GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019

GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019
By Darrell Etherington.

GM and Cruise have articulated more specifically when they want to put their self-driving service on the roads, at today’s investor call for the company from San Francisco. GM said that they can make it happen within two years, with a fleet ready to go to work by 2019 based on the company’s current rate of progress. The commercial launch was previously revealed to happen within “quarters, not years” according to GM President Dan Ammann, but this is the closest they’ve come to putting a specific launch date out there.

The 2019 date seems very close at hand relative to the progress of the technology thus far – Cruise only began tackling the problem of developing self-driving cars three years ago, before being acquired by GM last year.

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