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GM testing future self-driving car technology in Israel

General Motors at its advanced development center in Israel is testing future self-driving car technology. As per some media reports, the cars being tested are Cadillac but the technology in the car is not known. The reports say that one of the trails was attended by Ministry of Transport chief scientist Dr. Shay Soffer.

The company is working on a number of technologies like 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, advanced sensors and wireless charging. The company is also adding many improvements to Cadillac’s supercruise system at the center.The technologies being developed may be launched in the company’s cars in next four to five years.

It is known that General Motors has filed a safety petition with the Department of Transportation in the US for its fourth-generation self-driving car. Named Cruise AV, the car is the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls. The company has also recently made public that it plans to launch a commercial fleet of autonomous cars in 2019.

GM has emerged as the leading company working on the autonomous cars, the company has not looked back after it acquired startup Cruise automation in the year 2016 for $1 billion. The company has also got breakthrough in being able to design first mass producible autonomous car.

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