GM has revealed that it is on track to develop its first self-propelled roadster in 2019. The company today revealed that the fourth generation of its driverless car, Cruise F, will have no manual controls, such as pedals or steering wheels.
Although many companies already test cars without drivers on public roads, vehicles typically have conventional controls and a driver in place to control them. With the F Cruise, there is no such option.
General Motors said it filed a safety petition with the Transportation Ministry for the vehicle, which the company claims is “ready for production”.
“The development of GM’s integrated hardware, software and testing in one of the most complex environments in the world, allows the company to safely remove the steering wheel, pedals and manual controls from the new CruiseFire” statement.
As part of its efforts to avoid being raped by younger technology and autostart cars, GM has not made a secret of its intentions in the auto-driving world. In 2016, the century-old automobile company, such as Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and Vauxhall, has invested $ 500 million in US company Lift, and has unveiled cooperative plans to build self-driving cars.
“We see the future of personal mobility as connected, peaceful and independent,” said Dan Janan, president of General Motors at the time. “With cloud and left working together, we believe we can successfully implement this vision more quickly.”
In the months that followed, General Motors acquired Cruze Automation, a San Francisco-based auto-based automotive company that builds automotive autopilot systems; Ledar California took the start of Strobe; committed to producing self-produced large-scale electric vehicles by 2019; The Uber-style mobile application for customers to request rides in self-driving Chevrolet Bolt sports vehicles.
It has not been so long that self-governing vehicles are things of the imagination. Back in 2016, the first taxi service in the world’s driving world hit Singapore courtesy roads from the US start-up notonome. Late last year, Waimo became the first company to put completely independent cars on American roads without a human being behind the wheel. If GM can convince regulators that its autos are ready for the road, and safety plays a key role in the company’s strategy of persuasion, we will start next year to see the first consumer cars built from the ground up with automation in mind. This will be a major milestone in the auto-revolution.