Jan 3, 2019 - Technology
GM's self-driving car unit to test deliveries for DoorDash
GM's autonomous driving unit, Cruise, will begin testing food delivery for some of DoorDash's San Francisco customers in March, the companies announced on Thursday.
Why it matters: After years of focusing on the technology, companies developing autonomous driving vehicles recently began turning their attention to business models.
- While rival Ford quickly started to experiment with various models like making deliveries, Cruise has thus far only touted its plans for a ride-hailing service, though new CEO Dan Ammann told Axios in November that his company will consider a "broad universe of business models" once it nails down its tech.
- Using autonomous vehicles for delivery is a popular idea. Postmates and Kroger, among others, are already testing the tech for their own services.