GM keeping "options open" for autonomous ride-sharing service
Speaking at an Axios event in Boston on Friday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the company is flexible when it comes to any partners for its on-demand driverless car efforts.
Flashback: Back in 2016, the automaker took a stake in Lyft and announced plans to develop a network of autonomous vehicles with the startup. That was before Softbank (a major investor in Lyft's rival, Uber) announced an investment in GM's own self-driving car unit, Cruise.
"We'll deploy the technology in an urban environment, a ride-share environment, next year. We've said we're either going to do that on our own [or] we're going to do that with one or more partners. We're keeping our options open right now."— Mary Barra, General Motors CEO