Apr 12, 2021 - Economy & Business

Self-driving cars are coming to Dubai

Photo: Cruise

Autonomous cars are coming to Dubai: Cruise, backed by General Motors and Honda, will be the city's exclusive provider for self-driving taxis.

Why it matters: It's the first time the autonomous vehicle upstart is expanding operations outside U.S. borders. Dubai said it wants 20% of trips to take place in autonomous vehicles by 2030.

  • Cruise has been testing its cars in San Francisco — but hasn't said when it will offer a fleet of robotaxis in the U.S., CNBC reports.
  • The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
  • It'll start tests in 2023. No word on when it will be rolled out to the public.
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