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G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year (nytimes.com)
18 points by gkop 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

since these are city locations only I am curious if they are following the Audi example of limiting the maximum speed they will run. i have read articles of Audi keeping a very low limit and the next stage raising it but requiring an "escape" where the car can pull over if the driver fails to interact when required.

going to be so liberating for many people when autonomous cars can be called on demand. anecdotal but i have friends who need treatment on a regular basis that cannot drive themselves and buses are not close enough but this tech can free them to not have to rely on volunteers

key word is 'could'

Yeah, not going to happen. Google are the leaders in this and even they are still quite far away from reliable driverless cars even in simple road layouts (American suburbs) which they have fully mapped.

Google don’t seem to be the leader in all honesty.

I would say that the current leader is MobilEye as they actually have nearly 30M cars with their hardware and or software out there with various degree of driving assist and autonomy and they are the only single vendor that adds millions of cars each year to their ecosystem so far.

On the contenter side I see NVIDIA as being the closest out there to a complete solution that is production ready for L4/5 autonomy out there.

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