Cruise

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Hires Former Delta Air Executive Gil West as COO

GM's Bolt electric vehicle, with Cruise's autonomous technology installed, is displayed in Detroit. GM's Bolt electric vehicle, with Cruise's autonomous technology installed, is displayed in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Cruise, the self-driving car startup majority owned by General Motors Co., has hired former Delta Air Lines Inc. Chief Operating Officer Gil West for the same position as it prepares to start offering paid robotaxi rides in San Francisco.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Deploy Driverless Cars in San Francisco

 General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP) General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP)

SAN RAMON, Calif. — General Motors’ self-driving car company is sending out vehicles with nobody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading ride-hailing services.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise, Walmart Team Up for Driverless Delivery

A Cruise autonomous vehicle is seen with a Walmart-branded bag outside it. Cruise is just the latest partner for Walmart, which has been doing similar self-driving car tests with Waymo and Nuro, as well as pilot programs for drone delivery. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is about to team up with Cruise, the self-driving car unit majority-owned by General Motors Co., to experiment with delivering customer orders using driverless vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Unit OK’d for Automated Tests in San Francisco

The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s Cruise unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver, joining Amazon .com Inc.-backed Zoox Inc. and a handful of other self-driving startups.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise to Lay Off Almost 8% of Staff

The Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle is displayed during a reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. The Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle is displayed during a reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise, the self-driving car unit majority owned by General Motors Co., is laying off almost 8% of full-time employees to cut costs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California OKs Passengers for GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Test

Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle unit of General Motors Co., has been cleared to carry passengers in California.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
February 27, 2020