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GM's Cruise Employees Test Autonomous Ride-Sharing App

Posted by rgmekanic 1:46 PM (CDT)

Friday August 11, 2017

Employees of Cruise Automation, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year is operating an autonomous ride-sharing service in San Francisco for employees. The service, called Cruise Anywhere, works like the Uber or Lyft app. Users request a ride and the nearest available car starts to drive to the location. Due to laws, an engineer is still required to be in the drivers seat, but most of the journies have been completed autonomously.



It's pretty amazing how fast driver-less car technology is accelerating (no pun intended). It's not something I'm personally interested in, as I am a driving enthusiast, I'm starting to see the potential in cities more and more.

Cruise uses the GM Bolt EV as its self-driving car of choice and expects to add another 100 vehicles to the fleet in the next few months. That should open up the app to more employees, though it may be over a year before the company is ready to open it up to everyday users.


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