Why GM is developing technology for self-driving vehicles for the US military

Since 2006, improvised explosive devices have killed more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Iraq as small groups of U.S. soldiers routinely travel in convoys on bomb-ridden roads, according to Congressional Research Service data.

But General Motors is developing commercial vehicle technology that could dramatically lower the casualty count from IEDs.

In fact, GM is gambling that it has a lot of technology that the military will want to buy.

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