Automated Driving Is The Future

September 10, 2014 3:02 PM

Automated Driving Is The Future
" DETROIT (AP/WWJ)¬†– The world appears to be moving closer to the day when cars are sending information back and forth between each other — at the speed of light. That information could minimize traffic jams, and prevent crashes.

General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.

Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver’s hands are off the wheel.

While the car is just a prototype, Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in 2020 and beyond.

Meanwhile, General Motors says it will introduce a Cadillac with limited automated driving capabilities in the 2017 model year.

These recent developments in automobiles’ technology have major implications for the future of driving.

“Ultimately, I believe, all forms of transportation have to be on a single network, talking to each other,” said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, speaking to open the Intelligent Transportation Congress on Belle Isle "

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