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Cruise Gets The Green Light For Its Driverless Cars

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The race for driverless independent vehicles is heating up. Cruise became the first to receive permit to test cars without anyone in them on the streets of San Francisco. The permit was issued from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Cruise, which is majority-owned by General Motors Co (GM.N) and counts Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T) and SoftBank Group (9984.T). As investors, it has been testing 180 self-driving cars in San Francisco. This was with a safety driver behind the wheel, and the permit allows five of those cars to roam empty. But don’t expect Robo-taxis just yet.

Cruise is the fifth company to receive the driverless permit in California. Alphabet’s Waymo was the first in late 2018 to receive it. It was for about three dozen test vehicles with speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. This year SoftBank-backed Nuro, whose vehicle has no steering wheel or pedals, was also approved. This vehicle has delivered medical supplies for temporary COVID-19 hospitals.

Under its permit, Cruise cars can go anywhere on San Francisco streets. The speed setting is a maximum of 30 miles per hour, and can drive both day and night.

To prepare for its Robo taxi future, Cruise is working on improving its ride-hailing app. This app, their employees use for free to get around the city.

Cruise Origin electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals will be unveiled in January, but it would require approval from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Compiled by – MK (Editor)

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Cruise is the fifth company to receive the driverless permit in California. Alphabet’s Waymo was the first in late 2018. to receive it for about three dozen test vehicles with speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. This year SoftBank-backed Nuro, whose vehicle has no steering wheel or pedals. , was also approved and has delivered medical supplies for temporary COVID-19 hospitals.

SourceReuters

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