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Tech & Science Cruise AV is GM's first car without a steering wheel

10:45  12 january  2018
10:45  12 january  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Cruise Automotive is taking the wraps off its first fully autonomous car , the Cruise AV , and it' s a lot more than a Bolt EV without a brake pedal. That is to say, it has no steering wheel , no pedals and no real driver controls at all -- aside from a touchscreen -- and GM says it'll hit the road in 2019.

meet the cruise av , gm ' s first production-ready driverless car . Plans on track for ridesharing fleet in 2019 with no steering wheel or pedals General Motors has unveiled the Cruise AV General Motors Cruise AV is more than a Bolt without a steering wheel .

a close up of a car© Provided by CNET The autonomous revolution is nearly upon us, and today General Motors is entering the fray properly with this, the Cruise AV. The fruit of GM's $1 billion acquisition of Cruise Automotive back in March of 2016, the Cruise AV is a properly driverless car. That is to say, it has no steering wheel, no pedals and no real driver controls at all -- aside from a touchscreen -- and GM says it'll hit the road in 2019.

Intended just for a GM-operated ride-sharing service, users will summon a Cruise AV using an app, much like they would if using a service like Lyft -- which GM also happens to own a fair bit of. Users can also input their destination through the app and the car will safely, silently usher them along.

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Cruise Automotive is taking the wraps off its first fully autonomous car , the Cruise AV , and it' s a lot more than a Bolt EV without a brake pedal. DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U. S . government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel

meet the cruise av , gm ' s first production-ready driverless car . Plans on track for ridesharing fleet in 2019 with no steering wheel or pedals General Motors has unveiled the Cruise AV General Motors Cruise AV is more than a Bolt without a steering wheel .

But it goes beyond that. Users can also input things like preferred temperature and music, and the car will make sure it's set to your preferences before showing up on the curb.

Once inside, passengers will receive constant updates on the car's progress and status through a series of touchscreens: one in the dash up front and two more behind the headrests for passengers in the rear. It's through these screens the car will give an idea of what it can "see" of the world around.

And how will it see? Through a complex and redundant series of optical, laser and radar scanners, including three separate radar systems. Should any one of the sensor systems fails, a backup system could cover. Likewise, the autonomous processing system is fully redundant, so that any failure there would simply result in switching from one to the other.

Nissan Wants To Read Your Mind While You're Driving

  Nissan Wants To Read Your Mind While You're Driving Nissan has gone full sci-fi with this video for CES2018 that looks to demonstrate its kind-of unbelievable Brain-to-Vehicle technology that wants to read your mind. According to the video, posted below, Nissan have been working with neuroscientists to discover ways of reading the driver's brain activity while they're driving.The idea is that, while you're on the road, your brain works ahead of time to anticipate the moves you want to make, so Nissan wants to be able to capture that data and then use it to help the car make those anticipated movements up to half a second earlier than you could by yourself.

car -- one without a steering wheel , brake pedal or accelerator pedal -- to enter the automaker' s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019 GM ' s Cruise AV is equipped with the automaker's fourth-generation self-driving software and hardware, including 21 radars, 16 cameras and five lidars

It plans to release the Cruise AV , a self-driving car without a steering wheel , pedals or any The big difference between the existing Cruise vehicles and the upcoming Cruise AV is that this new version, the fourth generation, will be the first GM envisions the Cruise AV reducing traffic accidents, giving

a close up of a device: Cruise AV© Provided by CNET Cruise AV

The Cruise AV has been tested extensively in San Francisco (and we've surely seen them motoring around at all hours of the day and night) and presumably will launch there first in 2019, when they start hitting the roads. No word on when they might be available to other ride-sharing services or, indeed, whether you or I will ever be able to buy one, but GM says the Cruise AV is a big part of its plan for "a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion." That sounds like a pretty good place to us.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars? .
As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.Putting on a virtual reality headset, obscuring the view of the road altogether, might seem even crazier.

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