In this country, we dream and we imagine, then we build and we engineer. Over the last several years, a handful of major automakers have come forward to declare their goal of not only putting a self-driving, or autonomous vehicle on the road, but of putting into circulation a car with no steering wheel and no pedals. Back in 2016, the first company to say so in any serious way was Ford CEO Mark Fields, indicating his goal of achieving a marketable product by 2021. And then, this week, according to the Verge, the President of GM, Dan Ammann stood behind his company’s goal of having a no wheel, no pedal car by 2019.
General Motors plans to mass-produce self-driving cars that lack traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals by 2019, the company announced today. Its a bold declaration for the future of driving from one of the country’s Big Three automakers, and one that is sure to shake things up for the industry as the annual Detroit Auto Show kicks off next week.
In the meantime, while you still have to drive in the traditional sense, continue to mind the roads.
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