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Ford executive says Full Self-Driving cars will last only 4 years on the road

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SmittenKitten
2096 Rider
 Posted 3 years ago

Of course, this is in response to how people will stop buying cars once the autonomous vehicles are on the streets.  

Desperate excuse?  or are there some metrics to this claim? People say the car ownership may go down but there will still be a lot of "car usage" hence the sales won't go down.

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    KimStigs
    49
     3 years ago

    If those autonomous vehicles were driven 100,000 a year (which is possible if they are constantly going), I can see them only lasting four years. 

    Also, in the days where the technology is constantly improving, a four year old cars can be obsolete.

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    andsold
    105
     3 years ago

    Like they will die after 4 years? Pretty pathetic if you ask me.

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    ErasDrivingCo
    140 Driver
     3 years ago

    Well, autonomous vehicles will be used more per day, potentially driving 24 hours a day.  NYC taxis that are driven consistently, due to rotating shifts, they are driven 24 hours and incur over 70,000 miles a year.

    Driving four years means 280,000 miles. He seems to be on target, but the cars can last much longer than that. I guess it depends on how much people mind the old or worn out cars by the fifth year.

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    SpikeSparkle
    161 Rider
     3 years ago

    I think he is greatly ignoring the fact quality cars can last much more than that, unless, of course they are Ford cars. LOL.

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      Uberserge
      1296 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      L5 cars have nothing to do with build quality since the Ford executive in counting on them to be running around the clock especially for the rideshare world. Highly speculative and extremely early for that type of assessment. He's just trying to sell a fantasy.

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    1296 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    Let's get a few L5 cars on the road first, then we'll find out. Everything that's claimed for something a decade from now is just speculating