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Comments on: GM offering driverless cars within 10 years. Wait! Hold it! I have to get my rubber boots!

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By: Smartalix

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:23:25 +0000

Mercedes and VW are also working on autonomous vehicle tech. You will be able to buy a Mercedes in the very near future with cruise control that can not only maintain a speed while accelerating and decelerating to accomodate traffic, it will also be able to keep the car in the lane (as long as there is at least one edge marked) without driver input.

By: Glenn E.

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 07:35:21 +0000

Only you'll probably need to first buy a gift card, at a GM store, to get it to go the pizza shop. This is just GM stirring the PR pot. Just like NASA use to do a few times a year with photos from the Hubble satellite. It's probably good news for GM's stockholders. It keeps their moral up. But it's not going to be very practical for a lot longer than 10 years. And would probably require nearly all cars being doing this, so a manual driver wouldn't come along and throw a wrench in works of this utopia of the highway. So they'd have to have a "auto car" switchover date, forced upon everyone. Kind of like this upcomming HDTV deadline, forcing all americans to have a digital tuner by Feb 2009. Or you'll not be watching "quality" Tv.

By: Thomas

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 05:54:51 +0000

#17 While I agree that many stand to lose quite a bit by an automatically driven car, let's be clear that it is not public transportation. With automatic driving, I get to chose the time, place, other traveling companions and the vehicle in which I travel. I get none of those choices with public transportation.

By: Jack Flanders

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 04:05:21 +0000

Er....right. Every 3 years for the last 40+ years Popular Science runs the cover story about the flying car, personal jet pack or car that will drive itself. It's a running joke. I'll just keep waiting...

By: OvenMaster

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 22:00:05 +0000

All in all, a very funny joke on themselves... GM won't be around in ten years to build this pipe dream.


Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:44:07 +0000

I hope these systems have better sense than the idiot who trusted his GPS onto train-tracks and an incoming train... read this blog for details.

By: jlm

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:38:21 +0000

i think what he meant was GM could release one within a decade of some other company releasing it. GM sucks

By: steve ballmer

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:22:45 +0000

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By: jscott

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:57:04 +0000

Gosh, if GM could only expell as much energy on building quality cars that get good fuel mileage.Seem to remember them creating the first electric car then Toyota actually made it a reality."Like a Rock" that's what their sales are doing.

By: bill

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:23:35 +0000

Really? you mean I'll have to get rid of my Porsche? I think it's time to vacate this planet and return home.

By: Rabble Rouser

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:43:27 +0000

I don't think it'll float. Think of all the lost revenue there would be from all the tickets issued, not to mention all the bureaucrats that would lose their job, as they are part of the Law Enforcement/Court - Industrial Complex. Besides, they already have this... It's called PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!

By: Thomas

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:37:52 +0000

I have always felt that the impediment to automated driving had nothing to do with the availability of technology. It has been available for some time. The core issue is liability. Suppose your automated car exceeds the speed limit. Who is charged with that violation? Suppose it gets into an accident. Are you at fault?

By: steelcobra

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:04:03 +0000

While I love the idea of being able to relax and read on long trips, I still would much rather drive around.

By: The Monster's Lawyer

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 18:37:08 +0000

#2 John - You don't have one? I thought every one did.

By: JimD

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 18:29:02 +0000

What, and put an end to SPEEDING AND DRUNK DRIVING ??? Is GM NUTS ???