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GM exec: Cruise to begin autonomous taxi service subsequent 12 months

Basic Motors’ Cruise autonomous car subsidiary plans to begin working a totally autonomous taxi service in San Francisco subsequent 12 months.

Doug Parks, GM’s product improvement and buying chief, informed analysts Thursday that he has ridden in a Cruise car with no driver and the corporate may be very near deploying the service.

“The know-how is admittedly coming,” Parks mentioned on the Deutsche Financial institution AutoTech Convention. “We’re on our approach, concentrating on business deployment subsequent 12 months.”

Parks additionally threw chilly water on hypothesis that the corporate would spin off the majority-owned Cruise, saying that GM believes the businesses create extra worth as a mixed entity.

He additionally mentioned that GM’s absolutely electrical Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will go on sale in 2023 as GM accelerates plans to roll out 30 new electrical fashions globally via 2025.

The corporate will unveil the Silverado E and different fashions on the CES gadget present in January, Parks mentioned. Two different new electrical automobiles will go on sale in 2023 as properly, he mentioned. “We’ll be off to the races at that time,” he mentioned.

Parks additionally mentioned {that a} $30,000 small electrical Chevrolet SUV that can have greater than 300 miles of vary per cost is popping out quickly, however gave no specifics.

GM already has introduced that the GMC Hummer pickup and SUV will go on sale subsequent 12 months, together with the Cadillac Lyriq SUV.

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