Cruise has been granted the first Driverless Deployment Permit from the California Public Utilities Commission, allowing the company to charge a fare for its driverless ride-hailing service in San Francisco.

This permit means Cruise will be the first company to operate a commercial, driverless ride-hailing service in a major US city.

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Cruise will continue to collaborate with regulators and community stakeholders as the company expands its services

Cruise has been operating fully-driverless public services in San Francisco since February 2022. Thanks to this latest approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, the company will now begin a gradual roll-out of fared rides with the aim of maintaining a smooth customer experience.

The start of commercialised autonomous services in a major US city marks a new milestone for the autonomous vehicle industry.


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