Production Township, Mich. – General Motors (GM) plans to spend $100 million to develop cars with no steering wheel or pedals. Versions of the new vehicle does not need a human driver’s seat . More than 200 test vehicles have already been assembled at the Orion facility since the project began in January 2017.
“The UAW (United Auto Workers) is committed to preparing our members for the future of advanced mobility and this investment recognizes our willingness to work together to build these self-driving vehicles,” said Cindy Estrada, vice president and director, UAW General Motors Department. “Whether it involves traditional vehicles or advance technology, our members are highly capable of delivering great products.”
GM President Dan Ammann said, “We’re continuing to make great progress on our plans to commercialize in 2019. Our Orion and Brownstown teams have proven experience in building high-quality self-driving test vehicles and battery packs, so they are well-prepared to produce the Cruise AV.”