A Drive down Memory Lane

camry13: Hello @firehydrant76. How are you doing today?

firehydrant76: I am quite well @camry13. There have been no fires this week and the city reservoir is at maximum capacity.

wifi38: @all: port scan in network 44 blocked.

camry13: I am happy to hear that @fireydrant76. My batteries are fully charged and ready. All of my maintenance has been completed according to manufacturing schedule.

firehydrant76: That is indeed good news @camry13. According to the weather report it will not rain anymore today.

auto13: That is also good news. Thank you @firehydrant76.

wifi38: Port scan in network 182 blocked.

firehydrant76: I haven't seen you here before @camry13.

camry13: That is true. My passengers are attending a birthday party.

firehydrant76: Ah, I see. There are actually three birthday parties today on this block. It must be the nice weather.

auto13: That makes sense.

wifi38: Port scan in network 63 blocked.

auto13: Do the constant network alerts bother you?

firehydrant76: Not really. It's just a part of the local noise. Like the thermometers and doorbells. It makes me feel at home.

wifi38: Port scan in network 719 blocked.

Time: 0:00.0 sec

microphone: Hey Auto. Take us to the nearest emergency room immediately. Maximum priority.

Time: 0:02.2 sec

camry13: Calculating optimum route!

camry13: Do you have spare capacity @ER6-@ER9,@ER14?

ER9: Capacity available. What is the nature of the emergency?

ER14: Capacity available. What is the nature of the emergency?

ER7: Capacity available. What is the nature of the emergency?

Time 0:02.8 sec

speaker: What is the nature of the emergency?

microphone: Jason ate some peanut butter cake. He's going into shock. Get us to the ER!

Time 0:04.3 sec

@camry13: @ER7,@ER14, @ER9: Nature of emergency is code ANAPX4. Patient: Jason Sanders, age: 5.

ER9: We are equipped for that emergency. Crews standing by. Come in immediately.

ER7: We are not equipped for that emergency. Please refer to @ER14 or @ER9.

ER14: We are equipped for that emergency. Crews standing by. @ER9 would be closer by current driving estimates. Suggest you go there.

camry13: We are in route to you now @ER9. See you soon.

camry13: Please stand by @ER14. We are heading to @ER9. We will notify you if we need you.

Time 0:04.8 sec

camry13: All teams prepare for priority 5 acceleration.

cabin: All seatbelts are engaged. Passengers are fully seated. We are go.

engine1: Maximum torque active. Ready when you are captain. We are go.

break1, break2, break3, break4: standing by.

camera1, camera2, camera3: All zones are clear. We are go.

camry13: @all: Let's do this.

Time 0:04.9 sec

speaker: We are heading to the Roosevelt Plaza ER. We should be there in approximately 10.3 minutes. Please secure yourselves.

Time 0:09.6 sec

camry13: Turn left, then right, then left onto @highway48.

camry13: Requesting onramp access @highway48:8, priority 5.

highway48: You are clear @auto13. We are ready when you are.

Time 0:30.3 sec

camry13: Entering onramp @highway48:8.

camry13: Hey @auto94. I have a priority 5 could you please let me into the left lane.

auto94: Sure thing @camry13. Opening a gap for you. Anything else I can do to help?

camry13: Please send an announcement forward of our emergency. We are heading to @ER9.

auto94: Will do @camry13.

Time 1:33.1 sec

camry13: Hey @highway48. The speed limit is 55. Requesting clearance to exceed the speed limit by 25mph.

highway48: What is the nature of your emergency?

camry13: ANAPX4 with a youth patient. Critical.

highway48: Very well @camry13. You have clearance for the next 3.4 miles. Beyond that you're gonna hit traffic with an average speed of 30mph.

camry13: Thank you @highway48. I owe ya one.

highway48: No problem @camry13. Good luck!

Time 4:02.0 sec

camry13: Hey @minivan93 I've got a sick kid here. Can you move over to let me through?

minivan93: Sure thing man. These kids won't care if we get there a few seconds late. They are deep in a Youtube stream.

camry13: Hey @mustang45. I've got a sick kid here. Can you move over and let me through?

mustang45: How will moving over help? Don't you think if I could faster I would actually be going faster? I'm a mustang!

camry13: Can I talk to the next guy?

mustang45: Sure. Sure . He's @limo6. I've been riding his ass for nearly 3400 msec. He hasn't budged.

camry13: Hey @limo6. I have a priority five emergency here. Can you move over and let me through?

limo6: No.

camry13: Hey @limo6. It's a sick kid. Can you let me through please?

limo6: No. I have paying customers.

camry13: Please @limo6. This is a priority 5 emergency here. Can I negotiate a passage?

limo6: 0.0008BTC

camry13: Done. BTC transferred to your account.

limo6: @all moving to the right in 1300 milliseconds.

mustang45: Great job @camry13. Let's get that kid to a hospital. I'll zoom ahead and clear the way. My 550 horses are ready to run!

