There is no brake pedal, no accelerator pedal and even no steering wheel in this fully autonomous car recently unveiled by General Motors. The car is the fourth generation of GM’s driverless cars that are being powered by its self-driving arm, Cruise.
Now the automaker is seeking U.S. government’s approval for this car to enter GM’s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019.
General Motors, which has been busy testing its self-driving cars on the city streets of San Francisco, has filed a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to allow the company to deploy driverless cars.
GM is part of a growing throng of vehicle manufacturers, technology companies and tech startups seeking to develop so-called robo-taxis over the next three years in North America, Europe and Asia.