GM Petitions Regulators To Deploy Self-Driving Cars

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General Motors (GM) and its self-driving car technology unit Cruise has sought approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to allow the operation of vehicles that do not require human control.

Cruise posted in a blog post prompting regulators to allow a few vehicles to operate temporarily.

Should the petition be considered and accepted, the Cruise Origin, a model of car created without human control, will be allowed to travel and move on various routes.

Cruise said the petition shows that Cruise and GM are willing to build and deploy the newest car model in America.

Cruise also assured everyone of plans to expand mobility options for people who have long-faced traditional barriers to reliable transportation such as seniors and the blind.

The Cruise Origin was built due to a partnership between GM and Cruise investor Honda Motor. It has two long seats facing each other and can comfortably seat four passengers.

According to Cruise, production is scheduled to begin at a GM plant in Detroit in late 2022, with the vehicles scheduled to be delivered in 2023.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

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