GM plans driverless ride-hailing service without manual controls for 2019

GM plans driverless ride-hailing service without manual controls for 2019Non-traditional manufacturers are certainly making an effort to get in on the act of developing driverless vehicles and bringing them to market, but now one of the giants of the auto industry is hitting back with its own ambitious plans. General Motors has just announced plans to launch its own public ride-hailing services with self-driving vehicles that don't have any manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals at all, and it intends them to begin operating as soon as 2019. On Thursday GM submitted a petition to the NHTSA detailing the safety features of the "Cruise AV" vehicle.