GM’s First Self-Driving Cars Will Still Be Driven by Humans

GM’s First Self-Driving Cars Will Still Be Driven by Humans

GM and Lyft think ridesharing might be the most ideal approach to convey self-driving innovation to the masses. General Motors will send a system of self-driving autos inside Lyft’s administration in several years—yet with a catch. Before all else, those computerized vehicles will have drivers, said Mike Ableson, GM’s VP of methodology and worldwide portfolio arranging, amid a Senate Commerce hearing on Tuesday.

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General Motors acquires Cruise Automation

General Motors acquires Cruise Automation

GM stepped up its commitment to self-driving cars by acquiring last Friday plans to acquire a San Francisco firm that developed a system for retrofitting existing vehicles with autonomous-driving software. Terms of GM’s deal with Cruise Automation  were not disclosed. According to people familiar with the matter, the deal is valued north of $1 billion, which would make Cruise Automation an Unicorn in terms of Silicon Valley startup valuations.

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