You Can’t Drive This Self-Driving Car Even If You Wanted Since There’s No Steering Wheel Or Pedals
At CES 2018, GM introduced the first production car that has no driver controls whatsoever. That means no steering wheel. That means no pedals. That means no gear selector. You are at the mercy of your robot chauffeur. By 2019, General Motors, which is one of the country’s Big Three automakers, plans to mass-produce self-driving cars which have no steering wheels or pedals. This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
At the Consumer Electronics Show only days before the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), General Motors revealed their new autonomous vehicle called the Cruise AV. It is designed to drive safely with no driver, no steering wheel, no pedals or any other manual controls. GM did say there will be a button that passengers can press and it will stop the car on demand in case of an emergency. There is an infotainment screen in the main console as well as in the headrests. Passengers can also utilize an app to change climate control and audio systems.