V2V and Super Cruise from GM (2017 models)

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In this news article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-07/gm-to-introduce-hands-free-driving-in-cadillac-model.html

Cadillac tells us that they will have a new unspecified 2017 Cadillac model in a segment that they don't currently compete in (Crossover?). The new model will be able to drive itself in stop and go or highway cruise situations (Super Cruise).

A second technology will allow cars to talk to each other (V2V) and will come on their CTS model. This will allow cars to warn each other of road hazards.. (I assume this means that when you hit your brakes, another CAR will be able to detect it and slow proactively if needed.)

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That would be a huge help in all those times you would be able to prevent a big pile up of CTSs in fog.

Seriously, it is a good start. It will probably take at least 5 years for a general adoption to start (after overcoming things like NIH syndrome, and stuff like that), another 5 years to become prevalent, and another 5 years to replace a sufficient amount of the car population to make it a viable safety feature of value to the motoring public.

Government edict could greatly speed up the start, but that would also have the longer term effect of stagnating future development (government involvement is never free and always has unintended consequences), so I would hope it doesn't go in that direction.

Cheers,

PH
 
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