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The way we can make traffic disappear. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey Brought to you in part by: http://www.audible.com/grey Special Thanks to: Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, dedla , Robert Kunz, Saki Comandao, hcblue , John Buchan, Andres Villacres, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, PervertedThomas , Nevin Spoljaric, rictic , Ian , Faust Fairbrook, Jason Lewandowski, Michael Mrozek, Jordan LeDoux, Chris Woodall, سليمان العقل, Tony DiLascio, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Tod Kurt, Chang Wang, Kozo Ota, Phil Gardner, Jordan Melville, Martin , Steven Grimm, Joe Pantry, Benjamin Morrison, Colin Millions, Muhammad Shifaz, Chris Harshman, Jose Reyes, Guillermo , Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Orbit_Junkie , David Michaels, Mark Elders, Timothy Basanov, Veronica Peshterianu, Paul Tomblin, Travis Wichert, chrysilis , Ryan E Manning, Erik Parasiuk, Rhys Parry, Maarten van der Blij, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Nielsen, Esteban Santana Santana, Dag Viggo Lokøen, Tristan Watts-Willis, John Rogers, Edward Adams, Leon , ken mcfarlane, Brandon Callender, Timothy Moran, Peter Lomax, Emil , Tijmen van Dien, ShiroiYami , Alex Schuldberg, Ryan Constantin, Bear , Jacob Ostling, Solon Carter, Joel Wunderle, Rescla , Hystiklopp , Andrew Proue, Tor Henrik Lehne, David Palomares, Cas Eliëns, Freddi Hørlyck, Ernesto Jimenez, Osric Lord-Williams, Maxime Zielony, Lachlan Holmes , John Lee, Ian N Riopel, AUFFRAY Clement, Ilan , John Bevan, Donal Botkin, Cian Ruane, Robert Grünke (trainfart) Music by: http://www.davidreesmusic.com
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David Bryant (13 hours ago)
Semi trucks are the problem
Taner Demir (3 days ago)
Trevor354 (3 days ago)
The solution for the all problems of the world Just kill all the humans
mario kart (3 days ago)
1) 1:54 is literally just buffering 2) I was going to say something but forgot.
Sputnik (3 days ago)
Propaganda puke. Musk is not your friend.
EnderHannah (12 hours ago)
13Gladius 2 (3 days ago)
Self driving cars are okay (in a commie nation) but actually. With or without self driving cars what wpuld vastly improve mobility is at least two (2) levels. 1) For all motor vehicles. 2) For pedestrian traffic. Also need to make a better way for truck traffic and all non-gas powered wheeled vehicles (like foot powered and electric bicycles) So may special lane(s) for them on the pedestrian level?
Grayson Heffner (4 days ago)
One of the problems with this perfect system is that it’s all controlled by AI and AI can be hacked. that’s an issue. You see, this system is great in and of itself, but AI can be hacked or recoded by the owner. Even if you have the most trustworthy people working on this, the system will either have bugs be susceptible to hacking, or the owner either program the system with a small quirk that could bring the entire system down, or the the safeguards won’t be good enough and the AI will become self aware, in turn, being dangerous.
Minerguy (4 days ago)
Bruh just walk
cheis The Otaku (4 days ago)
*_The US Government wants to know your location_*
Nazik Adam (4 days ago)
Okay but traffic lights are also used for pedestrians.
EnderHannah (12 hours ago)
self driving cars (or "autos") will move around each other a bit like people walking in a hallway. if someone wants to cross the road, the autos will probably see and stop to let them.
Supertrain12 (5 days ago)
Get rid of roads alltogether.
Doc Hollowood (5 days ago)
I've seen one two three and five second delays before the 1st car pulls ahead after the light changes - i've seen A FILL CITY BLOCK emerge between each following car - I swear to God they are all on 4 or 5 prescriptions
abc ezas123 (5 days ago)
I have not been in a traffic jam since I sold the car.
KING OF ARRYTHING (5 days ago)
Peep how he said getting people to change their behavior. We are in 2028 that will never happen lol 😂
enlightened 1 (6 days ago)
1. Censors. Censors that detect incoming traffic and the rate of flow of traffic through each intersection and direction. Rich cities already have them. 2. Over head bridges for pedestrians. Bridges for pedestrians that over pass streets or highways would help significantly. People walk when they should not, some take forever getting across, including elderly and disabled. Most importantly it will decrease pedestrian casualties by idiotic and unobservant drivers. 3. Fines. If you get fined for speeding than you should also get fined for driving slower than the posted speed limit regardless of what lane you are. (Fast or slow lanes must maintain the posted speed limit.) 4. Autobahn.Add a few individual lanes with crash barrier walls in highways/freeways separating the fast/safe drivers who actually know how to drive and be observant and aware of their surroundings and who obtain cat like reflexes from the slow/idiotic/reckless drivers. Better yet have a individual freeway/highway for those who would like to go any speed they like since it is supposedly a free country and a separate highway/freeway for idiots with no jobs or too much time on their hands. Let them be stuck in traffic with other brainless individuals like themselves. Money should not and is not the issue not problem, just look at the good ol' US of A's military budget. The issue/problem is and always will be the government who don't give a fuck about its own citizens. Murica! Yeehaw!