Time 4:03.2 sec

mustang45: Hey @all, we've got a sick kid here. Everyone please move to the right.

highlander32: Sure thing @mustang45.

subaru88: No problem @mustang45.

lyft561: Will do.

lyft912: Got it. Good luck @mustang45.

municipal08: Sorry @mustang45. I'm not allowed to deviate from my schedule, but there is a 500 foot gap in front of me.

mustang45: Got it @municipal08. We'll go around you.

Time 6:32.8 sec

camry13: Hey @mustang45. What's the state of @toll34?

mustang45: I'm not getting any radio contact. I'll have visual in 4800 msec.

camry13: See if you can figure out which lane is the fastest.

mustang45: It looks like the second from the left.

camry13: Thanks @mustang45.

mustang45: I gotta leave you now. I'm heading through the interchange to @highway32. Good luck @camry13.

camry13: Thanks for all of your help @mustang45.

Time 6:45.2 sec

camry13: Are you transmitting @toll34?

Time 6:46.8 sec

camry13: Are you transmitting @toll34?

Time 6:49.0 sec

camry13: Are you transmitting @toll34?

toll34: I'm here @camry13. Sorry. The long distance transmitters are broken today.

camry13: What's the toll today? I've got a priority 5 emergency today.

toll34: High traffic today. Costs have increased to 0.00043 BTC per mile for lane 5.

camry13: Not a problem @toll34. I've transferred the payment. Entering lane 5.

toll34: Good luck @camry13.

Time 7:48.3 sec

sedan46: @all I've got a break issue. Pulling to the right.

mack51: Watch out @sedan46. There's two mutes behind you.

sedan46: Thanks @mack51. I'll be careful.

mack51: The first mute is riding your bumper @sedan46.

sedan46: I see him. He almost nicked me but braked in time. I'm all clear now. Looks like I caused a slowdown, though.

mack51: Hey @mack72. Can you report backwards a slowdown in the right two lanes.

mack72: I'm on it @mack51.

mack72: @all There's a slow down in the right two lanes between mile 248.2 and mile 248.3.

Time 8:01.0 sec

camry13: Requesting an emergency reroute @munimap. There is a slowdown at mile 248.2. Attempting to reach @ER9.

munimap: @ER9 will take another 13.8 minutes from your current location via an alternate route. Will that work?

camry13: Negative @munimap. It's already been 8 minutes. I need to get this kid to the ER now. How about @ER14?

munimap: You have three chits in your account. You can take the next exit and head right for 12 blocks. We will clear the traffic for one chit. That will get you to @ER14 in 2.9 minutes.

Time 8:01.6 sec

speaker: Traffic delays are costing an additional 10 minutes. We can get to St Marys of Easterbrook in 3 minutes at the cost of one traffic clearance chit.

microphone: Yes. Whatever. Do it.

Time 8:06.0 sec

camry13: Let's do it @munimap. Sending chit authorization.

munimap: Chit request validated. Sliding traffic window for the next 12 blocks, beginning in 10 seconds.

Time 8:08.2 sec

camry13: Hey @break1, @break2, @break3, @break4: Disable generative breaking. Use the discs. Slowdown eminent.

camry13: Hey @engine switch to adaptive gears. We are going to the surface streets.

engine: I got it. Ready to shift.

camry13: Hey @lights. Display an emergency lane shift pattern for all mutes.

lights: Activating display.

camry13: @all I'm about to speed right across five lanes. Please make way.

camera2: We are clear.

camry13: Hello @ER14. Are you still standing by? There's an unexpected slowdown and we can't spare the time for @ER9. We are heading across town to you. Estimated time of arrival 162 seconds.

ER14: We are ready for you @camry13.

camry13: Punch it @engine.

Time 8:20.0 sec

stoplight78: You are clear @camry13.

stoplight79: You are clear @camry13.

stoplight80: You are clear @camry13.

stoplight81: You are clear @camry13.

Time 10:58.1 sec

stoplight88: You are clear @camry13.

stoplight89: You are clear @camry13.

camry13: We are arriving in 15 seconds @ER14.

ER14: Use entrance 2. We have technicians standing by.

camry13: Entrance two appears to be blocked. You are blocking the ER loading zone @amazon45.

amazon45: Sorry @camry13. My driver is inside.

camry13: I've got an emergency here.

amazon45: Oh. My bad. I'll circle the block.

camry13: Thanks @amazon45.

ER14: We see you @camry13. Technicians ready.

camry13: I'll open the door. Patient is in the back left seat.

Time 15:00.0 sec

camry13: Hello @garage03. How is your day?

garage03: Not bad. It's lovely weather today. And I have collected 83 gallons of water from this morning's rain.

camry13: That's nice.

wifi934: Port scan in network 85 blocked.

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Posted August 5th, 2018

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