12 Jan '18, 5pm

GM Seeking To Deploy Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

GM Seeking To Deploy Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

GM is asking the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for permission to publicly operate its Cruise AV which comes sans pedals and steering wheel. According to Automotive News , the Cruise AV would have to bypass 16 safety standards that apply to human-driven vehicles, and exceptions or a re-writing of the rules would have to be granted. These safety standards regulate the most minute details of safety car operations – everything from proper mechanisms of windshield wiping and electric brake systems to specific requirements for the location of rearview mirrors. With the Cruise AV’s unique specifications, many regulations would not fit. One example is required steering wheel airbags, which could not be implemented in a Cruise AV due to the lack of a steering wheel. Substituting a traditional steering wheel in the AV’s cockpit is a right front-passenger side...

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