Cruise, GM’s self-driving subsidiary headquartered in San Francisco, already has operations in several cities across the country.
Cruise Origin has no manual steering controls or pedals and is designed to operate entirely autonomously. However, this has major hurdles that have delayed production. That means getting approval from the government. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure exemptions from existing federal safety standards designed with conventional vehicles in mind.
Cruise CEO Kyle Voigt’s recent remarks suggest that this long-awaited game may soon come to an end.
Lecture at Goldman Sachs Communacopia and Technology Conference In San Francisco, Mr. Voigt hinted at an imminent breakthrough, saying: “We have been told by NHTSA that we are just a few days away from final regulatory approval, which will allow us to begin production and bring these vehicles on the road almost immediately. .”
However, NHTSA has not formally confirmed a timeline for the decision.
Cruz’s journey so far has been marked by revolutionary destruction. The company initially deployed a retrofitted self-driving Bolt vehicle in San Francisco in June 2022 for its robo-taxis service. got permission To bill for rides.
The move to cruise origin depends on addressing NHTSA’s inquiries about the driving safety of existing self-driving vehicles, which occasionally cause traffic disruptions and accidents.
Vogt is an avid defender of the cruise’s safety record, highlighting more than 1 million miles traveled each month and more than 100,000 five-star reviews. He acknowledged that being the largest fleet on the route meant being the first to encounter rare events. lead to scrutiny and investigation by regulatory authorities;
Voigt believes that having regulators receive and analyze the data will make the technology even more trustworthy. Driverless cars promise to make our roads safer, ultimately eliminating human error and collisions caused by distraction, drinking and medical problems while driving.
Cruz’s project faces many challenges, including reconfiguring manufacturing processes to accommodate steering wheelless vehicles, but GM’s efforts to mass-produce self-driving cars could be game-changing for the auto industry. have a nature.
With the automotive industry standing on the precipice of the self-driving revolution, NHTSA’s impending decision could mark a historic moment that ushers in a new era of smart mobility.
(Image credit: cruise)
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