United States based automobile manufacturer General Motors Co. (GM) is aiming at launching a personal self-driving vehicle by mid-decade. This was revealed by the company’s chief executive officer, Mary Barra, at the Annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas.
The personal autonomous vehicle is being developed in partnership with fellow automotive manufacturer Cruise in which General Motors is a majority stake holder. Barra said General Motors is expanding electric vehicles portfolio including the BrightDrop commercial vehicle range and the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup.
The company’s list of new electric vehicles also includes commercial vehicles including a $30,000 Equinox EV, Blazer EV which is slightly larger than the Equinox EV and two new Chevrolet crossovers. The Equinox EV and Blazer EV will both be introduced in 2023.
The company will also unveil new Ultra Cruise hands-free driving system in 2023 on the Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan, yet another new electric vehicle by GM. The CEO says the Ultra Cruise will use the new Snapdragon Ride compute system for advanced driver assistance from software developer and chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM).