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A fully autonomous taxi operates in San Francisco!

The Cruise company, a subsidiary of General Motors, is getting closer to fully autonomous driving with its robot taxis!

In the United States, the company Cruise has taken a further step towards a service of taxi robot fully automated!

A new step in fully autonomous driving for taxis?

Cruise, a company owned by General Motors, has taken an important step towards a fully robotic taxi service. The co-founder Kyle Vogt drove through town as a passenger in an autonomous car without a safety driver behind the wheel. Before he controlled it via an app, the vehicle was even driving in total autonomy in the city!

The GM subsidiary as well as Waymo, Google’s sister company, had been granted permission to operate robotaxi from the California Transportation Authority about a month ago. Cruise is licensed to send its fully driverless cars to the streets of San Francisco between 22 hours and 6 o’clock in the morning

and they can travel at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour, a little over 48 km/h.

Competition with other companies

Waymo is also working on a robotaxi service in San Francisco. In the city of Phoenix, Arizona, some residents have been able to order a Waymo van without a physical driver behind the wheel for some time now. However, the traffic there is considered less complex than in San Francisco.

Besides Waymo and Cruise, there are also various start-ups and other car manufacturers who are also working on autonomous driving technologies. Apple, for example, has been working on an autonomous car for several years, without this being official at the moment. Recently, its main supplier announced plans to build an electric vehicle plant in Asia and the United States.

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