As GM Authority reported earlier this month, Cruise – GM’s self-driving robotaxi service – recently surpassed 1.5 million driverless miles. Now, the automated driving service has eclipsed the 2 million driverless miles mark.
In a post to social media, Cruise announced that its Cruise AVs have officially racked up 2 million driverless miles. This comes as the robotaxi service surpassed 1 million miles only a few months ago in February 2023. As is evident in the exponential growth of driverless miles, Cruise is quickly breaking milestone after milestone.
This steady growth comes as Cruise continues to expand into new markets. In fact, the self-driving service just recently launched in Houston, Texas, and will debut in Dallas, Texas soon. This expansion comes as a result of extensive testing in San Francisco, California, with cities like Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas initially earmarked for Cruise’s next stage of development.
In other Cruise-related news, the self-driving service is now available for riders who are 13 years or older. So long as said minor is accompanied by an adult – because minors can’t create their own Cruise accounts – they are now able to partake in the all-electric ride-sharing service.
While news of expansion and milestones is encouraging, Cruise has been working through some growing pains as of late, and was forced to recall 300 Cruise AV units following a crash with a city bus in San Francisco. The robotaxi service stated that while the self-driving technology was able to distinguish the front and rear of the bus, the length of the city bus fooled the Cruise AV unit into miscalculating how much room it had to maneuver. In addition to this accident, there have been a number of minor incidents in the past few months.
2,000,000 driverless miles!
As sweet as the first million, just 5X faster 🙌 pic.twitter.com/LfQwm6mTdf
— cruise (@Cruise) May 22, 2023