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GM-backed Cruise goes international with autonomous shuttles in Dubai

GM-backed Cruise goes international with autonomous shuttles in Dubai

Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed tweeted early Monday that the San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle company Cruise will supply the United Arab Emirates city’s autonomous taxi shuttles.

Cruise was selected to operate its Origin ride-sharing shuttles in the UAE city as soon as 2023. By 2030, the city’s Roads and Transport Authority plans to have 4,000 of the steering wheel-less electric pods that fit six passengers. Dubai will be the first international location for Cruise.

Cruise still plans on offering an autonomous taxi service in San Francisco, where it’s been testing sensor-loaded Chevy Bolt EVs. General Motors is a major investor in Cruise.  Read more…

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