>> Well, this takes the phrase fully automatic to a whole new level. General Motors is seeking US Government approval for a fully autonomous car. One without a steering wheel or pedals. To enter the automakers first commercial ride, sharing fleet in 2019. The Cruise AV will be able to open doors for passengers who can't, and will have other accommodations for hearing and visually impaired customers.
The car will be able to operate in hands-free mode only in pre-mapped urban areas. Executives say, GM will need federal and state permission, to allow 16 alterations to existing vehicle safety rules. Such as, not having a human driver. GM is part of a growing throng among car makers and tech companies getting into robo-taxi services.
Whether for ride sharing or deliveries. Ford, Google, and Uber are seeing enormous revenue potential in a fleet of self-driving vehicles.