In San Francisco You Can “Cruise Anywhere” In An Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt
GM’s autonomous driving company – Cruise Automation, is currently testing the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV in an autonomous ride sharing application in San Francisco.
The service is available through Cruise Anywhere App, but only for Cruise employees at this point.
The modified Bolt EVs are still required to have a driver on-board, ready to take control at any time, but apparently most of the rides are completed autonomously, without interruption or intervention.
Cruise Anywhere is also available seven days a week, and soon should be expanded by more than 100 Bolts EV.
“Cruise Anywhere is in beta, hence the employee-only restriction, but the company says that some employees are already using it as their primary source of transportation, replacing either personal vehicle ownership, public transit or traditional ride-hailing services completely. In total, Cruise says 10 percent of its SF employees are using the beta, and more are being enrolled each week with a waitlist currently in place.”
“Cruise employees are able to use the Cruise Anywhere services between 16 and 24 hours per day depending on availability of the R&D fleet that Cruise operates in SF”
According to the article Cruise Automation not only develops autonomous driving, but also the ride sharing application itself, in order to be best prepared to offer a stand alone service or car sharing via partners.