Cruise Origin is new GM-backed autonomous shuttle


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Self-driving four-seater is set for service in San Francisco, where it could save drivers up to $5000 per year Cruise, an autonomous vehicle manufacturer owned byGeneral Motors  (GM), has unveiled an electric self-driving shuttle called the Origin. The vehicle has been designed as part of the American company's commitment “to improving life in cities” and will form the basis of a new public mobility service being rolled out in San Francisco, California.  The Origin, which is said to be capable of operating at up to motorway speed, was developed with backing from GM and financial support fromHonda . There's no steering wheel or pedals in the four-seat interior, which places an emphasis on space and comfort and features several USB ports and display screens to encourage passengers to relax or work during their journey. Additionally, the side doors slide open to minimise risk to pedestrians and make loading bicycles easier. Few technical details have been revealed, but a modular 
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