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True self-driving cars to arrive in 2019
January 12, 2018 | 59 comments
Would you trust your car to drive you to your destination ? Image Credit: General Motors / YouTube
General Motors is aiming to produce a completely autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals.
The automotive giant is petitioning the US government to approve or adjust 16 existing motor vehicle standards with the goal of enabling the roll out of a truly autonomous vehicle by as early as next year.
The new car, which is known as the Cruise AV, will require absolutely no input whatsoever save for setting up the vehicle's destination using the on-board computer system.
"The Cruise AV is designed to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019," the firm wrote.
Currently there are plans to test 7,500 of the cars across seven US states.
Whether the US government will approve the necessary law changes however remains to be seen.
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