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In recruiting win, GM’s Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise – TechCrunch

In recruiting win, GM’s Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise – TechCrunch In what will be seen as a big recruiting and retention win for Cruise, employees will be offered equity in GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary rather than shares of GM. The securities offering was disclosed in a recent SEC …

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 dives deep into artificial intelligence and machine learning – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 dives deep into artificial intelligence and machine learning – TechCrunch As fields of research, machine learning and artificial intelligence both date back to the 50s. More than half a century later, the disciplines have graduated from the theoretical to practical, real world applications. We’ll have some …

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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch

The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past when people used steering wheels and pedals to control an automobile. Of course, …

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GM will build its production autonomous Cruise cars at Michigan assembly plant – TechCrunch

GM revealed today that it’s going to be starting proper production of its Cruise autonomous vehicle at its Orion township assembly plant in Michigan, with the roof modules for the vehicles assembled nearby at its Brownstown battery assembly plant. Alongside the Cruise AV, Orion will also continue to build the …

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GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV

GM and Cruise are making progress on their plan to deploy autonomous vehicles on roads for the public: Today, it’s showing off its fourth-generation Cruise Autonomous Vehicle (AV), which comes just a few short months after it first revealed its third-generation vehicle. The fourth generation car is production-ready, according to …

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GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019

GM and Cruise have articulated more specifically when they want to put their self-driving service on the roads, at today’s investor call for the company from San Francisco. GM said that they can make it happen within two years, with a fleet ready to go to work by 2019 based …

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Taking a ride through SF in Cruise’s self-driving Bolt EV

Yesterday, I hailed a ride in San Francisco and got to my destination and back without the help of a human driver. GM’s Cruise has a fleet of self-driving cars pretty much continually roving the streets of San Francisco, gathering data and improving their autonomous driving performance with the ultimate …

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Cruise’s self-driving launch plan doesn’t include small-scale pilots like Waymo’s

Cruise spent some time this week detailing its plans for self-driving deployment, and one of the key features of its approach is how it differs from that of some of its competitors. “We’re not going to do small-scale pilots,” explained Cruise CEO and cofounder Kyle Vogt during a press briefing …

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