As self driving vehicles muscle their way to the mainstream, more companies are taking interest. General Motors is apparently planning to start mass producing a self driving vehicle from 2019, that will not have a steering wheel or pedals. Why is this important? Well, because General Motors is amongst the biggest automakers in the world, and one of the three biggest in the US.
It’s unclear what this vehicle would look like, but if GM is successful, it could get other manufacturers to build such vehicles as well.
Moreover, while self-driving cars have been on the roads so far, all of them have traditional controls. In fact, most companies have ensured that a human driver is present in order to avoid unforeseen accidents and situations. We even saw Lyft running self-driving cabs at CES, just a few days ago.
“It’s a pretty exciting moment in the history of the path to wide scale [autonomous vehicle] deployment and having the first production car with no driver controls,” Dan Ammann, GM President to The Verge.
It’s unclear what this vehicle would look like, but if GM is successful, it could get other manufacturers to build such vehicles as well. You can learn more about GM’s vehicle from the video above.