Hands free: General Motors plans autonomous driving cars

Autonomous Driving
The Chevrolet Cruze demonstrates vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance technology. Credit: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet

Look Ma, no hands: General Motors announces autonomous drivingĀ and connected mobility coming soon

The Chevrolet Cruze Demonstrates Vehicle-To-Pedestrian Crash Avoidance Technology

The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 second-generation electric networked vehicle. Credit: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet

The future is here. General Motors says that soon it will have cars that can talk to each other to avoid crashes, and cars with autonomous driving capability.

The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0, an electric car, will be great for city driving; the low speed car was demo-ed at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.

At the same event, GM showed how its Chevrolet Cruze could avoid accidents with pedestrians, with new crash avoidance technology.

General Motors is also developing autonomous cars that can drive at highway speeds.

Google is also working onĀ autonomous driving cars.

Just think: soon you will be able to leave the salon with wet nails and drive home without ruining your new manicure, or knocking down a pedestrian who darts into the street!

Judy Antell, who is TravelingMom.com's Free in 50 States editor, lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and... More about Judy Antell