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GM Cruise Delays Robotaxi Debut in Latest Driverless Setback (1)

July 24, 2019, 8:40 PM

General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit is backing off plans to deploy robotaxis by the end of this year, the latest indication of how auto and tech companies are struggling with the challenges of taking humans out from behind the wheel.

While GM Cruise is accelerating efforts to get its autonomous Chevrolet Bolts ready, it’s not going to be able to validate their performance and safety in time for 2019, Chief Executive Officer Dan Ammann said in an interview and blog post. GM set that target a year and half ago, with Ammann -- then the president of the automaker...

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