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Will the C8 have autonomous features?

 
Old 06-04-2019, 02:17 PM
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Well we will find out soon! And they will the sh&- out of them regardless
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:43 PM
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It's coming! - "GM has been on a tear and has gone to great lengths of spending ($2 billion annually) to lead the charge in autonomous vehicle technology, via Cruise Automation. These cybersecurity measures largely reflect this effort."
https://www.musclecarsandtrucks.com/...gives-details/
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:07 PM
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Collision mitigation braking will be de facto mandatory in a few years, I'd be shocked if they don't have it standard from release. If you have that, you generally have the hardware for adaptive cruise and lane departure, so count them in. They're already not pricey options on much more basic vehicles.

Beyond that, I'd expect super cruise and park assist as options on higher trim. And don't worry, weve got more cool autonomous stuff in the works to PO the purists
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
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.
You don't have a choice. Buy your last new car before 2022: https://www.cars.com/articles/automa...1420684105016/

OEMs decided to self impose a deadline instead of having the government mandate them, its coming as standard.

And just like ABS, if you're a good driver who doesn't need the system, it'll never activate anyhow...

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:10 PM
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I also heard GM has the patent for smart functioning almost AI like Ground kit for wind management.
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I would think advanced emergency braking or AEB to be included. Heck, if a Honda Civic has it in it's base vehicle, I would certainly expect to have it in a Corvette. Like someone stated earlier, it's a plus for insurance companies. Adaptive cruise would be nice, I suspect that'll be standard as well.
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Here's a December 2017 interview with Tadge Juechter on autonomous features on Corvette:

“The whole purpose of the Corvette is to enjoy driving it,” said Juechter. “So, (Corvette) will probably be the last to adopt the autonomous technologies. In fact, we don’t even have adaptive cruise on the car… we try to lean down the content to just what’s necessary for driving, and we expect the person driving it to want to drive it. So between that, and adding all of the additional content (for adaptive cruise)… it requires the sensors to be in front end, which can block airflow. We don’t have a lot of spare airflow, so all of these choices come down to a balance of attributes across the whole car.”

While the architecture of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 may not allow for an adaptive cruise system, let alone something farther down the spectrum of human driving omission, the Corvette program could still have a future role to play in utilizing some autonomous hardware.

“There could someday be use for some of these autonomous features. One of my favorite is a ‘track learn’… a setting where you could dial an assistance, like a driving instructor in the passenger seat,” Juechter continued. “If you’re driving off the line, they’ll reach over to the wheel and tug you back… I can imagine using some of these features as a track learn. Everything from giving you a nudge when you’re not in the right place, to a hands-off, show-me-the-line as fast as the car will go. And you just ride and watch… and slowly take off the training wheels… I can imagine an adaptation of that kind of technology.”

To summarize, Jeuchter appears to theorize that autonomous hardware/software that is smart enough to quickly navigate around a race track could make for even better human skills, via a type of adjustable human-machine high performance driving education system. Where eventually, the human driver wouldn’t need the adjustments of the machine to enjoy their Corvette at its maximum limit.

“But we’re not going to be first to market in that.”
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
And just like ABS, if you're a good driver who doesn't need the system, it'll never activate anyhow...
Was test driving a Porsche Macan and driving fast on the highway coming up on a slow car and passing a car on my left. Got closer to the slow car in front than the car liked and it slammed on the brakes just as Inwas getting ready to move over to the left in front of the car I was passing. Nothing was extreme or reckless, but the car jamming the brakes caused me to almost not make the gap and hit the car to my left. I've been racing cars a long time... I want that stuff off.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:19 AM
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I rented a caddy suv last weekend which maintained its lane in the hiway. It was kind of cool, but seemed crude-bounced from lane marker to lane marker, enough to get pulled over if the popo was watching. Maybe there was a setting I needed to at with to tighten that up. I couldn’t get the cruise to be adaptive. It was dark and I didn’t get too much seat time. Anyway if the Vette has that lane departure I suppose it’s good for drowsy driving but I wouldn’t really call it ‘super’.
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
Was test driving a Porsche Macan and driving fast on the highway coming up on a slow car and passing a car on my left. Got closer to the slow car in front than the car liked and it slammed on the brakes just as Inwas getting ready to move over to the left in front of the car I was passing. Nothing was extreme or reckless, but the car jamming the brakes caused me to almost not make the gap and hit the car to my left. I've been racing cars a long time... I want that stuff off.
As a safety feature, it will likely be like an ESC switch, where it has to be turned off every key cycle, if the option even exists. I suspect like ESC, there will be an option will be on performance cars in a track mode, and no option will ever exist to shut it off on more basic cars.

And as one who has worked on the driver assist stuff, if it activated, you were probably shooting the gap a bit too close for public road driving, regardless of your racing background or perceived risk. If anything, they are generally tuned to be conservative in their activation, unintended activation are considered more unsafe than not decelerating fast enough.

But, like airbags, pretension seatbelts, rear view cameras, ABS, traction, stability, you're getting it whether you want it or not. Enjoy your cars before the driver monitoring systems become mandatory

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Old 06-07-2019, 08:05 PM
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Awesome... Tadge seems to get it.
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I sure hope not. Self-driving cars should be banned.
Like that is going to happen any more than an end to gun free zones.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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I wonder if GM paid for Tadge to go to Stanford GSB. My bets are "yes". I know someone GM did that for. It's a nice perk.
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:27 AM
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I hope the c8 have all technology they can squeeze in it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:47 AM
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I bet the C8 will have AUTOMATIC DOORS!!!

HAHAHAHAHA
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GM filled a new active flap patent earlier this year. Take a look at this article link. It is quite interesting...

Corvette aero patent link
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:01 AM
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Why can't we just drive the car and enjoy it, the more nannies the more dumb drivers.
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New car new technology. Do you think the C8 will have autonomous features?
They/it will have roll-up windows. manual seats, base car will have hubcaps, I have a good friend that works at the factory
and has built some of the prototypes. Not everyone is allowed to build the initial models. I cant list his name for obvious reasons.
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Look at that back end this is a great render, it looks beautiful, thoughts?
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