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GM’s Cruise unit unveils driverless prototype vehicle for ride-sharing service – Source Reuters Tech News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled a prototype electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service.

Dan Ammann, chief executive officer of Cruise, a Honda and General Motors self-driving car partnership, speaks on stage at the launch of the Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle in San Francisco, California, U.S. January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The vehicle, named “Cruise Origin”, was developed with Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T), which took a minority stake in Cruise in 2018 in an effort to catch up with rivals in developing a technology with enormous costs and risk and no market-ready products.

Cruise’s Chief Executive Officer, Dan Ammann, said the boxy vehicle about the size of a large SUV with sliding doors on each side will be used for the company’s own ride-hailing service, but did not say when the new competitor to Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) and Uber…

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