According to reports, GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app that allows users to be picked up by a self-driving car.
The app “Cruise Anywhere” at present is only available to Cruise Automation employees in San Francisco. According to the law at California, a driver is seated on the front seat observing the car behavior and ready to take over in case anything goes wrong.
Beta testing is “pre-release testing, it is the second phase of software testing in which a sampling of the intended audience tries the product out. After the tests and if the test results are satisfactory it will be eventually introduced to the general public. GM and Cruise Automation may partner with Lyft in future.