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Snoozing engineers seem to be among Ford's biggest problems in its quest to develop self-driving vehicles, so much so that the automaker wants to take humans out of the equation completely by removing the steering wheel and pedals from their driverless cars debuting in 2021.
originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: 727Sky
Can you provide some actual research
into the alert status of pilots like that?
At it stands today cameras are not allowed in the cockpit in so much as I understand.
GM Says Driverless Cadillac to Hit Road in 2017
Cadillac wants drivers to keep their hands off the wheel. In fact, they can take their foot off the pedal as well, because GM is planning to release a car by 2017 equipped with "Super Cruise" technology that will let it drive itself. While Google's driverless cars have gained plenty of media attention, the major automakers are not willing to cede the market without a fight. Last summer, Nissan announced it would release its own driverless car by 2020. GM did not specify which Cadillac model would get the upgrade. The company's CEO Mary Barra, speaking at the Intelligent Transport System World Congress in Detroit, said that the 2017 Cadillac model would be able to handle highways speeds of up to 70 m.p.h. and stop-and-go traffic. A year before that model is released, GM plans to unveil another Cadillac with vehicle-to-vehicle technology that would let it share traffic information and hazard warnings with other compatible vehicles.