Is Google Motors the new GM?

By investigating driverless cars, Google is exploring an area that has tantalized automotive engineers for decades. Even a devoted driving enthusiast like former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz concedes that driverless cars are the way of the future. Autonomous cars would reduce highway congestion, cut down on accidents, maximize fuel economy, and free up time for drivers to perform other tasks…
As the exclusive supplier of proprietary software? Bingo! Google’s automated driver system has the potential to become the operating standard for every car in the world — the Windows of motor vehicles. Why not?