Computer driven cars here by 2017
AUTOPILOT cars could be on the road within ten years, according to the boss of Ford.
Sci-fi fans have long dreamed about computerised vehicles that can drive themselves.
Now Bill Ford, speaking at the Detroit Motor Show this week, reckons the futuristic cars could be on the road as soon as 2017.
The 54-year-old greatgrandson of founder Henry Ford, said car-to-car communication would make the feat possible.
He explained: “Cars are becoming mobile communications platforms.
“Right now, there are a billion computing devices in the form of individual vehicles out on our roads.
“They’re largely unconnected from one another and the network. Between 2017 and 2025 we’ll increasingly use them as a rolling collection of sensors to reduce congestion and help prevent accidents.” AN ad demanding ‘chavs’ be shot with tranquiliser darts at Cheltenham Races has caused outrage.
The promo, for bookies Paddy Power, shows a sinister gunman at a racecourse firing darts to knock out fans that look a bit rough.
Bosses claim they got the idea after a fight broke out at posh Ascot last year and a fan posted on Facebook, “Hope the chavs don’t ruin Cheltenham like they did Ascot.”
The 40-second clip, released on Youtube before the race next month, promises to ‘take care of the chavs – veterinarian style’.
Two girls with huge hair, with fake tan and boobs hanging out, are shot to the voiceover: “Vajazzlers no! Down you go!”
Another girl who bares her bum gets the bullet too as the ad jeers: “Down you go my orange friend.”
Essex babe Sandra Lyons said she was disgusted, adding: “What girl doesn’t go for a spray tan, hair extensions, nails and fake lashes? It’s just snobbery. You don’t have to be rich and posh to have a nice day out at the races.”
But fans have applauded the ad on Youtube. One remarked: “God I wish normal people could go around and shoot the crap out of Chavs. Mainly NOT with un-fatal weapons!”
WHY did the tramp cross the road? To get to the other cider! GOING DOWN: ‘Chav’ gets a dart in dodgy ad
TRIAL: Gary Brockwell. Right: Gaynor