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General Motors President sees self-driving cars by 2020

Discussion in 'News' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    tesla hasn't done anything in this space. talked about it sure, but hasn't shown anything
     
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    Considering GM's poor record of safety and disclosure, if I ever have a self-driving car, I sure as hell hope it's not made by GM.
     
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    There will be an autonomous car well before 2020. It will be someone else before GM.

    Tesla is doing a lot in this space.

    I drove in a 100% autonomous car Saturday. If you're excited about this space and you're a Tesla fan, well, just wait. I'll leave it at that :wink:
     
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    Now we all want to know what car you drove...Google?
     
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    Not exactly putting two and two together here are you :tongue:
     
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    Just met an engineer who drove coast to coast from Hopkins to join the TM Autopilot project in his personal Model S.

    Very nice guy. Didn't want to reveal anything, but we had a nice talk about Google's program.

    He's on twitter Charging West (ChargingWest) on Twitter

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    Please tell us what you can that doesn't breach confidence.
     
  9. Mr X

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    I fear the day these cars become a reality.
     
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    I did too, until I experienced the technology. I'd advise to reserve judgment until you experience the technology. I was skeptical as well. Now I'd prefer to have it in my car (when it becomes available).
     
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    Me too...I don't want to be forced into autonomous car transportation (thus not being allowed to drive) by some bureaucrat...:mad:

    I didn't buy a "fun to drive performance electric car" only to be told I have to let a computer program operate it...it is far too "Orwellian" for me, safety issues aside...

     
  12. gg_got_a_tesla

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    Auto-pilot has its time and place in my opinion. When cruising on the interstate with little or predictable traffic, I'd rather enjoy the scenery than have to deal with boring driving. Within the city limits, you'd have to pry the steering wheel and the pedals from my cold dead hands and right foot.

    It's just the relentless march of technology without which this car itself wouldn't have seen the light of day.
     
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    Self-drive will be an enormous boon for those senior citizens who are no longer able to drive. It's quite a huge loss of independence when you can no longer drive a car.

    On the other hand, I'm sure that self-driving will in due course be so much safer than human-driven that insurance companies will be pushing hard to enforce driverless.
     
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    Two words: Bar hopping :cool:
     
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    We know that a lot of functionality in the MS is software driven, I wonder if the electric power assist steering has the power (if it's turned up in software) to do auto parking, self driving?
     
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    Or worse yet Toyota!!
     

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