Cruise hit a big milestone on Wednesday night when it began charging for public robotaxi rides in San Francisco, CA.
Cruise expanded its robotaxi services to nearly 70% of San Francisco, according to co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt.
A fully driverless Cruise robotaxi was pulled over by San Francisco police. The interaction was caught on video.
Rashed Haq, VP of Robotics at Cruise, talks about how to train, optimize and implement AI-based algorithms for the control of autonomous vehicles.
The permits require both companies to have a safety driver present in the vehicles at all times, however.
Kyle Vogt has served as as interim CEO since December 2021 when Dan Ammann, who had been CEO since 2018, abruptly left Cruise.
The free service will open up to a small numbers of users and ramp up over time.
Today, Nuro announced it will be delivering with 7-Eleven in Mountain View, California, and Waymo announced its grocery delivery service will launch in 2022.
It’s been another major week for autonomous vehicle development.
The approval from the California DMV does, however, come with major caveats.
Cruise becomes the first driverless passenger service to receive a permit to operate within California.
Cruise and Walmart announced in November 2020 a self-driving delivery pilot in Scottsdale, Ariz. using Cruise’s all-electric Chevy Bolts.
A couple of weeks after a report said a deal was being discussed, Cruise is indeed acquiring autonomous vehicle startup Voyage. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The majority of Voyage’s 60-person team will join GM-backed Cruise. Voyage co-founder and CEO Oliver Cameron will become Cruise’s VP of product. Founded in 2017, Voyage has…
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) yesterday released its annual Disengagement Report, which breaks down the number of times a human driver takes over control of an autonomous driving system being tested on the state’s public roads. The DMV released reports for 29 companies for the period from December 2019 to November 2020. Waymo (29,944.69)…
Cruise will be sending its first self-driving test vehicles to Japan in 2021. Details about where, when and how many are unknown at this point. But the move appears to deepen the autonomous vehicle partnership between GM and Honda that started in 2018. GM is the majority shareholder in Cruise, while Honda is a major…
Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, raised $2 billion in new equity funding today. The San Francisco-based company said its post-money valuation is $30 billion. Cruise has raised about $7.3 billion since it was founded in 2013. GM, Honda Motor, and other institutional investors participated in the funding round. GM remains the majority stakeholder.…
Cruise co-founder, president and CTO Kyle Vogt weighed in on the LiDAR SPAC trend, saying the industry will eventually consolidate.
In a normal week, Boston Dynamics being acquired by Hyundai Motors for nearly $1 billion would be the biggest story. But this week has been anything but normal. This has arguably been the best week ever for the development of autonomous vehicles. Robotaxis, in particular, marked new milestones. Waymo has officially opened up its robotaxi…
Walmart customers in Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to place orders that will be delivered contact-free by a Cruise autonomous vehicle.
In June 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and mobile robots benefitted from an uptick in funding.
Several companies are now following in Waymo’s footsteps and suspending testing of autonomous vehicles. Argo AI, Aurora, GM’s Cruise, Pony.ai and Uber all announced they have suspended driverless vehicle programs in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Waymo said yesterday it is temporarily suspending its Waymo One ride-hailing service in the…
The Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle, which is ready for production, promises to make urban transportation safer, more affordable, and a better experience for passengers.