Tomahawk, WI 09/09/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Cars able to communicate with each other, as well as infrastructure, are set to be the next big thing in the near future, after General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) made their intention known of pursuing the driverless-car technology. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that General Motor’s ‘Super Cruise’ may be out as early as 2017 and will be different from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s driverless car.
“General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is making a fairly strong commitment here that not only will it have a Cadillac model a new Cadillac model in the 2017 model year that will have Super Cruise control, which will essentially allow you to do hands-free, foot free driving on the highway. That’s the main area where they are focusing right now,” said Mr. LeBeau.
Cameras will be fitted to enable vehicles detect whatever is in front or behind. Sensors are also expected to play an important role in ensuring cars are able to communicate with each other while on the road.
Credibility issues are expected to come into play especially on General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)’s ability to develop defective-free vehicles at the back of its recent switching ignition menace. LeBeau believes General Motors is a brand name of which its past troubles would not have any impact on its future autonomous vehicles.
“There are still so many people who are buying General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) models, it is still the number one brand in this country, and it is still the number two or three depending on how you are counting a model automaker in the world,” said Mr. LeBeau.
All the automakers according to LeBeau will have to ensure that the technology works properly across the divide, on all cars on the road. A small deviation in terms of technology or cars would render the technology ineffective and unreliable on the road.
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