A Real KITT? GM to Reveal Plans for Driverless Vehicles Within Decade at CES

We'll be there live on Tuesday when GM CEO "Slick" Rick Wagoner gives the keynote address at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas — and boy are we glad we're going. We're hearing the General's main man will devote part of his speech to GM's desire to really create KITT from Knight Rider. No, not an advanced crime-fighting vehicle with turbo boost, rather, a driverless car — and one that could be ready for sale within a decade using technology described in the above video from earlier this year. At least that's what Business Week is reporting this evening. More after the jump — but seriously how prescient was our posting of the new 30-second Knight Rider commercial earlier?

"Much of the technology already exists for vehicles to take the wheel: radar-based cruise control, motion sensors, lane-change warning devices, electronic stability control and satellite-based digital mapping. And automated vehicles could dramatically improve life on the road, reducing crashes and congestion. If people are interested...the company plans to test driverless car technology by 2015 and have cars on the road around 2018.


So, what do you think — would you be interested? Would you want a driverless car? (Hat tip to Alan!) [via Business Week]

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only when i am drunk would i want that