Electric & Autonomous Vehicles News - 02/25/2020 - Views: 243

Cruise can now transport passengers in self-driving cars in CA

Cruise recently received a permit to transport passengers in its autonomous vehicles in California. Granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, the permit is part of the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot.

As part of the program, Cruise must provide data and reports to the CPUC regarding any incidents, the number of passenger miles traveled and passenger safety protocols. Cruise must also have a safety driver behind the wheel and not charge passengers for rides.

”As we move closer to launch we want the opportunity to put top candidates, partners and media into the vehicles and this pilot allows us to do that,” according to Cruise.