Cruise Ready To Expand Self-Driving Fleet Beyond San Francisco
Cruise is gearing up to launch its robotaxi service in a host of new cities throughout the United States.
The General Motors majority-owned self-driving vehicle company has been testing its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, California for a number of years now and on February 1, started offering free driverless rides in the city.
Speaking at a recent Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Cruise chief executive Kyle Vogt said plans are already in place to expand the service.
“We get our early users to love the product and come back again and again,” Vogt said. “And then once they love it, the tech barriers to going from one city to three cities to 10 cities are very, very small in proportion to the amount of work it took to get city No. 1.”