Cruise self-driving cars start carrying paying passengers

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The era of commercial autonomous robot taxis has begun – Cruise officially became the first company to offer rides to the general public in a major city as of the end of Wednesday. The milestone comes after Cruise received official approval from the California Public Utilities Commission in early June to operate driverless for commercial purposes..

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Initially, Cruise’s self-driving autonomous offering will only operate from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and only on certain city streets. But the restrictions are part of a plan by regulators and the company to prove the safety and effectiveness of its system before deploying it to more locations in extra time. The new operating window has already increased its total active time by 1.5 hours compared to the free driverless test pilot service it offered between last June and the pay service’s debut.

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Looks like Cruise is still a long way from making this offer available everywhere for San Francisco residents eager to take a ride with a chauffeur-driven robot, but it’s still an important step towards the future with AVs crawling the streets in big cities. fare payment.




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