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GM’s Cruise unveils ‘Origin’ self-driving electric vehicle for ride-sharing service

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Cruise collaborated with GM and Honda on development of the Origin self-driving electric vehicle

Cruise Automation, a self-driving company majority-owned by GM, has unveiled its first autonomous electric vehicle called Origin for use in ride-sharing service, the company said in a blog on Medium. The Origin is the first fully autonomous vehicle by Cruise as it does not feature conventional controls like steering wheel, gear shift or brake pedals. Absence of these components as well as others like cockpit and rear-view mirror makes the vehicle’s interior very spacious. Inside, the Origin features two bench seats facing each other. The vehicle is equipped with sliding doors which make entry into and exit from the vehicle seamless.

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