But it does use LIDAR mapping technology though. I don't even think Tesla does that.This article is full of errors. Super Cruise does not have active lidar, for example.
New LIDAR promises inexpensive, hi-resLIDAR has a fairly low-speed detection range and still is expensive.
I'll go with Mary Barra's quote: "Sooner than you think". But it all depends on lawyers. If they demand they get rich off AV technology, it will be a long time. That is, AV tech must be perfect. If the lawyers get overruled by legislation or courts, and it becomes, "AVs are safer than humans, therefore, not liable", which is how we got airbags, then it will be less than 5 years.The most interesting sentence in referenced The Sydney Morning Herald Article
A fully autonomous vehicle available for consumers to buy, however, could be 10 to 15 years away, Mr Miller said.(Scott Miller is GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration)