Meet the Cruise AV, GM's First Production-Ready Driverless Car
14 January, 2018, 00:32
General Motors' new Cruise AV throws tradition out the window by removing the steering wheel and the foot-operated pedals. But that just changed. Whether the vehicle has some under the hood manual control override is not yet known.
Cruise, which is based in San Francisco, expects to test the modified Chevy Bolt next year. GM is now applying for permission from the federal government to run the test cars without a driver.
General Motors (GM) announced Friday that it plans to put a truly self-driving vehicle - with no steering wheels, pedals and manual controls, or even the usual backup driver in the front seat - on the road in 2019. That compares with the $30,000 on average that GM collects today for one of its vehicles, mostly derived from the initial sale. General Motors aims to present the concept for its new vehicle at the January 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which is a major event for the auto and transportation industry to showcase new products and ventures.
GM said it's filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to test the cars.
Beginning in 2019, the vehicles will be used in a ride-sharing program in multiple American cities, where "the vehicles will travel on a fixed route controlled by their mapping system", Bloombergreported. Instead, the Cruise AV has an airbag that mirrors the one on the right front-passenger side that provides an equivalent level of safety. In an interesting twist, GM's supporting documentation on its self-driving vehicle efforts [PDF] detail that your personalized radio station settings and climate controls will be synced when you book a ride. That's the maximum number the government will now allow for each manufacturer. Automakers could apply for exemption, but the government can only exempt 2,500 vehicles every year. Cruise accounted for 22 of the 27 autonomous vehicle crashes in California in 2017.
The Cruise AV will be able to operate in hands-free mode only in premapped urban areas. The vehicle can even open and shut doors on its own. GM is among them, having received approval from NY state officials, as well as a public demonstration of the Cruise AV back on November 2017.
"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. Some - like the cars from Waymo, the self-driving division of Google parent Alphabet Inc. - are moving to driverless variants.
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