GM Looks to Lead in Self-Piloted Vehicles Development by End of the Decade
October 17, 2011 10:40 AM
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Chevrolet EN-V urban mobility concept
GM will use technologies including GPS, distance-sensing, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications in the Chevrolet EN-V urban mobility concept
When many think of the future, they think of flying cars zooming from place to place. While we're not quite there yet, the development of self-piloted vehicles are in the making, and General Motors plans to deploy such vehicles by the end of the decade.
GM has announced that it is currently working on the tools needed to create self-piloted cars, such as radars, sensors, cameras, GPS, and other portable communication devices. These technologies combined will allow vehicles to navigate the roads partially on their own by the middle of the decade, and by the end of the decade, more advanced functions are expected to allow autos to drive themselves completely.
Two important aspects of the self-driving vehicle are vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. This
allows the car to learn more about vehicles around it
, such as their speeds and locations, as well as surrounding traffic signals, accidents and detours.
GM will use technologies including GPS, distance-sensing, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications in the Chevrolet EN-V urban mobility concept. This system will allow the vehicle to dodge collisions, identify pedestrians, park itself, and pick-up the driver. All of this can be accomplished via systems placed in the vehicle or through a smartphone app.
"The technologies we're developing will provide an added convenience by partially or even completely taking over the driving duties," said Alan Taub, GM Vice President of Global Research and Development. "The primary goal, though, is
. Future generation safety systems will eliminate the crash altogether by interceding on behalf of drivers before they're even aware of a hazardous situation. In the coming years, we believe the industry will experience a dramatic leap in activity safety systems, and hopefully, a dramatic decline in injuries and fatalities on our roadways. GM has made a commitment to be at the forefront of this development."
The Chevrolet EN-V urban mobility concept will be on display at the ITS World Congress this week.
A few years back, the
fully autonomous Chevrolet Tahoe
was the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge winner. Other companies, such as
, have announced the development of self-driving vehicles as well.
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RE: Reminds me of I, Robot
10/19/2011 1:08:25 PM
I drive through city traffic to get to work and to get home.
The biggest bad habits I see daily:
1) Instant lane changers...driving along driving along....boom guy who was next to you is now instantly in front of you, there's only a 1 in 10 chance he even flashes the turn signal for that whole .08th of a second as well.
2) Impatient people....there's lots of "lines" that form around here at certain intersections due to how populated the area is. Lots of people are apparently special and they don't have to wait in lines like everyone else....
I see this everyday, in fact in a couple hours on my way home I bet I'll see it again. Pisses me off not just for the potential to cause an accident but hey if I had to wait in this long ass line for 20-30 minutes before i got to the line...WTF gives you the right to zoom ahead and illegally make the turn in front of everyone else?
3) The third most common bad driving habit are people that can't make up their mind -- either what lane they are in or where the hell they are going.
You know the constant lane changers , I mean I change lanes too...but there are people that I see daily can't stay in a lane for more than 30-60 seconds before they change. Why does this bug me...well in rush hour traffic these chronic lane changers slow everything down even more.
The other thing that drives me nuts are people that truly look lost...just about turning onto a ramp...oops no -- let's quick swirve back onto the highway.....now lets drive super slow for the next 5 exits to make sure we pick the right one.....oh crap I want to be in that other lane...
Drives me nuts.
Especially today...GPS people...google maps...PLAN AHEAD!
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