Mary Barra says GM’s driverless cars will ride on public roads next year

Today (Nov. 1) at the New York Times’ DealBook conference in New York, General Motors chief executive Mary Barra made it clear that the iconic brand, now in a tight race with Waymo to bring the first fully autonomous car to market, did not intend to fall behind. Its driverless car, the Cruise AV (the abbreviation is for autonomous vehicle), is on track to be on public roads in geofenced areas next year, she said.