GM CEO Mary Barra unveils a new self-driving Cadillac concept car

Cadillac InnerSpace concept

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Detroit– General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled a new personal self-driving electric concept car launched by Cadillac, a luxury brand under General Motors, at the CES Technology Show on Wednesday.

This stylish two-seater car is called InnerSpace and is part of Cadillac’s Halo concept product portfolio. Debuted a year ago At CES, there is an urban airborne motor vehicle and a shared self-driving shuttle bus.

Barra, in her pre-recorded Keynote SpeechIt was also revealed that General Motors and its controlling subsidiary Cruise plan to provide consumers with personal self-driving electric vehicles as early as the middle of the decade.

The timetable is the most detailed timetable since Barra stated in May last year that the company believes it can provide personal self-driving cars-for individual consumers rather than fleet operators and ride-hailing services- “Ten years later.”

“In the process of pursuing multiple roads at the same time, General Motors and Cruise are gaining important technical expertise and experience, and we are working hard to bring retail personal self-driving cars to the market as quickly as possible,” Barra said on Wednesday. “In fact, our goal is to deliver our first personal self-driving car in the middle of this century.”

General Motors’ rendering of the “Cadillac Halo Combo”, which includes the concept of an automatic shuttle (right) and an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft (also known as a vehicle).

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Given the setbacks in the development of self-driving cars in recent years, GM’s timetable for personal self-driving cars seems a bit aggressive. Cruise was originally supposed to commercialize a self-driving ride-hailing fleet in San Francisco in 2019, but postponed these plans indefinitely to conduct further tests and obtain the required permits.

Barra reiterated on Wednesday that Cruise now expects these plans to be implemented within the next few months.The company applied for the last required permit Commercialized the business in November.