A few years from now we'll see Dale Earnhardt Jr., honorary chairman of the newly-formed National Driver Association, taking the stage of their first national convention, holding up the steering wheel from a '67 Camaro and proclaiming to the crowd *... from my cold dead hands!*
> Beginning in 2019, the fourth-generation of that vehicle will be used in a ride-sharing program in multiple American cities, where "the vehicles will travel on a fixed route controlled by their mapping system"
This is not intended (at least at first) as a general purpose vehicle.
So.. you'd own a very expensive, terrifying taxi.
Not sure how I feel about the biggest button on the console being the hazard switch..
This is early and terrifying.
I'm curious how future versions of this will handle finding parking in say a busy mall that would require going around a lot to find an open space, and possible into and up a garage. Or would it just drive back home, and then pick you up again when you are done?
Not an issue for this version since the article said it would be used for ridesharing, not as a car you can buy just for yourself.
no steering wheel is level 5 autonomy but whatever.
Would I ride in an autonomous vehicle? Someday, yes. Will that car be a GM? Fuck no.
NOOOOOOPE. Nope nope nope nope.
You keep that shit away from me.