General Motors har sökt tillstånd av NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) i USA för autonom trafik utan ratt och pedaler för Chevy Bolt
Om detta godkänns kan GM leverera 2,500 självgående bilar per år i taxi service lösningar och därmed ge en rejäl knuff för autonom trafik.
”We think the technology is going to have a huge impact on the world,” GM President Dan Ammann said during a conference call. ”Obviously, there will be an adoption curve where people get used to engaging with it and using it.”
Cruise has driven ”hundreds of thousands of complex urban miles” in the self-driving cars, Vogt has said. GM has announced plans to test the cars in Arizona, California and Michigan. It is expected to expand to New York City in 2018.
GM builds its self-driving cars in Michigan at the Orion Assembly plant, which Ammann said has ”plenty of capacity” to increase production of the vehicles.