Self-Driving Cars Are Coming

September 10, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

GM photo provided by Todd Lassa.

"We'll have kind of reduntant systems for quite some time before we get to something like the Google driverless car which has no steering wheel, no pedals."

Todd Lassa, executive editor of Automobile Magazine.

General Motors plans to install safe-driving technology in some Cadillac models within two years. The automaker says all 2017 CTS models will have wireless systems that can communicate with similarly equipped cars to help drivers avoid collisions. GM also plans to introduce a new Cadillac with what it calls “Super Cruise” technology. Automobile Magazine Executive Editor Todd Lassa tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the system will let the car practically drive itself on freeways. Click on the audio links to hear the conversation.