Latest in Gear

Image credit:

GM may bring its self-driving Cruise program to Uber

The car company was originally planning to work on this with Lyft.
Rob LeFebvre, @roblef
October 18, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

AOL

Remember how GM's autonomous vehicles division Cruise was planning to work with Lyft? The two companies hoped to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road next year. The fleet was supposed to start testing within the next year, and GM was already testing a ride-hailing system in San Francisco just for employees. Unfortunately, the thrill is gone between the two companies, according to a report by The Information, which says that GM is now meeting with Uber to launch those self-driving cars by next year.

There's been no public announcement of a failed partnership between Lyft and General Motors, nor has there been a press release detailing a new connection between the automaker and Uber. The Information notes that Lyft has launched its own self-driving unit and is working with GM competition. It also points out that GM could launch its own ride-hailing service to compete with both Uber and Lyft. We've reached out to GM and will update this post when we hear back. Lyft and Uber both responded with no comment.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch stream peaked at over 435,000 viewers

AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch stream peaked at over 435,000 viewers

View
LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

View
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro?

Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro?

View
eBay makes a dedicated portal for officially refurbished gear

eBay makes a dedicated portal for officially refurbished gear

View
Amazon Prime members get free one-hour grocery pickups at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members get free one-hour grocery pickups at Whole Foods

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr