GM's driverless car

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CES 2008: A Driverless SUV Gives a Tour of the Future

Robot Car Developed at Carnegie Mellon Takes a Spin at Consumer Electronics Show

General Motors R&D staff working with the Tartan Racing team from Carnegie Mellon University has converted this Chevrolet Tahoe (named "Boss") into a driverless vehicle that will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge: a six-hour, 60-mile skill competition in a mock urban setting in which the vehicles demonstrate safe, effective autonomous ground vehicle navigation in urban traffic. The competition takes place November 3, 2007. (Paul Morton/General Motors Photo)

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication and technology allowing cars to talk with highway systems could come next.

Still in debate are how to address drivers' privacy, whether current vehicles can be retrofitted and how many vehicles would need the systems to develop an effective network.

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