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Voyage acquired by Cruise to advance self-driving services

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Self-driving startup Voyage announced it has been acquired by Cruise, a larger autonomous driving company. The California-based company previously made breakthroughs in self-driving technologies by transporting senior citizens around their communities. Voyage looks to pair its previous research with Cruise’s substantial resources to expand self-driving services to all.

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What Cruise’s self-driving vehicle reveals about GM’s EV ambitions

As Electrek reported, Cruise yesterday unveiled its van-like, self-driving, all-electric vehicle. For the past four years, Cruise (a GM subsidiary) has been repurposing Chevy Bolts — including its four-generation self-driving Bolt that doesn’t have a steering wheel. But now GM’s Cruise has the Origin.

The two essential things to consider is that the Origin is the first of many vehicles built using GM’s up-and-coming new EV platform. Second, GM and Cruise want to build the vehicle on a massive global scale.


GM’s Cruise is now testing its autonomous and all-electric Chevy Bolt in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Earlier this year, GM acquired self-driving car start-up Cruise Automation in an attempt to accelerate its self-driving technology program. Not long after the acquisition, the company equipped a fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs with its sensor suite and started testing the vehicles on the streets in the Bay Area.

Now we learn that Cruise and GM are expanding their test fleet to Scottsdale, Arizona. Expand

GM acquires self-driving car startup with Tesla Autopilot engineering talent and founded by Twitch co-founder

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GM confirmed today that it is acquiring the self-driving car startup Cruise Automation for an undisclosed amount. The company was founded in 2013 by Kyle Vogt who is best known for being one of the co-founder of the streaming website Twitch.

Cruise’s goal was to build self-driving technology that works on your existing car, which took the form of the sensor package RP-1 prototype (see picture above and video below). Expand

A senior Tesla Autopilot engineer left the company to turn the self-driving system into an aftermarket product

cruise automationTesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company can’t offer the Autopilot as a retrofit. There are a few aftermarket options available to add driver assist features to a car, but nothing close to Tesla’s ‘Autosteer’ and ‘Auto Lane Change’ features… until now. Expand