General Motors given the go-ahead to acquire driverless car startup Cruise Automation

Announced in early March, the deal sets GM against Google, Toyota and Tesla in the driverless car market. Kyle Vogt, founder of Cruise Automation, said: GM’s commitment to autonomous vehicles is inspiring, deliberate, and completely in line with out vision to make transportation safer and more accessible.We are excited to be partnering with GM and believe this is a ground-breaking and necessary step toward rapidly commercialising autonomous vehicle technology.