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As car manufacturers and even software companies work on self-driving cars, General Motors doesn’t want to be left out of the fray. At the Intelligent Transport System World Congress in Detroit GM CEO Mary Barra revealed that a fully self-driving Cadillac CTS Sedan will hit roads in 2017. ‘We are not doing this for the sake of the technology. We are doing it because it is what customers around the world want,” she says.

GM says that the 2017 Cadillac CTS Sedan will be able to drive itself without requiring input from the human driver courtesy GM’s “Super Cruise” technology which would control the steering, acceleration, braking at high speed as well as stop-and-go in traffic.

For Super Cruise to work a human driver will always be required at the wheel in order to take over during an “unplanned event,” so don’t expect to ride in the back seat with a cup of coffee on your way to work in 2017.

The 2017 car will also feature vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology which would allow it to communicate with other vehicles on the road by sending basic information such as the car’s speed in order to reduce traffic and the risk of accidents.

Information on pricing and availability will obviously be revealed around the time the car is ready to hit the roads.

Filed in Transportation. Read more about Cadillac and Self Driving Car. Source: wearobo

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