General Motors claims it will sell autonomous vehicles to consumers by ‘middle of decade’ – Andrew J. Hawkins

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General Motors is going to sell fully autonomous vehicles to regular people by the middle of the decade, the company’s CEO Mary Barra declared during her speech at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. It was a bold claim that is sure to cause waves in the auto industry, especially as it continues to grapple with its own over-inflated expectations about the future of driverless cars.

Barra didn’t offer further details about the kind of vehicle it will sell, which markets it will target, how it will address liability in the event of a crash, and most importantly, whether owners will be able to sleep in their autonomous vehicles.

To date, there are no self-driving cars for sale to consumers as personally owned vehicles. Autonomous vehicles,…

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