads within the next couple of decades. They'll be cheaper, safer, more efficient. Our grandchildren – heck, maybe even our children – will probably never learn to drive a car if they will live in an urban environment.While it's fun to think about in a futurism sense, there will be little excitement where the real change happens. Autonomous vehicles will, by their

nature, be boring. For the most part they'll have utilitarian looks. They'll be quiet and electric, they'll be slow and conservative drivers. They'll basically be a more personal version of public transport.
>> No. 1874 [Edit]
Hyundai’s still cool, as far as Asian cars go. You should look into the Luxury Division of the companies you’re describing.
>> No. 1875 [Edit]
Yes it's likely to be boring but is that really a bad thing? Once self-driving cars are here, the majority will likely switch from an ownership model to an uber-style "rent on demand" model, which is better in terms of resource efficiency and utilization. What's wrong with just focusing on cars as a fungible means of personal transport rather than focusing on the car itself?
>> No. 1876 [Edit]
OP probably is interested in the hobby of automobile, which is why I suggested him to look into luxury divisions of Asian brands.
>> No. 1877 [Edit]
I feel that that kind of system will be used to limit people's freedom of mobility.
>> No. 1878 [Edit]
Can you elaborate? Do you mean that services might refuse to rent you a car based on some "trustworthiness" metric they compute and store (e.g. driving habits or driving to sketchy locations)? If so that's a good point. Hopefully if self-driving goes mainstream there'll be at least one company selling a version that doesn't phone home.
>> No. 1879 [Edit]
It seems likely that self-driving cars will be integrated into one network to reduce accidents as much as possible and coordinate traffic. On one hand, there'll be no more traffic jams, on the other hand, you can't go anywhere without someone knowing about it.
>> No. 1880 [Edit]
That's essentially what I was thinking, it reminded me of how social credit is used in China to bar people from public transportation.

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