Oct 15th, 2020

It's Time to Drive Change

Cruise received a permit from the California DMV to remove the human backup drivers from our self-driving cars. We’re going to be the first to put this permit to use on the streets of a major U.S. city.

About Us

Cruise is building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences they care about.

Since our 2013 founding in San Francisco, we have hired over 1,500 talented individuals and opened additional offices in greater Seattle, Pasadena, and Phoenix. We have raised $7.25B from General Motors, Honda, Softbank, T. Rowe Price, and others. Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale, building all-electric, zero-emission, self-driving vehicles that will help save lives, reimagine cities, reduce carbon pollution, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for individuals who live in dense urban settings.

Together, we believe our world-class partners, deep resources, and technology approach of testing in a complex urban environment will help shave years off of our timeline to launch all-electric, self-driving vehicles at scale.

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How did Cruise get started?

In October 2013, Kyle Vogt founded Cruise in San Francisco to fulfill a childhood dream of making self-driving vehicles a reality. Kyle participated in the 2004 DARPA challenge and is one of the pioneers of the industry. Dan Kan joined Cruise as a co-founder in early 2014 after successfully selling his previous start-u…

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Where are your offices located?

We have offices in San Francisco, Pasadena, Bellevue, and Phoenix.

Where are you testing Cruise self-driving vehicles?

Our vehicles are primarily testing on the road in San Francisco, CA, navigating some of the most complex and unpredictable driving environments in the United States. We look forward to introducing this amazing technology to more communities soon.

Why did you choose to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco?

We test our technology in San Francisco because our vehicles encounter construction, cyclists, pedestrians, and six-way intersections up to 47 times more frequently than in suburban environments. We believe this approach will minimize the amount of time needed to safely qualify our vehicles for commercial deployment.