GM accelerates in race toward self-driving cars with acquisition

Car giant General Motors plans to acquire autonomous vehicle technology vendor Cruise Automation in an effort to accelerate its efforts to develop self-driving capabilities.

GM, which manufactures Chevrolets, Buicks, Cadillacs and other vehicles, is interested in Cruise Technology for its "deep" software expertise and rapid development capabilities, the car maker said Friday. Cruise will give GM an "unmatched" tech advantage, Mark Reuss, the company's vice president for global product...

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