San Francisco residents have only been able to use the autonomous Cruise service at night. However, the company has started accepting passengers during the day for its autonomous mobility services.
Cruise already offered autonomous mobility services in San Francisco at night, but the service has now expanded to operate during the day.
The CEO, Kyle Vogt, announced the first autonomous mobility service during the day on Twitter.
Today @Cruise launched *daytime* driverless rides. Service is live for Cruisers and will launch to the public soon.
First ride was this morning around 8:30 am: pic.twitter.com/tRpFLt9DWM
— Kyle Vogt (@kvogt) November 16, 2022
For now, Cruise’s autonomous mobility service is only available to select users but will soon be extended to the general public.
Cruise itself is a subsidiary of General Motors that focuses on developing autonomous mobility services. Cruise uses modified Chevy Bolts known as Cruise AVs as their fleet of autonomous taxis.
Cruise services at night are carried out to reduce safety risks for other road users. However, the company is confident that its Robot Taxi can handle the tended to be heavier daytime traffic.
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