So it's just a more advanced version of the cruise control. Thought it would be something like Google's self driving car but it's good to see more companies go towards that direction. More competition mean more innovation.
The technology is geared towards highway driving at the moment. I think of it like cruise control, but way better.Unlike the luxury automaker’s first self-driving car—the 2013 Lexus LS that premiered at CES looked like something out of Mad Max—today’s version lacks the heavy body armor of cameras, lasers, and radar. In Japan, Toyota is testing a Lexus GS450h with all of those sensors tucked away. Millimeter-wave radar and lidar scanners are not only in the grille but appear inside additional cutouts in the lower front fascia, on either side of the back bumper, and an enlarged roof spoiler. A visual camera sits in front of the rearview mirror.
“This approach acknowledges the utility of automated driving technologies while maintaining the fun experience of driving itself,” the company said.
Well, that is how I would describe it. It is different in that it is steering for you though. So it is driving itself, which is a lot more than cruise control.So it's just a more advanced version of the cruise control. Thought it would be something like Google's self driving car but it's good to see more companies go towards that direction. More competition mean more innovation.
I would think that technology would be able to deal with the ebb and flow of traffic. They already have that technology in cruise control now, so it should be even better by 2020.Would be great if it can brake and go for you during rush hour on top of keeping you in the lane.
That along with just driving down the highway for an extended period of time as you would when on a road trip, so for just about anything that doesn't require a lot of the driver, few senses.I assume these function are mostly used in stop-and-go traffic as that's the most painful part of driving but for the open road I too would prefer to be the one behind the wheel. Always fun to drive around curves.
Sorry, I cannot even imagine that as being anything I'd want anything to do with.That along with just driving down the highway for an extended period of time as you would when on a road trip.......
Agreed, but is the self-driving car going to be looking around and reacting to those drivers/cars that are coming up from behind at a greater speed and move aside to allow them to pass?That's why i'm always looking around and observing drivers, that's the key thing since most of the time its them we have to worry about.
Interesting. What kind of controls and settings do you think there would be?Hopefully some of the parameters will be adjustable so you can control how the car drives.
It would be nice as an option even in nicer cars with bigger engines. Sometimes you may want to drive and other times you may want to be driven. I'm sure it will come in most cars, but it is more geared to cars for the masses.Well self-driving cars were meant for the masses that just want to get from point a to b, so naturally you're going to see it shifted towards them. Plus why would anyone who wants to drive fast and that loves driving allow that to be controlled by a computer... no fun.