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Autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has revealed its first self-driving, electric car designed for shared ownership, which has no steering wheel or pedals.

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Cruise was able to rid the Origin car of an engine, steering wheel, rearview mirrors, pedals and windshield wipers, to leave a spacious cabin "designed around the rider". Developed in partnership with General Motors (GM) and Honda, Origin is the startup's vision of what transportation systems would look like if designers could start from scratch, with no idea of pre-existing vehicles. "Fifty years ago, cars looked like, in a word, cars," said Cruise CEO Dan Ammann. "Fifty years, and all we've gotten is one incremental change after another." "We're still cramped in a tiny space. We're still burning fossil fuels,...

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