The Amazon cloud-computing and logistics giant has announced it will begin shipping its first vehicles with autonomous driving technology within a year.
The new cars will have front-facing cameras and sensors to help navigate roads, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
They’ll be available in 2018 for $1,100, $2,400 and $3,000, respectively.
The cars will feature a driver-assist system, which lets drivers steer by detecting when a pedestrian or cyclist is approaching or crossing the street, and a radar-tracking system to let them keep tabs on pedestrians and cyclists, the blog post said.
A more advanced version of the technology will be included in the upcoming Tesla Model X, which will offer more than 300 miles of range and a driverless mode.
The Tesla Model 3, which starts at $60,000 and comes with autonomous features, will have a price tag of $90,000.
Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce retailer, with more than 3,000 stores across the globe.
The company has not yet announced the pricing of its cars, but its website lists the price at $35,000 for the sedan and $50,000 with the crossover.
The Seattle-based company is also working on its own self-driving cars.
“It is a very exciting time for Amazon, and we are thrilled to be working with Amazon on these groundbreaking autonomous driving systems,” Paul Pincus, vice president of research at General Motors Co., said in an interview.
“We are seeing a great deal of excitement around these vehicles.”