Cruise Holds Off Launch of Driverless Taxi Service

July 24, 2019

The self-driving taxi service originally planned to debut in San Francisco at the end of this year.

July 24, 2019—GM’s Cruise, a self-driving taxi service, will not debut in San Francisco at the end of 2019 as it was expected, reports The Verge.

After plans to offer the ride-hailing service at the end of the year, GM is now holding off and not committing to a future date at this time.

“Our goal is to get there as soon as possible,” said Cruise’s CEO Dan Ammann. “We want that moment to come as quickly as we can. But everything that we do right now is going to be dated by safety. And that’s why we’re increasing our testing and validation mileage just to get to that point as rapidly as possible.”

The company plans to increase the number of autonomous test vehicles on San Francisco roads, but will not be offering rides to regular consumers this year. The service, however, still plans to debut in San Francisco and is testing in Arizona and Michigan.

Sponsored Recommendations

Free Resources for Shops Like Yours

View insights, research and solutions curated specifically for shops like yours.

Restore & Protect: The Powerful Revenue and Profit Accelerator for Your Business

Restore & Protect is a major business opportunity for Valvoline installers with positive impact on profit growth as well as customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Deliver a First-Class Guest Experience

Our dedicated Valvoline Trusted Advisor Sales and Support Team provides hands-on classroom and targeted in-store coaching to help your employees become more skilled at selling...

Promote Growth on Two Fronts: Existing and New Customers

Increase Sales and Customer Traffic To Your Store(s).