Honda Cruise and GM Take Next Steps Toward Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service Business in Japan
Honda today announced that it will collaborate with Cruise and General Motors on self-driving vehicles for its autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, based on the development and commercial agreements signed in October 2018. Cruise will be sending the first of its self-driving test vehicles to Japan and start development for testing this year.
Further ahead, Honda aims to launch its MaaS business using the Cruise Origin, a vehicle the three companies are jointly developing exclusively for autonomous vehicle mobility service businesses. Honda Mobility Solutions established in February 2020, will be the operator of such MaaS business in Japan.