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

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

(Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled an electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service, but did not say when it would go into production.

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 with sliding doors will be used for the company’s own ride-hailing service.

Ammann did not say when the new service, which would compete with Lyft (LYFT.O) and Uber (

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