In early December 2022, The San Francisco Standard posted this great video of reporter Kevin Truong’s experience of using a Cruise self-driving cab:
The Californian city is in the vanguard of global driverless rollout, as we’ve covered extensively, from the legendary attempt by a SF police officer to stop a robotaxi – “Ain’t nobody in it!” – to, most recently, complaints about them causing traffic jams.
Here, we have a much more mundane journey, as Truong successfully takes a trip to Richmond Safeway.
Ok, so there were a few moments along the way. It didn’t stop in quite the right place for pick-up, then waited a while to overtake a stopped delivery truck, but that was about the extent of the drama.
As he says: “It’s very student driver, a bit slower than most people would go. Initial impressions: I got here in one piece! To see this technology at work, it’s hard to say there’s anything cooler than that.”