GM driverless taxi looking highly unlikely for 2019

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 GM Advances Self-Driving Vehicle Deployment With Acquisition of LIDAR Developer Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The vehicle is currently having trouble sensing whether objects around it are moving or are stationary, which obviously is a huge problem for a car. Currently, Cruise vehicles are stopping and hesitating when driving by parked motorcycles or rows of bikes, and it’s failed to recognize pedestrians and seen ghost bicycles, which has also caused it to stop.SoftBank donated US$2.25 billion to the Cruise project earlier this year, and more recently Honda invested US$2.8 billion; so far it’s failed to meet many of its milestone goals, including having the fewest number of human interventions compared to its competitors; and of logging a million miles a month by early 2018.Despite the challenges, however,  “based on where we’re at and where we’ve been, we’re on track to hit that” 2019 goal, says Cruise CEO Chris Vogt. The technology used to get the taxi service to run smoothly will also be used on the production vehicles GM wants to sell to the public. RELATED TAGSChevroletNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury When it comes to GM’s plans to release a driverless car by 2019, “nothing is on schedule,” said one insider source recently.Reuters reports GM’s “Cruise” driverless taxi service has been testing on the streets of San Francisco, and that the automaker was hoping to get the jump on driverless taxis from other brands including Waymo, Uber and Lyft.Instead, it’s hit several snags along the way to fruition. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. GM says the autonomous ride-sharing service will turn a profit quicker than selling autonomous cars to individuals because of the larger scale of the business; owning an autonomous car, conversely, requires a wealthy buyer. last_img

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