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Coming soon to China: the car of the future

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By Julien GIRAULT

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Totally pointless to care about electric cars in China when all other industries are busy polluting the air, water, soil.

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China is going to lead more and more and Japan is not going to be able to catch up.

A couple of things. It says right at the start of the article that global car makers are behind this. China is the beneficiary. One of those global car makers is Toyota. Do some some research they are at the very forefront of automated and interconnected vehicles.

Also, every country has its own preferences, needs, geography etc, etc, etc. Saying "Japan is not going to be able to catch up".... OK but what for? Catch up with what? Things it doesn't need or that won't work in its environment? The article also states that China is being used as a testing ground for this technology. The tech it literally coming to them, not the other way around.

You see this sort of negative "Japan will lose" comment all the time in comments in the tech articles on here, but for every comment there's another article about Japan leading the way in something. Reality is completely different to one's own preferred predictions.

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What This articles shows is the progression that is coming out of China.

I couldn’t imagine the Japanese government allowing a foreign car maker the rights to offer a high end service here.

From hyper planes to all electric cities China is going to lead more and more and Japan is not going to be able to catch up.

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No one has explained how an un-manned vehicle will deal with a drunk puking all over the seat. 

And when they invented the airplane, nobody explained that either. New technologies, no matter how wonderful, always seem to attract comments about trivialities that they have to overcome. If I invented invisibility, the first comment I would hear on this website would not be "wow," but "how will you avoid getting run over by a car?"

This is an obvious advancement for humanity. Cars and expensive and wasteful. It is generally seen as a positive that one can live in Tokyo without a car. This offers the same convenience to people who live elsewhere. How can anyone be against that?

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 ride-hailing services booming and car-sharing 

We all like buzz words, the word of the moment. Some years ago the next big thing was fuel from corn and other natural foods cutting dependence on fossil fuels.

We know how it ended.

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No one has explained how an un-manned vehicle will deal with a drunk puking all over the seat. Wouldn’t want to be the next person to call that vehicle!

Thet car in the picture has got to be one of the ugliest I have seen!

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Coming soon to China: the car of the future

And that's how time works, children. Of course it's a future car. It's coming soon.

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"Car manufacturers will no longer provide customers with cars via a one-time sale, but rather with a brand that connects them to the users on a daily basis through the mobility services they offer,"

I hope that day never comes. Forcing the world to share cars and make cars into public transportation like buses and trains is not my vision of the ideal future of mobility.

Please keep thinking of ways to allow people to have choices rather than a 'one size fits all' mentality.

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I remember seeing an ad for this car: https://youtu.be/XNwOYbLdfhg

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