GM: No Steering Wheels Or Pedals For New Car

GM: No Steering Wheels Or Pedals For New Car

GM: No Steering Wheels Or Pedals For New Car

GM said it has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test the cars, however, current auto-safety standards in the USA require vehicles have controls for drivers, such as foot pedals and a steering wheel. 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. But because cars with no manual controls violate current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, GM needs to get permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation first.

"We've put together four generations of autonomous vehicles over the course of 18 months", says Dan Ammann, GM's president. Approval is needed to deploy the Cruise AV on public roads as planned in 2019. Waymo has made a limited number of autonomous vehicles without steering wheels and pedals.

As noted from the interior photo, the Cruise AV is clearly based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

"With its advanced sensor systems, the Cruise AV has the capability to see the environment around it, in 360 degrees, day and night", GM wrote in its report.

General Motors (GM) has announced it will be making the first mass-produced self-driving auto that will come without a steering wheel or pedals.

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire resigns from cabinet over ill
DUP leader Arlene Foster added: "This is clearly a hard time for not only James but for Cathy, his wife and his children". Mr Brokenshire today revealed that he has a "small lesion" in his right lung which needs to be surgically removed.

Bon Jovi Is Heading Back On Tour
If you're a Bon Jovi fan and you missed out on their incredible This House is Not for Sale tour , then you're in luck. The PPL Center announced Thursday that Bon Jovi's "This House Is Not for Sale" Tour will stop in Allentown.

Grief in Kasur as residents mourn murder of minor rape victim
The violence erupted in the city of Kasur hours before the funeral of Zainab Ansari , whose case has drawn wide public outrage. Kasur made worldwide headlines in 2015 when a gang of paedophiles running a child sex ring was busted, Dawn reported.

General Motors has unveiled the Cruise AV, its first production-ready, fully autonomous vehicle to be used for its driverless ride-hailing fleet in 2019.

Without the need for a steering wheel or pedal, we wonder whether GM could take things a step further.

That gets thorny. GM says it's complied with the government's latest automated driving guidelines, but the legalities of control-free cars are complex. "It doesn't drink and drive, doesn't text and drive, doesn't get upset, doesn't get exhausted, never gets distracted, and doesn't produce any emissions". It has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to test the robocars.

GM also points out that all of its self-driving vehicles will be electric. 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.

"When GM acquired Cruise, we began by installing our technology into existing cars as a retrofit strategy, and we knew that wouldn't scale", Kyle Vogt, Cruise CEO, said.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]