GM vows car with no steering wheel on road by next year

General Motors says it is asking the US government for permission to sell a fully autonomous car. That means a car with no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedal. It wants to do this by 2019, the company says in an application to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The new vehicle is called the Cruise AV. It is a rebranded version of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV and among other efficiencies will open doors for those who  are unable to do that for themselves. The Cruise will be among the first cars to do away with manual controls for steering, brakes and throttle. The former driver’s seat will become the front left passenger seat.

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