Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:54 GMT
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GM: driverless cars ready for 2019



(MENAFN) US General Motors has officially asked federal regulators' permission to deploy its first driverless car fleet next year.

The auto maker said: "General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls."

The company has developed its autonomous vehicles in cooperation with Cruise Automation, a Silicon Valley start-up the automaker acquired to speed up development.

GM plans to employ its self-driving vehicles first for ride-sharing service, as customers will use a mobile app to request a ride, just like they use ride-sharing today, but they will control the experience through buttons and touch screen tablets.

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GM: driverless cars ready for 2019

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