GM Ready to Ditch the Steering Wheel and Brake Pedal in Its Self-Driving Car

GM Ready to Ditch the Steering Wheel and Brake Pedal in Its Self-Driving Car

General Motors is asking regulators for exemptions to federal safety standards so that it can put a self-driving car without a steering wheel or brake pedal onto U.S. roads as soon as next year. The Cruise AV, based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV, would be a significant milestone on the road to self-driving cars. There’s no accelerator planned, either, in the automated vehicle that GM says will be ready for production next year. As a first step toward rolling it out, GM filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an exemption from federal safety standards. […]

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