GM takes steering wheel, pedals out of Chevy Bolt, asks feds to allow testing (page 2)

Credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty ImagesAt this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the popular ride-hailing service Lyft is offering robo-taxis to weary pedestrians self-driving BMWs powered by the company Aptiv (formerly Delphi), a major player in autonomous vehicle technology. Aptiv and Lyft are running a fleet of eight vehicles at CES, and they can be digitally whistled up like any other ride, via the Lyft app. (For safety, a human driver is still behind the wheel, ready to take over.) Absent any crises, the Lyft cars will spend the week driving themselves and shuttling passengers to 20 different destinations along the Strip. All indications are that the Lyft service is working perfectly fine as a rolling tech demo and working spectacularly as a publicity stunt. But analysts and experts caution that the road to true self-driving vehicles remains a long one. In an effort to cut through the hype, as 2018 gets underway, we sifted through the news, spoke to the experts and cru

GM takes steering wheel, pedals out of Chevy Bolt, asks feds to allow testing

Vehicle must meet battery of standards that require compliance through tests with human driver, manual steering, acceleration and braking controls.        

Fri 12 Jan 18 from USA today

GM to build self-driving car fleet without steering wheels

The Detroit-based motoring firm's Cruise AV will be a rebranded version of GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV (pictured), which will do away with the need for a backup driver.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

GM plans to release cars with no steering wheel in 2019

If the Department of Transportation grants GM's latest Safety Petition, the automaker will be able to deploy its no-steering-wheel, pedal-less autonomous car next year. GM has ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Engadget

GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals....

Fri 12 Jan 18 from AP

GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019

General Motors plans to mass-produce self-driving cars that lack traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals by 2019, the company announced today. Its a bold declaration ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from The Verge

No pedal to the metal in GM's planned self-driving Cruise AV car

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker's ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV

 GM and Cruise are making progress on their plan to deploy autonomous vehicles on roads for the public: Today, it’s showing off its fourth-generation Cruise Autonomous Vehicle (AV), ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

Robo-taxis are prowling the Las Vegas Strip at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle remains far from reality.

Credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty ImagesAt this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the popular ride-hailing service Lyft is offering robo-taxis to weary pedestrians ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Discovery News

Next step in driverless cars: Boot the driver

Automakers finally have enough confidence to let the cars run on their own        

Wed 10 Jan 18 from USA today

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