The company says its "the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls". However, this will be subject to local law allowing fully autonomous cars - with no safety driver - on the public road in the first place.
GM says that, come the deployment of the Cruise AV, it'll be offered on a ride-sharing basis.
The vehicle, which was unveiled today, is a modified version of the automaker's electric Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback that is set to hit the roads next year as part of its planned self-driving taxi fleet.
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GM is seeking federal approval to adjust 16 motor vehicle standards so it can test cars that have no steering wheel, pedals and other driver controls, CNBC said. Individual U.S. states will then also have to make similar alterations or grant the company waivers, though GM notes seven states have already altered their rules to be friendly to self-driving cars like the Cruise AV.
Dan Ammann, GM's president, explained in a statement, "What we can do is put the equivalent of the passenger side airbag on that side as well... to meet the standards". For example, with auto manufacturers such as Volvo, Tesla and BMW, driverless cars are seen as the future of driving and have altered the future manufacturing strategy of these firms.
Should you forget something and leave it behind in the vehicle, GM's team will be able to contact whoever is now inside through the touchscreen system. In February 2017, the automaker said it will invest $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI to develop a virtual driver system for Ford's autonomous vehicles.