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GM prepares two facilities for mass production of self-driving cars

General Motors Co. said on Thursday the company has prepared an investment of more than US$100 million in two facilities and is preparing to build a self-driving version of its production car next year at the Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan. The largest U.S. car maker also said the module for self-driving vehicles will be installed at the Brownstown Battery Assembly plant.

GM in January petitioned for U.S. government approval. for fully autonomous cars where no steering wheels, brake pedals and accelerator pedals for commercial passenger transport fleets by 2019. U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reviewed applications for more than two months.

Tinuku GM prepares two facilities for mass production of self-driving cars

GM's Chief Executive Mary Barra met with Transport Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday and discussed self-driving. NHTSA in January said GM had petitioned to operate 2,500 Cruise self-driving car without steering wheels or human drivers.

Technology and technology startup companies are trying to deploy robotaxi over the next three years in North America, Europe and Asia. Most companies have one or more partners. Uber Technologies Inc. to Alphabet Inc's Waymo has tested prototypes in a ride sharing app.

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