While wearable technology like smarwatches and smartglasses are still just barely getting their legs, self-driving vehicles are still crawling. But that’s not stopping General Motors from throwing their diapers into the ring. GM has announced their “Super Cruise” technology which will give some GM cars the ability to cruise on highways without being steered.
The technology would take over acceleration and braking at up to 70mph. GM says to expect this technology in some GM cars around 2017 when they rollout their Cadillac CTS which will have the ability to communicate with other cars.
“Having it done for you—that’s true luxury,” Barra said. “But rest assured, Super Cruise will keep drivers alert and engaged, and when they want to take control, they’re going to find a car that’s really fun to drive.”
“Thanks to V2V, OnStar and a full suite of active safety features, we believe that the CTS will be one of the most—if not the most—intelligent and connected production vehicle on the road,” Barra said.
Google has been developing self-driving cars for years now and continues to innovate in this space. Recently California passed a law that would make it illegal for a vehicle not to have user accessible steering and braking. What do you think of GM’s entry into self-driving cars? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
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