Cruise offering self-driving EV taxi service to the public
Autonomous driving company Cruise has kicked off its self-driving electric vehicle (EV) taxi service to the public, first starting in San Francisco.
Previously being tested by just a handful of engineers and test drivers, it is now being offered to the public for free. Backed by General Motors (GM), the startup is kicking off with a smaller number of users, but the service will be ramped up as more vehicles are manufactured.
"This major milestone brings Cruise even closer to offering its first paid rides and generating $50 billion in annual revenue by the end of the decade." says GM CEO Mary Barra.
Cruise has been testing autonomous versions of vehicles in the city - without a safety driver behind the wheel - since December 2020.