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Ford leader says plan now for future traffic jams

Boston.com -- His family made its fortune selling cars to the masses, but now Bill Ford Jr. is fretting about selling too many.

The great-grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford has been thinking ahead to a time when there will be too much traffic in the world's major cities. Already there is congestion that only will get worse as the world population grows by another 2 billion people to 9 billion in 40 years.


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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:06:43 AM

If I'm driving in 40 years, everyone else better watch out.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:03:52 AM

On Feb 27, 2012 9:24:36 PM, babyjudy wrote:

>Who knows what life will be like in 40 years.
>Traffic congestion may not be the problem.

We'll all be dead by then thanks to Obummercare.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:00:37 AM

On Feb 27, 2012 7:16:37 AM, GingoutMD wrote:

>Traffic congestion is a huge problem and vehicle-to-vehicle
>communication to get around congestion is a great solution.
>Several firms are currently developing and testing such software.

I just hope that one of them is not Microsoft.

"The road i45-gulf-freeway.road has encountered an General Traffic Error and must close."

Followed by all the passengers seeing the Blue Windshield of Death.
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babyjudy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:24:36 PM

Who knows what life will be like in 40 years. Traffic congestion may not be the problem.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 4:39:24 PM

Don't think traffic jams will be a problem, By then the gas will be so high
half the people won't able to drive.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:04:14 PM

well duh!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:28:36 PM

Sounds like Epcot.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:02:05 AM

Fix Or Repair Daily!!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:43:05 AM

URKiddinMee from South Carolina...

May I remind you that the President's name is OBAMA without the bizarre embellishment. You needn't agree with him, in fact that you don't, could make this thread more interesting.

However, as a citizen, you owe the office respect. Just the basic stuff you learned at home and teach your children now. Schoolyard puns belong in the schoolyard.

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:38:59 AM

Plan ahead.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:37:16 AM

The problem in the past has always been poor planning. Just look at the planning for highways. They are always Obsolete before they are done.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:53:10 AM

This isn't necessary
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:16:37 AM

Traffic congestion is a huge problem and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to get around congestion is a great solution. Several firms are currently developing and testing such software.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:12:39 AM

We need better public transportation.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:01:38 AM

bullet226... LOL
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URKiddinMee
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:53:10 AM

Of the 2 billion increase in world population, 1.99 billion will be walking, riding bicycles or hacking one another to pieces with machetes because of their ethnicity or religion. Of course, with Obozo's open border policy, the remaining number will infiltrate the US and jam our roads with old, mechanically dangerous pick up trucks!

(Note: Also keep in mind that this prediction is from a member of the same genetic pool which gave us the Edsel!)

[Edited by: URKiddinMee at 2/27/2012 7:55:04 AM EST]
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:51:29 AM

So build smaller cars and trucks with smaller, better engines.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:37:05 AM

No so sure of this conclusion. Yes the world's population is growing, but so is the cost of fuel. Who will be able to afford it in the future?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:19:04 AM

So start building 100 mpg motorcycles.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:10:56 AM

Major cities will continue to develop mass transit down to a science making car ownership in those communities less appealing.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 6:56:02 AM

Maybe he means that the Fords out there break down more often and will block traffic?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 6:52:37 AM

Common sense like chevy, but he is smart
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