GM and DoorDash to deliver food in self-driving cars - CNN
CNN - Sun 6 Jan 14:05 GMT

GM and DoorDash to deliver food in self-driving cars - CNN

General Motors' subsidiary Cruise Automation, which makes technology for self-driving cars, has teamed up with food delivery company DoorDash to test out driverless deliveries in San Francisco.

  GM has said that it hopes to someday offer a driverless taxi service, but driverless deliveries are another avenue for it to profit from automated cars.

  "Delivery is a significant opportunity for Cruise as we prepare to commercialize our autonomous vehicle technology and transform transportation," said Cruise CEO Dan Ammann.

  Cruise cofounder Kyle Vogt, who had been CEO, has stayed with the company as chief technology officer.

  Selected DoorDash customers in San Francisco will be able to order meals from local restaurants or fresh grocery items and have them delivered by Cruise automated cars.

  DoorDash and Cruise will use the program to evaluate operational and safety aspects of automated delivery programs, the companies said in an announcement.