Autonomous driving may still be in its technological infancy, but it’s coming. According to General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, consumers should expect big things from the automaker in the future regarding self-driving cars.
During an interview with USA Today, she made it clear there are plenty of confidential programs in the works inside of GM, though, she did reiterate phase one of GM’s self-driving program will take shape with Cadillac’s upcoming SuperCruise technology. She also revealed the company has a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Volts scurrying about at an unnamed facility.
She also iterated the importance of demonstrating GM’s technical capabilities in future product, referring to affordable electric vehicles with “beautiful packages,” no doubt referencing the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, posted to arrive with a 200 mile range on one electric charge.
The top GM executive touched on a handful of other topics, ranging from her dismissing of an FCA merger, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Apple and Tesla’s future plans and the slowing of the Chinese economy. You can read the entire interview right here.