GM's Cruise autonomous car company postpones self-driving taxi launch
July 24, 2019
By Gary Gastelu
General Motors-controlled Cruise is delaying the rollout of a commercial self-driving taxi service that it previously said would start in 2019.
The autonomous tech firm has mainly been testing vehicles on public streets in San Francisco, where it also shuttles employees in Chevrolet Bolt electric cars outfitted with cameras, Lidar and radar systems that are manufactured under the Cruise brand name. Back-up drivers are onboard all of the vehicles to monitor their operation.
Cruise CEO Dan Ammann wrote in a Medium post updating the company’s progress that it plans to win “the tech and the trust race” in the burgeoning self-driving car segment.
“When you’re working on the large scale deployment of mission critical safety systems, the mindset of ‘move fast and break things’ certainly doesn’t cut it,” Ammann wrote.
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