Gallery: Future GM Vehicles Could Drop Drivers Off at Destination and P...

 

There are already cars that can take the stress of parallel parking in a tight spot by automating the action. Novel as this idea is, you still need to stick behind the wheel and make sure nothing goes awry. GM sees a future where you are removed from the situation entirely. Your car of the future could drop you off at your final destination and drive itself to the closest parking space cutting out the need for you to circle urban city blocks looking for a spot. The idea is that your searching and circling uses more gas than a direct shot by the car to the closest open space — better yet, your time is saved in the process. Though a personal driver — minus the driver — that drops you off at the front door sounds great, there seem to be a couple of problems with this situation. First being, how does the car know better than you where the open spots are and how in the world is it going to feed the meter?

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