GM Unit Says it has ‘Mass Producible’ Autonomous Cars
The General Motors unit developing autonomous vehicles said Monday it has begun rolling out the first “mass producible” self-driving cars that could be available once regulations allow.
“This isn’t just a concept design — it has airbags, crumple zones, and comfortable seats,” said Kyle Vogt, who heads Cruise Automation, a technology startup acquired by GM in 2016.
Vogt said in a blog post on Medium that the cars are being made “in a high-volume assembly plant” capable of producing hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year.
GM is now in position to begin delivering and deploying autonomous cars on a large scale when regulations are in place to permit their operation.