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GM gets approval to pull back-up drivers from autonomouss vehicle in San Francisco

Uber Autonomous Vehicle
Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 12:56:53-04

GM's autonomous vehicle unit says that they will be pulling the human back up drivers from its vehicles in San Franciso by the end of the year.

According to CEO Dan Ammann the company got a permit from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to let the cars travel on their own. Currently, the company only lets employees ride in their self-driving cars and there has been no announcement about when the public would be able to catch a ride.

Waymo Borrowing
FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a Waymo logo is displayed on the door of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Google's former autonomous vehicle project is borrowing money on its own for the first time. Waymo, which is developing autonomous ride-hailing vehicles and semis, will get the $2.25 billion from a group of investors. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Last week Waymo announced that it would be open its autonomous ride-hailing service to the public without human drivers near Phoenix.