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Topic Reading-Vol.2856-2/5/2020

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2020/02/05 Topic Reading-Vol.2856-2/5/2020

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GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

Would you like to use a ride-sharing service? If yes, what about a driver-less, six-seater electric van? Such an autonomous vehicle is about to be seen on the road soon. The Origin, developed by an autonomous-vehicle unit of GM and Honda, has no driving features like a steering wheel, gas pedal, rearview mirrors or windshield wipers but has only seats and seatbelts for six passengers. There is no doorknob, either. To get in this boxy car, a rider needs to punch the code that was sent to your smartphone on the keypad outside the vehicle. The sliding door is wide enough for two people to get in or out at the same time. You won’t be able to buy this futuristic autonomous car as it is designed for the ride-sharing fleet. So, someday, you may be picked up by this driverless car somewhere. No matter how accommodating and comfortable the ride maybe, it won’t ask you for a tip. That’s for sure.

But wait a minute. Is there space to put your luggage in?

Enjoy reading the article and think if and when you may ride a fully autonomous, electric ride-sharing vehicle without luggage but with five other passengers.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/22/tech/cruise-origin-gm-honda/index.html

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