GM’s New Autonomous Car Will Come Without Steering Wheel
General Motors’ autonomous car subsidiary, Cruise, is debuting an autonomous self-driving vehicle. And it’s missing a traditional feature.
The car is reportedly set to unveil Tuesday in San Francisco. Cruise has been developing self-driving technology in hopes of launching a ride-hailing equivalent to Uber or Lyft.
Cruise has tested other vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, like the Chevy Bolt, however, this new vehicle will not have a steering wheel or pedals.
In order for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to allow GM to build and deploy a vehicle with no controls on public roads, the automaker pitched the idea with an image of a Bolt’s interior without the controls.
Cruise had initially planned to launch by the end of 2019, however, it was delayed to make sure the technology could provide an acceptable level of safety.