Just as the automobile did more than a hundred years ago, we see that autonomous vehicles can positively change people’s lives forever.

Autonomous Vehicle Benefits

Better Accessibility

Safer Roads

Less Traffic

Why is GM Committed to AVs?

We believe that autonomous vehicles will have enormous potential benefits for society in the form of increased safety and access to transportation. Since we believe that all AVs should be EVs, these efforts will clearly advance our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and help us build a more sustainable and accessible world.

  • Cruise Origin

    Self-Driven. All-Electric. Shared.

    Meet the Cruise Origin. You won't see a steering wheel, rearview mirror or pedals, but you will see something entirely new—a vehicle with an experience purely designed around the riders. And one that will be built at one of GM’s most advanced assembly plants in North America, Factory ZERO.

    Dubai, UAE will be the first city outside of San Francisco, California to bring in GM’s majority-owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise. Operations will commence in 2021 in Dubai with the collaboration of Road Transport Authority with an expected fleet of up to 4,000 self-driving robo-taxis in Dubai by 2030.

  • Cruise AV

    Designed to ReShape The World

    Meet the Cruise AV. Built at our Orion Assembly plant. Our manufacturing expertise allows us to meet the same strict standards for safety and quality that we build into all our vehicles. And right now, the all-electric, autonomous Cruise AV is testing on the streets of San Francisco to help transform ridesharing as well as deliveries.

  • About Cruise

    About Cruise

    Cruise is a San Francisco-based self-driving company majority owned by GM, developing the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to connect people with the places, things and experiences they care about.


    AV Fact Versus Fiction

    When will we see AVs on the road?

    Autonomous vehicles are already here. Cruise is currently testing AVs on the streets of San Francisco for trips that include ridesharing and deliveries. We have also partnered with the UAE’s Dubai RTA to launch a fleet of autonomous Cruise Origin robo-taxis to Dubai from 2023, with up to 4000 Origins on the road by 2030.

    How will AVs interact with traditional vehicles on the road?

    Technologies such as LIDAR, which uses laser light technology, help AVs see other vehicles on the road, just as they see pedestrians and bicyclists.

    Are AVs safe?

    Because human error is the cause of most serious vehicle crashes today, we believe AV technology can help reduce the incidence of crashes.

    Will all AVs be electric?

    Our vision of AVs is all-electric—with zero tailpipe emissions.


    Six Degrees of Automation

    Six Degrees of Automation: 0

    No Automation

    Zero autonomy; the driver performs all driving tasks.

    Six Degrees of Automation: 1

    Driver Assistance

    Vehicle is controlled by the driver but driving assist features may be included in the vehicle design.

    Six Degrees of Automation: 2

    Partial Automation

    Vehicle has combined automated functions, like acceleration and steering, but the driver must remain engaged with the driving task and monitor the environment at all times.

    Six Degrees of Automation: 3

    Conditional Automation

    Driver is a necessity but is not required to monitor the environment. The driver must be ready to take control of the vehicle at all times with notice.

    Six Degrees of Automation: 4

    High Automation

    The vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under certain conditions. The driver may have the option to control the vehicle.

    Six Degrees of Automation: 5

    Full Automation

    The vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under all conditions. The driver may have the option to control the vehicle.

    Source: Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE J3016TM Standard: Levels of Driving Automation