Android Users Can Now Hail Cruise Robotaxis

Becoming a power user, which involves signing up to test beta features and providing feedback to Cruise, enables Android users to hail rides during daytime hours. Cruise aims to continue expanding the availability of daytime rides throughout San Francisco. The company’s CEO, Kyle Vogt, previously stated that opening up full operations in other cities is on the horizon. Vogt expressed confidence in Cruise’s ability to operate successfully, emphasizing that San Francisco serves as a significant test for the viability of their technology, and if it can work there, it can work anywhere.

Cruise made headlines last year when it secured the first-ever driverless deployment permit issued by the California Public Utilities Commission. Initially, Cruise was limited to operating in select areas of San Francisco from 10 PM to 6 AM. However, the company’s progress and expansion have led to increased accessibility and expanded operational hours.