Awesome Dude (6 days ago)
Get a bike
Indigomarine91 (6 days ago)
Just lower the population
Jcfnan (6 days ago)
Self driving cars would help this in the future, although other factors will cause more problems like humans crossing intersections and other obstacles that may appear. As there is no driver, who is at fault for accidents, the car company or the driver who never did anything? and if someone were to walk in front of a car going very fast, should the car avoid the obstacle and run into a wall and put the passenger at risk or just run the person over? Self driving cars will help but also pose more questions
donard swaqnaswaq (6 days ago)
How cute the chicken is.
uabir (7 days ago)
This video was racist towards the black people.
The Daves I Know (7 days ago)
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baylinkdashyt (7 days ago)
Five generations. Maybe six. That is my best jackleg estimate for the amount of time between now and when 100.0 percent of non autonomous cars are off the road. Anybody who thinks otherwise isn't taking into account, well, car commercials. Also, y'know, poor people. There are about seven or eight dimensions to this particular issue and all of them are really hard to fix.
K9RAPS (7 days ago)
What about pedestrian monkeys
Néstor Abreu Jiménez (7 days ago)
We should train human apes with electric wires attached to their nuts. So when they approach closely the other car, the electrosticles system will trigger an alert spark solving the problem once and for all. Side effects may include sexual impotence and static charges during coitus
Snoozin' Ghost (7 days ago)
4:07 Everyone in the cars would be shit scared and probably rock the car over causing TRAFFIC
StrooWS (7 days ago)
Well this is not really a solution because you can not just start the car simultaneously with the car in front of you because there is a minimum safe distance you have to keep from cars.
Sunny K (8 days ago)
Found a rouge youtuber using your work without credit! https://youtu.be/UtHSzcujOi0
Dominic Mammone (8 days ago)
but now we have a new problem what if a self driving car breaks down in the middle of the road unless the self driving cars still have a steering wheel and will people in the future even know how to steer the car it cant be pushed off the the road witch will make a bottle neck or in the case of a single lane road completely block the road. also ask you self this if one day computers can do lots of the work for us what will we do just sit down a jack off to porn all day? our population is growing but where trying to automate as many jobs as we can do we just make up fake jobs so people can get paid or do people not work in the future and every thing is free? or do we end up with Sky-Net and humans end up useless and the machines kill us off?
депрессивный студент (8 days ago)
When self-driving cars become affordable, I'll finally choose to get a car at all. Until then I walk everywhere.
Andrew O (8 days ago)
I’ve thought about this. When cars come to a complete stop all lined up at an intersection, they’re usually not more than one single car length apart. If we all hit the gas at the same time and started moving, we’d all be driving insanely close together and we’d have to slow down to spread out and give room to the bumper of the car in front of us anyway. Usually the light turns green, he first person in front starts to move and we let them get a head start so there’s some space between us before we get up to higher speeds again.
99Pierogies (8 days ago)
Just get old people off the road. Test at 65 and every 5 years after. If they don't pass they lose licence forever
apple user 184,285,789 (8 days ago)
Lmao just use moderator and teleport to teachers.
drane1210 (8 days ago)
The phantom intersection made by a chicken crossing the road could have been prevented by running over the chicken
Shaniqua (8 days ago)
No u
NicholasStudios (8 days ago)
Use BIKES. There, saved the world.
Raynell Holmes (8 days ago)
Winston Salem NC being described in this video. You can count the time it takes for each car to pull off when a light changes.
Joe Ledger (8 days ago)
So your telling me we need a new plague
selforganisation (8 days ago)
I'm all for that , but there's a simple reason this is hard: How do you ban people from driving? And aside from self-driving cars, an important thing that is worked on (5G) will be fast, low-latency cellular networks.
L L (8 days ago)
good LOVE this,Can`t wait til 2030 when every car on the road has autopilot ,nice.
tarekegn mamuye (9 days ago)
How can I write code is my question
Alec Fox (9 days ago)
Listened to this while driving
Bajerturi R (9 days ago)
God the smug disdain you have for humanity is nothing short of patronising.
Tell Me More About it (9 days ago)
Right. The solution to all human problems is 'no humans'.
Cyros III (9 days ago)
Counter point, what about pedestrians? Do we make dome shaped bridges that go over the intersections? Cause that's expensive.
