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January 23 18:30

General Motors Cruise driveless car unleashed

General Motors Cruise driveless car designed for sharing rides was unleashed by GM division with few photos released. 
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However, the electric car does not yet meet U.S. standards.
Drone company Cruise (General Motors division) showed its first electric car for sharing rides without Origin driver.
The Origin Cruise electric car
E-car is designed for four to six passengers, no driver's seat is provided. Cabin has USB ports and LCD displays. According to Dan Ammann, CEO of the Cruise, the car is not a concept, but a serial model.
According to TechCrunch, Origin is unlikely to appear on public roads in the near future as it does not meet the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), which contain requirements for the design, manufacturing, operation and machine durability.

Meanwhile Origin will be tested indoors, in GM's Michigan facility. Ammann did not say how much the vehicle might cost, but noted that the price would be "low".
The Cruise was founded in 2013 in San Francisco. In 2016, the startup was bought General Motors for US$1 billion. In 2018, SoftBank and Honda invested in the company, receiving 19.5% and 5.7% stake respectively in Cruise.