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Manufacturers continue push for driverless vehicles

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:27:23 AM

One day, you might be able to research deals, acquire affordable auto financing and leave the dealership in a driverless car. This automated technology has come a long way over the past several years, and more manufacturers are pushing for "driverless" to be the next big trend in the automotive industry.

One such manufacturer is General Motors, according to Fox Business. A new Cadillac could soon hit the roads with advanced cruise control that practically takes the wheel while on highways. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could also be a part of that, where your car can talk to other cars nearby to share speed, location and other vital information.

Even with the development of this technology, it may be a while before a truly "driverless" vehicle is sold. The nonprofit public interest group Consumer Watchdog said in a statement sent to California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones that several key reasons should stop implementation, including safety and privacy.

Naturally, many people are worried that driverless vehicles could fail and cause more accidents on the road. Consumer Watchdog is also worried that this technology will track and record data on each driver, increasing the potential for privacy violations.