Mihai T (9 days ago)
Ok, keeping the distance from the car in front is a very good thing. But how the fuck can you ask me to also keep the right distance from the one in the back?! What if the one in the back is the type of asshole that drives inches from the car in front at all times? And from my average mortal point of view, i think keeping your eyes pointed at the same direction you are traveling its the most effective way of getting to your destination. ALIVE!
Ben Stables (9 days ago)
Just keep driving lol
white storm (9 days ago)
“Flying Cars”
The Robin (10 days ago)
Liam Mullen (10 days ago)
"No more monkeys driving cars" *jim crow laws intensify*
Drumm3r ! (10 days ago)
The real simple solution: *Just be fuckin' patient*
THE cool guy (10 days ago)
All these people talking about how it's such a good idea to take away human drivers forgetting that for many people, driving and working on cars is a huge passion for a lot of the world. I'd be pretty pissed if one day I was banned from driving because it's more efficient to let robots do all the work.
Victor Sierra (10 days ago)
I have another solution - shoot everyone that drives slow
Pete Lorenzo (11 days ago)
the solution is to ban automatic cars. drive a manual properly and I don't break even half as much as an automatic
Sterling Cross (11 days ago)
Self-driving cars will allow greater government control over our lives. The government would be able to drive us wherever they please, and prevent us from effectively travelling where they don't wish for us to travel. Self-driving cars are just begging for an at least partial return to serfdom - which those who upset daddy government will be inevitably be subjected to.
Fniux (11 days ago)
3:45 Dude, I love you for this one.
HAJJEMCOM (11 days ago)
there are just too many cars nowadays. it became so easy to buy a car or to rent one.
Britsh Rails Productions (11 days ago)
Tried round abouts?
Lady Mercy (11 days ago)
Humans as drivers perform a utility function that no digital computer on this planet has ever duplicated. If a pedestrian flings their body into the trajectory of a vehicle, in such a way that even a SUPER SMART computer could not avoid, then the driver of the vehicle assumes responsibility for ""causing"" the pedestrian to have flung their body into the trajectory of their vehicle. Since computers do not have legal standing in courts of law, they cannot duplicate this assumption of responsibility. We'll take again, when A.I. are recognized as entities with freewill. Until then, gotta' continue finding some monkies to blame for all of the world's problems. It's what we're for.
Lady Mercy (11 days ago)
Monkeys* :^)
Pouyan Hosseinialiabad (12 days ago)
Smart Traffic Signal, Los Angeles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd9T29vi75Y&feature=youtu.be
Gnolls (12 days ago)
Good luck with this, not likely to happen any time soon if ever. There will still likely be at least one human-driven vehicle on the road which messes the whole thing up, not to mention larger vehicles can't accelerate nor slow down as fast typically and take up more room. This video also doesn't take into account the finite capacity of any road which will inevitably lead to a traffic jam.
Aron Monroy Caton (12 days ago)
**cough** autopilot **cough** can be _h a c k e d_ **cough** random deaths **cough** people being kidnapped **cough** automatic computer system won't be enough
East Pavilion-er (12 days ago)
Please play Transport Fever and observe the intersections in the game. Intersections in the game does not have any traffic lights, unlike Cities Skylines or Cities XXL. And the cars are all controlled by in-game AI (obviously). This is very similar to self-driving cars. However it doesn't work out in the game and traffic is a pretty serious issues when number of cars becomes too high for roads to accommodate.
B E A N (13 days ago)
you use cars? idiots just get admin on roblox and do :speed me 500 and yeet there
SØDIØ (13 days ago)
You call it Snake, i call it Accordion
Valeriu Chanel (13 days ago)
Self driving cars would be too expensive for now... maybe in 300 years everyone wwould have about 1 mil dollars. sorry if i spelled something wrong bcs im from moldova😁😁😁
Paul Williams (13 days ago)
then your have monkeys fixing monkeyless cars in there own monkey way and you have monkey cars
Fourth Seat Studios (14 days ago)
9k people don't want to admit that they are stupid monkeys that can't drive.
Frnk S (14 days ago)
Dont call me a monkey!
misterandylink (14 days ago)
What also sucks are people who don't understand that slowing down to 30 and leaving a giant gap in front of you is just as bad as tailgating. You are slowing the cars behind you down continuously. You also still need to control your speed using guess work because the car in front of you isn't going to be maintaining the same distance constantly which means that you are speeding up and slowing down so cars behind you need to speed up and slow down with no knowledge of your thinking pattern which creates a traffic snake all the same.
peter chumpis (14 days ago)
Bottom line: people are retarded
Olivier Vanier (14 days ago)
Also roundabouts!
