GM’s Cruise Aims to Double Headcount This Year
General Motors Co.’s Cruise Technologies subsidiary tells Reuters it expects to double its 1,000-member workforce in 2019.
The expansion comes as the autonomous-car startup prepares to launch a shuttle service by year-end that uses self-driving vehicles.
Cruise says most of the 1,000 new hires will be engineers. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco, also expects to triple its office space there.
Former GM President Dan Ammann took over as CEO at Cruise on Jan. 1. His primary mission is to scale up and commercialize the company’s business, currently valued at more than $154 billion.
For conducting business in the U.S. market, Toyota has historically had several separate business entities: a sales and distribution company headquartered in California (Toyota Motor Sales, USA); manufacturing operations (Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America); a racing subsidiary (Toyota Racing Development, USA); the Toyota Technical Center for R&D in Ann Arbor; and a design facility in California (Calty Design Research, Inc.). On April 1, 2006, Toyota merged its R&D operations and its manufacturing operations into a single company.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
It’s the fifth generation of a vehicle that has been increasing in sales year after year since its introduction in 1997.