Now here's a genuine novelty: In San Francisco, a motorcycle cop pulled over an autonomous vehicle and issued it a ticket. The future has arrived.
GM plans to introduce it to fleets in 2019.
The car from GM's Cruise Automation was not at fault, police say.
Robo-taxis could be "potentially bigger than our current core business, with better margins."
Car stops for tacos and stays stopped, with reporter onboard.
Please don't allow self-driving cars to drive like people in the Pacific Northwest
It's the first to meet safety and redundancy-system standards, he says.
GM employees can get autonomous rides any day of the week.
The vehicles are tested in San Francisco, Arizona and Detroit.
Self-driving car executives and Congressional leaders alike warned this week that the lack of a cohesive national policy toward autonomous vehicles would hinder their development. But that wasn't their only concern.
GM has added yet another arrow to its autonomous vehicle quiver, announcing the acquisition of San Francisco tech startup Cruise Automation.