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Finally, an upside to sharing the road with too-rich busy assholes!
Wealthy people can offer cash to those in front of them, in
for pulling over.
You're driving down the road. An asshole is tailgating. You get a
"john smith is a surgeon in his way to urgent surgery in
Lexus, 3MOV274, will pay $10 to pass you". You pull over, he
by, and you're $10 richer. no need to reply. If Paypass's records
shows you let him by, youve agreed.
The driver has only one decision: is that enough money? They
by simply pulling over, or not. No chatting. The payment and
detection is handled via gps on your phone.
Keen people can get a $20 pager like dashboard device that has its
own mobile number, so the car gets the text, not te drivers
phone, and it's easier to see while driving.
The rich people need only to choose a total price they'll pay. "for
$200 you could probably get there 10 minutes sooner. $10,000
get you 20 minutes sooner." The software uses traffic data to
determine what bid to make to whom, when.
Until gps and/or other short range tech like NFC improve enough
to detect lane positions, The rich asshole will probably have to
pay for a fancier device, with a durable camera installed in the
bumper of their car, that reads license plates, converts to text,
looks up the owners mobile on payPass
Because the system only has value if most people participate, it's
out. The DMV gets a cut, to provide the mobile number of the
or driver. This data is collected as part of your vehicle
The whole system is a Trojan horse for emergency vehicles, which
can simply text "ambulance! Pull over now!!"
bidding for greens
Redundant (but there's some kudos in being redundant with one of the rare "1999" ideas) - [marked-for-deletion] [hippo, Jun 14 2012]
car to do this for free. [dev45, Jun 15 2012]
||You don't have to submit anything while you're driving. You
just set a budget when you start driving.
||So I can make loads of money by going out with a couple of mates and hogging the outside lane?
||Pocmloc, yeah, that could be a problem if it ever got
really popular. Until then, they would have a very low
chance of finding a rich dude going their way, and a very
high chance of pissing off a big angry trucker.
||Hippo- wow, yeah, there's not much they didn't cover in
bidding for greens, as long as you read all bazillion
comments. Go vote for that, I guess. As you say, I'm
proud to be thinking like our founding fathers of yore. It's
like being in a tomb, those spooky dust old threads, no?
||Hmm, yes, the bidding for greens discussion even includes my ideas of people exploiting the system by blocking those willing to pay.
||Isn't this why tanks were invented ?
||I agree with [8th of 7] thats what tankes and [bumhat]'s spider
car see link are for.
||People who piss me off when I'm driving my Deuce often
discover the answer to that question.
||What's so scary about looking in your rear-view mirror and
seeing nothing but my front differential? What's scary
about having your fillings rattled by the 100+db tri-tone
horn that I built myself and concealed behind the front
grill? What's scary about realizing that you've just made the
driver of a 7-ton vehicle with 46" tires very unhappy by
cutting him off so closely that he cannot actually
see your car over the crown of his hood?
||I don't know; you'll have to ask the oddly large number of
people who do that to me. Some of them seem
pretty scared, though, if the speed with which they
suddenly decide to be somewhere else is any indication.
||As I live in an area that has many twisting mountain roads
without many passing zones, I'm a proponent of
this idea. We get a lot of tourist traffic and
there are often a great number of people 'from away' who
seem to feel an urgent need to get to their liesure
destinations as fast as fecking possible. I'd even offer a
discount for those who are
moderately polite about it. [+]
||I wouldn't define myself as a 'trucker', so I can't speak for
their feelings. I think a more apt personal description
would be 'owner/driver of giant truck'. My experience
indicates that many drivers of small cars have no
understanding of the operating dynamics of large, heavy
vehicles; namely, that they don't stop on a dime
and have a blind spot directly in front of the bumper that
will easily swallow a hatchback.
||Thanks to my tri-tone educational aid, there are a few
dozen small-car drivers out there who have learned loud
but valuable lessons without having their vehicles
damaged--but there have been a few close calls. I try to
drive my big nasty truck as courteously as possible, but
road manners go both ways.
||To contradict both my past self and hippo, I now feel this idea is
different from and better than green of greens because it has ZERO
user interface. Simply pull over and or not. My dear gentlecreatures,
is it not genius?!!
||//I deal with unsafe drivers by out-unsafing them//