And Sch (14 days ago)
I love driving, fuck autopilot
Mike D (15 days ago)
1. you don't want to drive 'in the middle', equidistant from the car in front and the car behind. You only control how far you are from the car in front, the car behind decides how close to be to your back bumper. You want to drive a safe distance from the car in front, and you hope the car behind does the same. 2. People shouldn't complain about traffic, because YOU ARE TRAFFIC. Until self driving robot cars come, the best thing to do is work at minimizing the number of cars on the road and the distances they have to go.3
Patricia Vaughn (15 days ago)
Univision Univision aka abusing me
Patricia Vaughn (15 days ago)
U.Lyft aka UBer. I created accidentally
Lidge1994 (15 days ago)
Best solution is worldwide law to have to pass a driving test every 5 years
Alejandro Trevino (16 days ago)
Why can't every one just use there flying cars
Perfidious Puffin (16 days ago)
Just one problem, I like driving. I don't just drive to go from A to B... I also drive for fun. I have zero interest in some autonomous transport pod taxing me to places, I want to drive.
005Amergin (16 days ago)
AI is not there yet..it has glitches so implementing no intersections might not be feasible until its completely safe. Which may not be possible. Ai is only as good as its programer. Some will "learn" more than others
marawan BG (16 days ago)
orrr just follow the *not only german,but european at this point" autobahn rule - 2-3 lanes. Leftmost lane - highspeed vechicles,middle lane - ~100kmph vechicles,rightmost lane - trucks. +one emergency lane in case you do have to stop. Allows way more traffic to flow + higher speeds means more attention by the drivers themselves. For roundabouts - most roundabouts that are in an important part of the city have 3+ lanes so the rule is simple - use the rightmost lane if you have to make an instant right turn,use the middle lane if you have to continue driving straight,and use the left lane if you have to go left or go back. See simple. Here's a solution for traffic lights - make turn only lanes who are always green,except if a person has to cross,convenient both for the drivers and the people on foot. Also,don't be dumb while planing out the city's routes - don't make 2 traffic light intersections 20 meters apart,don't use traffic lights on the motorway's entrace but most importantly - use bridges for the people on foot
Oana Susanu (17 days ago)
Is that snake eating it's oun poop
Droid 16 Beta (17 days ago)
If everyone could see this vid
Gerardo Gonzalez (17 days ago)
good luck getting me out my car! Good luck trying to stop me from tricking the software systems in cars to malfunction!
luciferangelica (17 days ago)
i got a solution to traffic: stop driving
_________ _________ (18 days ago)
I’ve always wondered why there’s traffic on the highway
John Cleeland (19 days ago)
Love the video. Add in driverless pedestrians and driverless cyclists and you have almost got me. But the roads are also used for shopping, al fresco dining... And I think that capacity is still limited although perhaps double, so grade separation might still be necessary for both capacity and multiple uses.
Marky 4x4 (19 days ago)
all true. main problem is all the morons at the wheels. 90 percent morons. sorry to say that....but also you who reads this.
Marco Pantoja (15 days ago)
Definitely morons!! In a report to Congress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that last year in the US over 90% of the accidents that occurred were due to human error. No surprise there 😒
AnxiousGary (15 days ago)
You and me both!
arnold123user (19 days ago)
2:35 but we can make traffic great again xD
Issac 17 (21 days ago)
"Take humans out of the road" So how are we supposed to get to school
Look Behind you (21 days ago)
So women
Riandhita (22 days ago)
In my country, if we keep the distance to the front car, there always be some a.hole who overtaking our car and get to the space we maintain for keeping the distance.
Gerardo Gonzalez (17 days ago)
Here in America some moron does the same here.
Luke Lu (22 days ago)
The snake eating it's own poop kinda grossed me out...
William Baynes (22 days ago)
What about trucks? Your system might work with hundreds of self drive cars. But what happens when there are dozens of Juggernaughts, and buses which keep stopping and starting! What about trucks and delivery vans? What about cyclists? And pedestrians? I reckon you need to go back to the drawing board Pal!
Another Person (23 days ago)
Solve traffic. Don’t drive.
I'm person (23 days ago)
Why can't we just use more traffic circles
lee Roberts (23 days ago)
I love self driving cars cause I'm gonna hack that shit and speed and make all the cars pull off to the side so I can pass them :)
donepearce (24 days ago)
Traffic is just cars. I think you mean traffic jams.
King Louie V (24 days ago)
I got a question about self driving cars. What if a chicken crosses the road? Will self driving cars stop to cause traffic to save the chicken or will it kill the chicken?
TheReal0ne ._. (25 days ago)
Orrrr...you could just NOT drive a car
Goblinlight104 (25 days ago)
No. The human is always smarter than the robot. Who gave these robots smarts? Humans.
CenturionS117 asdf (25 days ago)
How people who walke would pass the road