General Motors to make first mass-market driverless vehicle

GM's planned Cruise AV driverless car features no steering wheel or pedals in a still image from video released

General Motors Reveals Self Driving Car Without Steering Wheel REUTERS General Motors

What makes this news a bit more special is that GM's auto has completely done away with the steering wheel, pedals, and driver controls. The design concept for the fourth generation vehicle is shown in the following video: The Cruise AV is created to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019.

"Where FMVSS can not be met because they are human-driver-based requirements, the vehicle will meet the safety purposes of those standards", GM's report said.

According to General Motors, its latest contribution to automated transport, the Cruise AV, only has to cross a few more regulatory hurdles before it can begin giving people rides across the USA. Most of those companies have one or more partners. The report notes, for example, that current GM self-driving cars have redundant hardware for steering and braking and electrical power. The dashboard looks identical to the Bolt EV sans steering wheel and pedal. Reuters cited company executives as saying that seven states have already accepted the automaker's suggestions.

(GM) said it plans to mass-produce self driving cars that will have no steering wheel, pedals or manual controls by 2019. The steering wheel and pedals will be gone, giving total control to the machine. This report will provide details on GM's plans to safely deploy cars with self-driving tech on the road. The work started by retrofitting vehicles with lidar, sensors, and other equipment to read the surroundings and make drive decisions but the end goal was always a bespoke self-driving auto.

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Self-driving technology "is only going to have a big impact if we can deploy it at large scale", GM's chief financial officer, Dan Ammann, said in an interview with New York Times.

Gill Pratt, CEO of Toyota Motor Corp's Toyota Research Institute, said removing the driver, as GM wants to, will really test the technology. Moreover, the company divulged that it has petitioned the Department of Transportation to adjust certain safety laws so to accommodate the model's unusual characteristics.

If NHTSA approves GM's petition for their machine-only cars, the company will still need to get permission from different states to legally run them. In February 2017, the automaker said it will invest $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI to develop a virtual driver system for Ford's autonomous vehicles.

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