General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The self-driving cars will first take to the streets in Manhattan, with hopes the exposure to a densely populated environment will help accelerate improvements. The planned testing by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, Cuomo said. Scroll down for video General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. One of the firm’s Bolt EV self-driving test vehicles is pictured above HOW TEST WILL WORKGM and Cruise Automation will begin conducting tests in Manhattan with an engineer in the driver’s seat to monitor the performance, and a second person in the passenger seat.Officials have already begun mapping out a geofenced area, which will act as a virtual boundary for where the cars can and cannot operate. Advertisement A level 3 car still needs a steering wheel and a driver who can take over if the car encounters a problem, while level 4 promises driverless features… Read full this story
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