Other traditional automotive manufacturers, such as Ford (NYSE:F) or Audi (FWB: NSU), and new auto companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), as well as tech companies like Alphabet/Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), have worked on driverless vehicles technologies for years.
GM said it's filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to test the cars.
The legal problem in testing the vehicles is that standards require compliance through tests with a human driver and manual steering, acceleration and braking controls. Pending government approval, GM intends to release its completely self-driving Cruise AV to the market in 2019.
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TechCrunch reported the Cruise AV is based on the Bolt electric vehicle platform and can even close the doors of passengers who don't. GM executives said seven USA states already allow the alterations sought by the automaker.
The test riders are employees of Cruise Automation, the self-driving vehicle software company GM bought in March 2016-reputedly for $1 billion or more-using an in-house service called Cruise Anywhere.
Ford has said it plans to launch a fully-autonomous vehicle by 2021. These developments are not without their technological challenges, such as the competitive race to develop the optimal vehicle sensor technology for self-driving vehicles.
Self-driving technology "is only going to have a big impact if we can deploy it at large scale", GM's chief financial officer, Dan Ammann, said in an interview with New York Times. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America are releasing a poll today that shows "significant and widespread concerns" among the USA public about the development and deployment of self-driving cars. The robo-taxi could earn revenue in the "several hundred thousands of dollars" region, Ammann said, compared to the $30,000 average revenue earned from GM cars sold today.