GM buys Cruise Automation to develop driverless tech for its automobiles

GM buys Cruise Automation to develop driverless tech for its cars

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After snatching up what remained of the ridesharing firm Sidecar, GM additional boosted its self-driving efforts by buying Cruise Automation. If that identify does not sound acquainted, the corporate makes kits that put driverless know-how inside Audi S4 or A4 automobiles. That know-how shall be used to convey autonomous options to GM’s automobiles whereas Cruise stays based mostly in San Francisco.

“This can considerably speed up the timeline for bringing autonomous automobiles to market,” GM President Dan Ammann defined to Recode. Should you’ll recall, GM additionally has a partnership with Lyft to create a self-driving car community to autonomous ridesharing. Specifics about GM’s timeline are understandably scarce at this level, however nabbing Cruise and its tech will definitely assist the automaker decide up velocity in relation to improvement.

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