Time to take our cars back from the robots – Click above to watch video after the jump

Computers are constantly gaining a foothold on the everyday tasks that occur in our lives, but there are some tasks we simply hold too dear to let go. Or are there?

Jeopardy has gone the way of the robot and Google has shown that cars can be controlled without a human taking the wheel. Continuing down this path could lead to a future where the vehicles on the road are being piloted by robots or computers. Dodge doesn't want to see that day come, and it sends a shot right across the bow of SkyNet's patrolling warships.

In a new commercial for the 2011 Dodge Charger, we're given a glimpse into a world where technology is done creeping. It's everywhere, and it affects all portions of our daily routine. One man has had enough, and decides to take back control of his vehicle (the fascia of which bears an eerie resemblance to the latest Charger). Cut to a shot of present day, and Dodge proclaims that robots "will never take our cars."

That's right, Dodge. Fight the evil robot overlords. Click past the jump to check out the clip.

[Source: YouTube]


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      Felipe Politano
      • 3 Years Ago
      SO COOL it almost makes me forget Dodge's 'robots' won't let you shift your own gears.
      Mel @ aWingThing.COm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great commercial. But never is a mighty long time. I don't think most of the population should be in control of their cars anyway. Don't get me wrong. I'm not against people driving their own cars. I'm against people driving cars that don't know how to drive their cars.
      toml047
      • 3 Years Ago
      We must fight back. If we can't drive our own cars what is the sense in owning it.
      DB
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think Charger R/T is a pretty respectable handling car and I can understand while people would want to drive one even after cars are capable of driving themselves. The irony of this ad is that the Charger is Dodge's first car to offer Adaptive Cruise Control, a feature than does the throttle/braking while you're on the highway. This semi-auto-driving feature is standard on the Charger Max.
        viper3ez
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DB
        wrong! the chrysler 300C and possibly the Jeep has had adamptive cruise control since 2008 MY meaning since 2007. its a nice feature until you do this [IMG]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f114/viper3ez/Front%20End%20Swap/DSC_0096.jpg[/IMG] then it quits working
          DB
          • 3 Years Ago
          @viper3ez
          I'm well aware of the Lidar based Adaptive Cruise Control that the Chrysler 300 got in 2006 on the 2007 MY. (I've driven a few) However the 300 is a Chrysler branded Car, not a Dodge. I specifically mentioned the Dodge brand, because Dodge often does not get the luxury content that the Chrysler versions do. The Jeep did not get Adaptive Cruise until the current model. Likewise the Durango and the 300 also got the new Radar based adaptive cruise control.
      Cursethedawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm glad someone is doing something about the terrible robot problem out there.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skynet was suppose to start April 21,2011. I want a bagel
      KDAWG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the new Chrysler Ads, the revolutionary Challenger is my favorite though... But yeah no clutch pedal=not really driving it yourself. Please fix it Dodge
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great commercial, but sorry Dodge, until you start offering some manual transmissions in your Charger, a computer is doing the shifting for you. Until you can offer this option, make mine a Mustang GT.
      paulwilson05
      • 3 Years Ago
      i liked this ad
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesom-O.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      flychinook
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hm, I can't seem to find the "manual transmission" option box when building a Charger online. Controlled by robots indeed.
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