Cost of Driverless Vehicles to Drop Dramatically: Delphi CEO

By | December 5, 2017

  • December 5, 2017 at 6:59 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    This article is nothing more than free advertisement for an auto parts maker. The drop in price of an automated car to $5,000 by 2025 is as big a lie as Al Gore could ever compose. The SEC should investigate each of their claims.

    • December 6, 2017 at 7:51 am
      Dave says:
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      “wants to cut the cost of self-driving cars by more than 90 percent to around $5,000 by 2025”

      Poorly written article. Par for the course. I think what was meant was to have the self driving aspect of the car down to $5,000, not the car being at $5,000. But that’s not what the article states. Dumb writers.

      • December 8, 2017 at 10:47 am
        Agent says:
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        Can’t wait to see the sticker on one of these wonderful cars! Should be very humorous.

    • December 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm
      UW says:
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      Dave looks to be right. It says the ‘hardware and software’ of the cars when the CEO is quoted. Of course, the entire car is the hardware but that doesn’t seem to be what he meant. It’s irrelevant though, this is vaporware that isn’t close to working on a wide scale, and probably won’t ever work as advertised.

      • December 7, 2017 at 10:59 am
        Agent3000 says:
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        The hardware is the computer/operating system that will be installed in the vehicles, not the car. This hardware and software is what currently cost $70,000 to $150,000. Similar to how expensive cell initially were and then the prices dropped as they became more popular. In a way, the price of autonomous vehicles will drop if this portion of the vehicle becomes less expensive to produce. You will still have a choice between choosing a Ford or a BMW along with the price difference.

        • December 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm
          UW says:
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          That’s what he was referring to, but the car is also technically hardware, which is why it’s worded terribly.

          The navigation apps are directing people in California to drive to the empty roads, which happen to be the ones that are in the middle of fires. The tech community is not even close to having these things take over, or even function on anything but near empty roads. It’s a lot of wasted discussion. They will never work as advertised.

    • December 7, 2017 at 8:34 am
      Agent3000 says:
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      That price is for the powerful computer systems required to run the complicated programs (software) required to operate the expensive vehicles required to make this system work. We will still have different classes of vehicles that will vary in price.

  • December 5, 2017 at 7:01 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    A $5,000 automated vehicle is commonly called an ‘expensive go-cart’.

    • December 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm
      Jack Kanauph says:
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      Or an expensive entry into the scout’s Pinewood Derby!

      • December 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Yeah; that would have been a better named model to use in my OP.
        How is it automated? A pair of flashlights for headlights?

    • December 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm
      Agent says:
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      Polar who wants to get in a battery powered Smart Car? You are right about the $5,000 cost. As big of a lie as the North Pole will be melted completely by 2014.

      • December 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Bigger lies than those Flynn and other i45 administrative officials told the FBI?

        Though, yes, I do agree, $5K for one of these vehicles in 7-8 years sounds much like how our president’s Tweets. That being noted, I’d love to be able to purchase an autonomous vehicle at that price point. TVs have gone for double that.

  • December 7, 2017 at 8:24 am
    Agent3000 says:
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    I don’t think the $5,000 includes the car. Software needs hardware that process the information it contains and execute the instructions/code within that will allow the machine to perform as expected. I can’t see automakers allowing such a huge markdown for their vehicles. There will still be different classes of vehicles available for the different classes of people in our society. That is definitely not going away. There will always be rich and poor, the elite and those who looked upon as trash in our society.

    • December 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm
      Agent says:
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      And you won’t be around in 3000 either.

    • December 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm
      mrbob says:
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      Even with todays technology prices a high end computer can still set you back with an OS and MS Office north of $2500 in todays dollars. My high end home computer has very little products liability unlike the hardware and software to pull off an autonomous car which will be huge. Remember that when cars drive themselves there will still be other drivers and you can guarantee that the traditional driver will blame the autonomous vehicle. I can see it now lady’s and gentlemen of the jury, this case boils down to who do we believe a computer or Mrs Jones with 40 years of driving experience and no accidents during those years.

      Not certain but if the jury pool of the future looks anything like today’s, the autonomous vehicle manufacturer should be prepared.



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