GM Touts Car with No
Steering Wheel or Pedals
January 12, 2018
General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of
Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV, the
first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on
its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.
Imagine a world with no car crashes.
Our self-driving vehicles aim to eliminate human driver error — the
primary cause of 94 percent of crashes — leading to fewer injuries and
Imagine widespread use of electric-only vehicles, reducing vehicle
emissions. Our self-driving vehicles will all be electric, contributing
to a better environment.
not sitting in traffic for what feels like half your life. And imagine a
crowded city not filled with congested roads and parking lots and
structures but with efficiently moving traffic and more space. Nearly
one of three cars on city streets at any given time is simply looking
for parking. Our technology will create better use of time and space.
Imagine the peace of
mind knowing that whatever our age, our stage of life or our physical
capabilities we have the freedom to go wherever we want to go. Our
self-driving vehicles will improve access to mobility for those who
currently cannot drive due to age, disability, or otherwise.
The pathway to get all of us to this world requires integrating the
software expertise of Silicon Valley with the systems safety and
manufacturing expertise of Detroit and our teams around the world. With
safety at the core, we are ready to take the next step.