GM says it's already mass-producing cars without steering wheels

Meet the Cruise AV, GM's First Production-Ready Driverless Car

Meet the Cruise AV, GM's First Production-Ready Driverless Car

GM calls the Cruise AV the "first production-ready vehicle designed from the start without a steering wheel, pedals or other unnecessary manual controls", though the four-door seems largely to be a Chevrolet Bolt EV with an sensor- and radar-clad exterior and a de-contented interior. Similar petitions would also be sent to local transportation authorities, but GM said that seven states already permit the changes they needed to test the Cruise AV. You can also input your destination through the app and the vehicle will safely, silently usher you along. While the state is a hub for robot-car development, with more than 40 companies testing vehicles, having a safety driver behind the wheel is now required.

Vogt added that the new Chevy has redundant systems built in to back up the driving systems.

It's not just GM that's making the push for full autonomous cars to hit the road soon. GM executives have said they planned to introduce a large-scale fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, a time frame some analysts consider ambitious.

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Other believe that a vehicle without human control is a "bad idea". The current model is undergoing testing on public roads in cities like San Francisco. Removing the driver will really test the technology, said Gill Pratt, CEO of Toyota Motor Corp.'s Toyota Research Institute.

General Motors is asking the federal government to allow the carmaker to launch a self-driving vehicle without a steering wheel next year.

Instead of a steering wheel, the dashboard has a solitary touchscreen at the center that is surrounded by mostly blank surfaces. But no matter how safe GM makes the vehicle, it can't account for the environment.

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Per GM, the Cruise AV was developed to comply with NHTSA's 12 safety elements for self-driving vehicles laid out in its Automated Driving Systems 2.0-A Vision for Safety voluntary guidance, including vehicle cybersecurity, crashworthiness, consumer education and training, and minimal risk condition (or safe-state fallback). GM is only the second company working on autonomous vehicles to have submitted its report, Waymo being the first. All other companies combined had five accidents.

The automaker's autonomous auto tests were involved in 22 accidents in California in 2017, according to Bloomberg News, which cited the California Department of Motor Vehicles. "So it's to meet the standards but meet them in a way that's different than what's exactly prescribed, and that's what the petition seeks to get approval for", Ammann said. That's the maximum number the government will now allow for each manufacturer.

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