Cruise, the self-driving startup owned by General Motors Co., just launched an autonomous ride-hailing startup for its employees in San Francisco.
In a new video, Cruise employees are seen ordering a ride from an app whereupon a driverless car pulls out of a garage to pick up the passengers. The cars are modified Chevrolet Bolt EVs using sensors and self-driving hardware and software, and each also has a safety driver in place behind the wheel for testing and as required by law (although the video shows the person with their hands completely off the steering wheel).
The service, called “Cruise Anywhere,” is available seven days a week and lets employees go anywhere in San Francisco. The vehicle fleet will grow by more than 100 cars in the next couple of months, according to a published report.
Almost 10% of its San Francisco employees are using the beta, Cruise said in the report, and more are being enrolled each week with a waitlist currently in place.
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