GM's Cruise Automation serves beta ride-sharing autonomous cars

General Motors's Cruise Automation launches an autonomous ride-sharing app called Cruise Anywhere using Chevy Bolt EVS. Autonomous Car Division GM announced the launch of a beta version of an autonomous travel app currently used by employees in San Francisco. The company claims the new service has become a major mode of transportation for some employees.

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"We’ve always said we’d launch first with a ride share application, and this is in line with that and just further evidence of that," said CEO and co-founder of Cruise Automation, Kyle Vogt.

"We’re really excited about how the technology is evolving, and the rate at which it’s evolving. This is a manifestation of that – putting the app in people’s hands and having them use it for the first time and make AVs their primary form of transportation," said Vogt.

Autonomous vehicles still need a driver as a test fleet, but Cruise Anywhere operates in San Francisco for 7 days a week about 16 to 24 hours a day. In June, GM announced the autonomous prototype 130 Chevy Bolt EV at its Orion Township, Michigan.

GM acquired Cruise Automation last year for US$1 billion. In February, they released an impressive prototype Chevy Bolt EV demonstration at night as it slowed in front of the raccoon. Alphabet's Waymo also started similar tests in Phoenix and Tesla will launch 'Tesla Network' using its own fleet.