Friday, December 2, 2022
News Cruise Wants to Achieve 1 Million Self-Driving Cars by 2030

Cruise Wants to Achieve 1 Million Self-Driving Cars by 2030

General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicles division is targeting 1 million robotaxis on the road by 2030

  • Cruise is backed by General Motors

  • Cruise has been testing self-driving taxis in San-Fransisco for a few years now

  • The company expects taxi costs to drop from an average of $5/mile to $1,50/mile by removing the driver

Cruise is an autonomous driving technology company that is majority owned by General Motors whose goal it is to have a fleet of more than a million robotaxis on the roads by 2030.

Currently, the company is limited to operate under supervision in certain cities in California, such as San Francisco, but it has now received five of the six permits it will need to commercialise an autonomous ride-hailing service in the rest of the state.

For the moment, Cruise is testing its system on modified Chevrolet Bolt vehicles, but by 2023, General Motors should start producing the Cruise Origin, a specially designed autonomous vehicle that will not be equipped with manual controls to allow for human intervention.

The company estimates that removing taxi drivers could lower the average price of ride-hailing from $5 per mile currently in California to $1.50 per mile.

Competitors include Google’s Waymo, but this company still need to have drivers ready to take control in the event of an accident, as well as Tesla, which had promised to have 1 million robotaxis on the roads as of now, but it currently has none in operation.

Cruise is also behind its original schedule, but it currently looks to be the closest to actually release the product it set out to make.

Apart from expanding in California, the company expects to enter other US markets and it has recently signed a deal with Dubai to be its exclusive autonomous taxi provider.

Trending Now

Ford and Lincoln will be Absent from Every Canadian Car Show in 2023

The automaker mentions the fast pace of changes in the automotive industry to justify its decision. Car shows have been declining in popularity...

The First Ultium-Based Buick SUV will be Launched in China by the End of the Year

China is the largest market for the Buick brand. This five-seat SUV will reach its first customers at the beginning of 2023. A...

Toyota to Launch All-New 2024 Grand Highlander in Early 2023

The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander will likely squeeze in between the Highlander and Sequoia. It will be revealed in full on February...

A $50,000 Lucid Electric Sedan Could be Coming in 2025

Lucid recently hinted at a third model to follow the Air and the Gravity. This will likely be a smaller sedan priced around...

Tesla is Preparing a Facelift for the 2024 Model 3

This update will be similar to the one made to the Model X and the Model S in 2021. The interior is expected...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.