General Motors in Final Stages of Preparing Driverless Car
Published On Oct 31, 2012 04:35 PM By Ritesh
American auto manufacturer General Motors has released a statement regarding its final plans for developing a semi-autonomous car that will ‘drive’ itself. According to GM, they are in the final stages of their development and may be able to release the technology by as early as 2015. From what GM says, the car will have features like the ability to stay in a lane without driver interfacing, Steering away from danger automatically, automatic braking when required, etc. in order to live up to its semi-autonomous name.
"The vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination - in comfort, safety, and security," Don Butler, vice President of Marketing for Cadillac told the 'ABC News'. "We can foresee the day when vehicles will be able to completely avoid collisions."
The prototype that GM are currently testing uses technology like radar systems, cameras and GPS to enable automatic driving. So in essence once the automatic mode is enabled the motorist can take his hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals and enjoy a comfortable drive without interfacing with the vehicle. Supercruise is now in its final stage of development and GM is reportedly tinkering with driver friendly controls.
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