Largest American automobile Corporation General Motors will launch its fully Autonomous car in the next year if the US Department of transportation will approve filed by the Corporation with the documents confirming the safety of the vehicle. It should be noted that a feature of the car will be a complete lack of control system elements for the driver.
General Motors not only showed how it will look in its self-driving car of the 4th level of autonomy, but also reported that he had filed the state Agency that the request to permit use on public roads completely wireless version of the Chevy Bolt electric vehicle, dubbed Cruise AV. If the request is satisfied, the car may appear on U.S. roads in 2019. The company describes it as “the first vehicle of the consumer class, originally created for safe independent movement on public roads without requiring the driver and having a steering system, pedals, or any other manual control systems”.
In the media noted that Cruise AV is significantly different from those of models of self-driving cars, the tests are General Motors currently holds a California (USA). There is no controls, and even buttons. With the exception, perhaps, is just a large touchscreen display in the middle of the center console and allows one to select the route and the destination. That is, in this car you will be 100 percent to feel it was the passenger, no matter where you are. The car even opens and closes the doors.
Portal Engadget notes that unmanned vehicles, like Cruise AV, not yet meet all the necessary Federal safety standards established for vehicles. However, the automakers have the right to apply for a quota, allowing the use of such equipment on the roads. However, each year the government allocates permission to use only 2500 of these cars. In an interview with The Verge, the President of General Motors, Daniel Ammann, said his “company wants to obtain the necessary quota and committed to achieve the required standards in a different way”.
“Of course, we can set up the equivalent of a passenger airbag on the place where normally is located the driver’s seat. On the one hand, this, of course, to adhere to certain safety standards, but the very design feature of a car is different from that indicated in these standards. So in your request and we will try to convince the government to approve our application.”
A number of manufacturers and transport companies teamed up last year and appealed to the government with the issue of changing the prescribed standards and existing rules.
“Without changes in the existing rules can take years until, as promised and ready for today technology would be able to prevent death on the roads”, at that time Vice-President of General Motors Michael Abelson.
Automakers will have to achieve these changes if they want to have their fully self-driving cars become as full participants of traffic.