Cruise Controlling Its Destiny

Cruise Controlling Its Destiny
by Roger C. Lanctot on 06-18-2020 at 6:00 am

Cruise Controlling Its Destiny

The Information tells us that General Motors’ Cruise Automation self-driving car unit has acquired automotive radar maker Astyx. The move can be seen as a simple defensive move to preserve access to valuable radar technology along the path to realizing Cruise’s vision of a robotaxi infused future.

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Roger Rabbit Redux – Self-Driving Car Edition

Roger Rabbit Redux – Self-Driving Car Edition
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-10-2016 at 12:00 pm

With General Motors investing $500M in Lyft and buying Cruise Automation (aftermarket self-driving car technology) for $1B, there are some people speculating that the company may be recreating its mid-prior-century effort to monopolize mass transportation. In the 1940’s, National City Lines and Pacific City Lines,… Read More