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Will the C8 have autonomous features?

 
Old 06-01-2019, 08:14 AM
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I sure hope not. Self-driving cars should be banned.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by WGGS View Post
I like little aids like blind spot detection, rain sensing wipers and automatic adaptive high beams. I find these to be helpful while not changing my driving experience. I have adaptive cruise on my Macan Turbo, which is very improved over adaptive cruise I had on my Avalon, but still acts up. I’d rather not have it on my Corvette.
Blind sot detection is nice, but I hate the rain sensing wiper (which are never at the "right speed" and adaptive high beams (which like many things doesn't work well in urban areas); and adaptive cruise is 100% useless in metro areas as unless you like people constantly cutting between you and the car in front and you car auto-braking to maintain the "correct" (programmed excessive car lengths) it is more annoying than useful.
The key issue is all of these things add weight, and I am hoping the C8 is not 4,000 lbs.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:41 AM
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The only real super computer is the ability of the human driver to use good judgement, the day self driving cars are common is the day I hop on the bus Gus.
Stay home. The busses will be self driving too !
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by .Daniel. View Post
If you think like that every C8 should have a 100 pages long options list than.

Dont need a stereo, why should you pay for that..
Passenger seat, dont need that, remove it, dont want to pay for it.
Never driving at night, High beam, do not need that, dont want to pay for it...
Live in cold location, no need for AC, why should you pay for that.
Electric windows, remove, do not want to pay for that.
Rubber on the pedals, pufff, remove..
👍 Exactly right. I have never used paddle shifters, why am I paying for them?
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rcooper View Post
Kind of wondering why you are asking us...we generally are trying to get dealers to cough up early info ....and they won't...
Cause like 100s of other threads he is asking for opinions 👍
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by .Daniel. View Post
If you think like that every C8 should have a 100 pages long options list than.

Dont need a stereo, why should you pay for that..
Passenger seat, dont need that, remove it, dont want to pay for it.
Never driving at night, High beam, do not need that, dont want to pay for it...
Live in cold location, no need for AC, why should you pay for that.
Electric windows, remove, do not want to pay for that.
Rubber on the pedals, pufff, remove..

My 64 has the following extra cost OPTIONS. No one paid for them(on that particular car) except for the lady that originally ordered the car to her liking.

AM/FM stereo radio, $176.50
300 HP engine. $53.80
Automatic transmission $199.10
Power steering $75.35
Power brakes $43.05
Power windows $59.20
Positraction $43.05
Tinted glass-all windows $16.15
Whitewall tires. $31.85

Now all those extra boxes were checked off by a 45 year old woman who didn't die of a stress induced heart attack in the Chevy dealer in North Hollywood, CA. because she took a couple of extra minutes to review the option list and make the choice of those Options in which she was willing to pay for.

Those options added an extra $698.05 on top of the base coupe MSRP of $4037.00. If someone didn't want all that **** on their Corvette, and didn't want to pay for a bunch of **** they didn't want, then they could save 14.7% by not ordering all that **** that someone else wanted and was willing pay for.

If a person only wanted to pay $4037 for a new 1964 Corvette then they could, If all that extra **** was standard equipment, instead an option, then the car would have cost $4735.05.


I remember when I ordered my 1965 bench seat Impala. I ordered every option(396, 4 speed, etc) that was available to race NASCAR(I didn't race in NASCAR, but I wanted a car that was equipped like a car purchased for NASCAR racing). I even ordered the wider NASCAR wheels that had a special designed bead to help keep the tire on the wheel in case of a tire failure, that was an additional cost of $5(total for all 5 wheels).

I doubt that anyone outside of a NASCAR team, ordered a car like that for a daily driver. If a person didn't want all that NASCAR ****, then they could have purchased a bench seat Impala 2 door hardtop cheaper, and I bet most did.
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Nice to be able to order the car like you want it, instead of how someone else wants it.

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Old 06-01-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by firstvettesoon View Post
Stay home. The busses will be self driving too !

Yea a bus can detect every obstacle on the road like black ice and hundreds of unknowns. I will ride a bycycle
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by .Daniel. View Post
If you think like that every C8 should have a 100 pages long options list than.

Dont need a stereo, why should you pay for that..
Passenger seat, dont need that, remove it, dont want to pay for it.
Never driving at night, High beam, do not need that, dont want to pay for it...
Live in cold location, no need for AC, why should you pay for that.
Electric windows, remove, do not want to pay for that.
Rubber on the pedals, pufff, remove..
Don't know if GM will remove everything you listed, but if they did you would have that under 3K lb car that everyone wants.
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Old 06-01-2019, 02:24 PM
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We know new tech is going to dramatically change the car and the next generations will eat it up. Personally, I hope they do add great new autonomous features.

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Old 06-01-2019, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven Corvette [email protected] View Post
That's funny, If the car parks itself it may reduce rim rash and scuffed bumpers....
I hope they put a sensor on the targa that will alert if it is not latched...... joined that club list night with my 19z06
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:21 PM
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The less the better.
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Sin City View Post
Why not? Just turn them off if you don't want to use them.

I don't understand this resistance to autonomous driving. Its not like someone is FORCING you. It's an option -- like cruise control.
Exactly.
My 2014 C7 had AFM. I never used in ONCE (manual transmission).
My 2017 SS will parallel park itself. I never use that either.
I'm with Bob...why all the hand wringing over stuff you DON'T have to use.

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmyb View Post
Exactly.
My 2014 C7 had AFM. I never used in ONCE (manual transmission).
My 2017 SS will parallel park itself. I never use that either.
I'm with Bob...why all the hand wringing over stuff you DON'T have to use.
As long as they leave I an option, not standard equipment.

Instead of autonomous cars, we just need ignition interlocks that shut off the phone/texting when the car starts. Hands free is not inattentive free.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Red67John View Post
As long as they leave I an option, not standard equipment.

Instead of autonomous cars, we just need ignition interlocks that shut off the phone/texting when the car starts. Hands free is not inattentive free.
As long as it's an option and not standard equipment, enjoy your interlocks.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
I hope not. If the C8 does, then I'm not doing any road trips with my Corvette buddies where a C8 might be behind me. I don't want to be rear ended a thousand miles from home.
LOL You do realize sensors are much more reliable than human beings, right?
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Red67John View Post
As long as they leave I an option, not standard equipment.

Instead of autonomous cars, we just need ignition interlocks that shut off the phone/texting when the car starts. Hands free is not inattentive free.
Lol what? Guess no passenger phones. This thread is hilarious.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:15 PM
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at 5:00, GM President talks about the new Digital vehicle platform for next 10 years, including C8.

He also said twin turbo V8 at one point, I continued listening to the whole thing, and can't find what minute mark he said it now.

In Conversation with Mark Reuss — Future Of Everything Festival 2019
https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1zqJVakebqwGB

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Old 06-04-2019, 12:46 PM
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Just read this today. I heard about it didn't believe it. C8 Corvette ECU Reportedly ‘Un-hackable’ Due to New GM Tuning Systems. Thoughts?
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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I hope whatever it does have defaults to off. I would accept blind spot assist, but I have zero desire for brake assist or lane departure stuff. I hate that crap in the newer mercedes we get as loaners for my wife's car.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:12 PM
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I don't believe GM has any self driving cars today in production. I know they are investing in it. I hope the C8 doesn't become a test mule for the technology.
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