General Motors’s self-driving car subsidiary, Cruise, stated it prepares to hire 1,000 more people during the next nine months, as the No.1 U.S. carmaker aims to launch a robotaxi service by the end of this year. “We have plans to double in size by the end of this year,” Cruise spokesman Ray Wert informed Reuters.
General Motors is looking for U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car – one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal – to go into the automaker’s first industrial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives stated. For passengers who can not open doors, the Cruise AV – a rebranded version of GM’s Chevrolet
General Motors set out its vision for self-driving vehicles on Thursday, informing investors it prepared a commercial launch of fleets of completely autonomous robo-taxis in several dense metropolitan environments in 2019, in a challenge to competitors such as Alphabet Inc’s Waymo. Highlighting the possible opportunity ahead, GM President Dan Ammann informed investors the lifetime revenue
General Motors’s self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, has more than doubled the length of its test fleet of robot cars in California during the last three months, a GM representative stated on Wednesday. As the company boosts the size of its test fleet, it has likewise reported more altercations between its self-driving vehicles and human-operated vehicles
General Motors self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, informed California regulators its vehicles were associated with 6 crashes in the state in September, but stated none of automated vehicles were accountable. The crashes did not lead to any injuries or severe damage, as per the GM reports, however did demonstrate the obstacles for developers of self-driving cars
General Motors stated it has finished production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles at its Orion assembly plant located in Michigan. The automaker anticipates to deploy the cars within the month in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, in collaboration with its ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, following final test in Michigan, according to the company.
General Motors stated it will add over 1,100 jobs in California during 5 years at its Cruise Automation unit to increase its self-driving efforts after getting $8 million in state tax credits. The biggest U.S. automaker stated it is investing $14 million in a recent research and development center in San Francisco that will more