• Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel

    13 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Cruise has been testing its self-driving cars, with safety drivers, in San Francisco for about five years.
    Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet , expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix-with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others show its minivans navigating wide, sunny streets with ease.
    Now rival Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, has taken a step toward running its own self-driving-taxi service-on the hilly, winding, pedestrian-swarmed streets of San Francisco. On Thursday...
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