GM’s president is leaving Detroit to run its self driving-car biz
General Motors has given itself a deadline of 2019 to roll out a self-driving car service, a feat it would achieve though Cruise, a startup it acquired in 2016. And now Cruise has a new CEO in Dan Ammann, who is leaving his role as president of GM to take the full-time position. Founder Kyle Vogt will become the company’s CTO, effective January 1.
GM expects to launch autonomous ride-sharing within 2 years
General Motors plans to launch commercial autonomous vehicles at scale within two years as it reduces the costs of self-driving technologies and moves into service-based operations such as ride sharing.
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.