AD #2085 – Autonomous Cars Will Drive a Lot, Cadillac CT6 1st to Get Super Cruise, Jeep Celebrates 25 Years of Grand Cherokee

April 11th, 2017 at 11:46am

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- Autonomous Cars Will Drive 1/4 of All Miles in 2030
- 2018 Cadillac CT6 First to Get Super Cruise
- SUV Boom to Continue, Ford Updates the Explorer
- Audi Expands Its Q Lineup
- Lexus LS 500 Gets F Sport Treatment
- Chevrolet Offers Carbon Package for the Corvette
- Jeep Celebrates 25 Years of Grand Cherokee

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11 Comments to “AD #2085 – Autonomous Cars Will Drive a Lot, Cadillac CT6 1st to Get Super Cruise, Jeep Celebrates 25 Years of Grand Cherokee”

  1. David Sprowl Says:

    Doubt it will be cheaper to do an autonomous car. My bet is a manufacturer will offer a subscribtion for its fleet. Once you factor in the insurance they will charge, that monthly fee wont come cheap.

  2. Druff Says:

    I still can’t see ride sharing taking over more than taxi services or mass transit in the long run. It my be fine in condensed cities but it still does not seem practical for many people that have commutes every day with a car. Are people really going to have an Uber driver pick them up in the morning drop kids at day care and school then take them to work, on the way home pick up kids bring them to activities, stop for dinner then bring them home. I think a lot of the analysts don’t take into consideration that everyone is going to different places all the time, they have an over simplified idea as to how most people live and use there cars.

  3. Bob Petrach Says:

    Sean,
    Have you seen any projection of what autonomous driving will do to the airline industry? Why fly to Chicago, when you can get there in an autonomous vehicle in about the same time? For me it’s about a 5 hour drive versus an hour to the airport, the parking, the TSA wait and harassment – add another 2 or more hours and then time to get out of the airport. It’s about a wash time wise and a lot less stress. And no worries about a thunderstorm in Atlanta (or NY, Boston, etc.) grounding planes and cancelling flights. Seems like anywhere in the lower 48 would be as good or better to drive if the vehicle was truly doing the work.

  4. wmb Says:

    When it comes to autonomous vehicles, I think that in the long run it may become cheaper, but in the short term to near term, it might be more expensive! For example, what I believe people forget about is insuring those vehicles. Until more or most vehicles are autonomous, at the very beginning the the risk to insure it will be greater! The reason being is that, should an autonomous vehicle get into an accident, the first thought (true or not, real or imagined) is going to be: ‘Did the autonomous vehicle’s systems malfunction?’ ‘Were autonomous feature turned on properly?’ ‘Maybe something else went worry with this new technology?!’ Until these questions are removed beyond a doubt, insurers may feel there is increased risk for them and the cost passed on to the those insured! When more or most vehicles on the road are autonomous and become the norm, then the cost may come down for those who have these vehicles.

  5. Sean McElroy Says:

    @Bob – I have not seen any projections for that. But you raise a good point. I’m sure some will do exactly what you’re talking about. And just think, you could leave whenever you wanted. Go to sleep in your car and wake up in Chicago.

  6. Wim van Acker Says:

    1, 2, 4:
    1898: Horseowner 1 to Horseowner 2, “These horseless carriages are toys for inventors. Why would you ever consider using one, while you have a horse at your disposal? My horse never breaks down like those noisy machines, and will serve me for another 20 years. How long could such a fragile toy possibly last?”

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6. That’s good. Also, the horse is semi-autonomous.

  8. FSTFWRD Says:

    @3 Bob / And.. you will not overbook your car and be dragged out by security. Haha.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    3 It’s too bad we don’t have decent trains, like the developed world. It takes about 6.5 hours to drive from Orlando to Atlanta. Having to “arrive early,” etc., it takes about about 3.5 hours to fly, and you are at the airport, rather than where you probably want to be in the city. With serious trains, like in Japan and parts of Europe, it would be about 3 hours between city centers. Also, trains are much more energy efficient than airplanes and cars. Nothing will change in my lifetime. Oh well.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Maybe this is old news, but Alonso is skipping Monaco, and running in the Indy 500.

  11. MJB Says:

    I guess I see why Cadillac is doing it, but that Super Cruise technology coming on the new CT6 seems like an unnecessary step towards full autonomy. What’s the point of having any autonomy at all if you’ve still gotta keep an eye on traffic?