They say maintaining your identity in a relationship is hard, but Cruise Automation, the $1 billion self-driving startup acquired by General Motors last year, has kept a significant amount of autonomy from the Detroit-based automotive giant.
General Motors works on the development of self-driving vehicles and the installation of hardware, while Cruise installs, tests, and refines the software, according to a report from Automotive News.
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“Cruise Automation is running as a startup… Not only are they responsible for the technology, but they’re responsible for the commercialization — so the entire business,” said GM CEO Mary Barra at an event last week

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