GM Envisions Driverless Cars on Horizon

January 7th, 2008 By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer in Technology / Engineering
GM Envisions Driverless Cars on Horizon (AP)
In an illustration provided by General Motors all-around collision warning using traditional sensing is shown. Automakers and parts suppliers are working on similar systems, and GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner will devote part of a Tuesday speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to electronically controlled driverless cars. The plan is to use an inexpensive computer chip and an antenna to link vehicles equipped with radar-based cruise control, lane change warning devices, electronic stability control, satellite global positioning systems and digital maps. (AP Photo/General Motors)


In an illustration provided by General Motors all-around collision warning using traditional sensing is shown. Automakers and parts suppliers are working on similar systems, and GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner will devote part of a Tuesday speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to electronically controlled driverless cars. The plan is to use an inexpensive computer chip and an antenna to link vehicles equipped with radar-based cruise control, lane change warning devices, electronic stability control, satellite global positioning systems and digital maps. (AP Photo/General Motors)

(AP) -- Cars that drive themselves - even parking at their destination - could be ready for sale within a decade, General Motors Corp. executives say.



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