Generalized Motors said it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a control wheel or pedals.
The company said it has filed a petition with the U.S. federal command seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no Good Samaritan backup drivers.
GM’s Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to effect passengers in self-driving cars that won’t have a backup driver in 2019. The getting ones hands of the service has not been revealed.
GM spokesman Kevin Kelly said the opening of the autonomous Chevrolet Bolts is being tested. He said the company isn’t averring how many will be made.
Waymo, which used to be the autonomous car arm of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, has rush ated a limited number of autonomous vehicles without steering wheels and pedals.