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Cruise unveils Origin, an electric driverless vehicle designed for sharing

Cruise unveils Origin, an electric driverless vehicle designed for sharing Cruise unveiled Tuesday evening a “production ready” driverless vehicle called Origin, the product of a multi-year collaboration with parent company GM and investor Honda that is designed for a ride-sharing service. The shuttle-like vehicle — branded with Cruise’s trademark orange and black […]

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Cruise doubles down on hardware

Cruise doubles down on hardware Ten months ago, Cruise declared it would hire at least 1,000 engineers by the end of the year, an aggressive target — even for a company with a $7.25 billion war chest — in the cutthroat autonomous vehicle industry, where startups, automakers and tech giants are battling […]

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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical […]

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The road ahead for Waymo, AV engineering and mobility, with Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov

The road ahead for Waymo, AV engineering and mobility, with Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event down in San Jose, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra […]

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps

Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous vehicle industry to open-source some of the information it has captured while developing and testing self-driving cars. The […]

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GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers

GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers GM Cruise plans to hire 1,000 more engineers over the next nine months, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of […]

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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle

GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks out more engineering talent to develop its technology. The company doesn’t have any plans right now to test its autonomous vehicles in the city. Instead, GM Cruise plans […]

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In recruiting win, GM’s Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise

In recruiting win, GM’s Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise In what will be seen as a big recruiting and retention win for Cruise, employees will be offered equity in GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary rather than shares of GM. The securities offering was disclosed in a recent SEC filing for GM Cruise […]

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Autonomous driving is coming to all Cadillac models, other GM brands

Autonomous driving is coming to all Cadillac models, other GM brands Starting in 2020, Cadillac will start to offer autonomous driving on every Cadillac model. The Super Cruise system is already available today but limited to just the full-size CT6 sedan. General Motors is also announcing today that the SuperCruise system will […]

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Why SoftBank invested $2.25 billion in Cruise

Why SoftBank invested .25 billion in Cruise Earlier today, General Motors’ Cruise received a $2.25 billion investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Once that deal closes, GM will invest another $1.1 billion. SoftBank landed on Cruise because it’s one of “a handful that in our view have a meaningful opportunity in front of […]

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