GM hopes to produce autonomous vehicle by 2019

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

However, GM President Dan Ammann told The Verge GM that the company might "meet that standard in a different kind of way".

That's the big takeaway from first peak inside General Motors new autonomous vehicle, which lacks the steering wheel, pedals, manual controls and human drivers that have come to define the experience of riding inside an automobile for more than a century. Under the standards now in place, Hemmersbaugh said, "we can't achieve them without a human driver or without a steering wheel". "We believe the best way to bring self-driving technology to the world is to expose them to the same unique and complex traffic scenarios human drivers face every day".

General Motors is looking to reinvent the wheel, by building a vehicle without a steering wheel, pedals or gear selector, because it doesn't need them. Called the Cruise AV, GM hopes to put it on the road in 2019.

The all-electric runabout looks like a retrofitted Chevrolet Bolt EV - unsurprising, given the new Bolt EV serves as GM's self-driving platform - with a symmetrical dashboard that swaps the steering wheel and instrument panel for a mirrored layout of the passenger-side dash.

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The arrival of fully autonomous cars could see a shift towards the end of privately owned vehicles, according to industry experts. It doesn't provide any hard data on how many accidents, near misses, or injuries have been recorded during road tests. Alphabet's ( GOOGL ) Waymo self-driving unit intends to launch a ride-sharing service using driverless Fiat Chrysler ( FCAU ) Pacifica minivans outside of Phoenix. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America are releasing a poll today that shows "significant and widespread concerns" among the US public about the development and deployment of self-driving cars.

GM said it's filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to test the cars. These allow the self-driving auto to have a 360-degree view of its surroundings and anticipate the movement of objects within its vicinity.

The company said passengers can get the vehicle moving by communicating with several interior screens. Current law caps the number of exempted vehicles at 2,500 vehicles per manufacturer per year.

"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.

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