Driving Dogs Earn Licenses plus Cartoon Character LIcenses
These dogs drive better than some people I've encountered on the roads.
Here's the link to the Metro report about their training -- one of them is still up for adoption.
Here's another video about the car modifications and the training.
With Google's self-driving cars and these driving dogs, I wonder who (or what) will be on the road next?
Cartoon characters? Here's a link to some cartoon licenses.
Posted By: gdanea -
Wed Dec 12, 2012
More weirdness from the WU archive:
Larry Gross, the Slacker Hippie Dentist, 1973
A Missile Named Mac, 1962 educational video
Why not eat meatloaf every day? [1969 ad]
If I'm not mistaken, there's a proposal in front of the EU commission to grant 25,000,000 Euros for a five year study to suss out the feasibility of going forward with a 1.2B plan to replace all EU taxi drivers with dogs.
But, they need to hurry! The mother ship is due in only 8 days!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/13/12 at 02:04 AM
It will work until the first cat or rabbit darts across the road.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/13/12 at 12:56 PM
WOW, Otto is my age!
As for the dogs, I'd be worried about a
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/13/12 at 01:06 PM
No comment .. ditto Patty
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/14/12 at 07:34 PM
Smart and cute, those pups got it goin' on!! I'm YOUNGER than you Ty!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/12 at 09:59 PM
First thing I thought when I saw this was- It's all down hill for humanity from now on.
My reasoning? John W Campbell, they guy who wrote "Who Goes There?" which was filmed *exactly* as written as Carpenters's THE THING, as wrote a tale called 'Twilight'; In that, a time traveller from our future arrives in the 1920s after being catapulted into the far future to his viewpoint as well, and witnesses the twilight of humanity . . . no longer curious, creative or even very social, the humans are surrounded by the machines that do everything and maintain the museums that used to be Earth's cities. In on exhibit, the traveller discovers that "at their peak, humanity had bestowed intellect upon the dog, long-term companion of our race and when raised to intellect a more boon friend than ever" he reads of the canine races's poetry and science and comes across "a statue depicting one of these canine sophonts - a veritable Socrates of his kind - driving one of the specially designed auto-mobiles their race used."
So, once dogs learn to drive, humans apparently go down the scale into mental decadence.
Posted by D F Stuckey in New Zealand on 12/24/12 at 06:31 AM
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