Cruise Automation, the autonomous driving wing of General Motors, has been given a $5 billion line of credit from GM Financial to expand its self-driving car fleet.
This brings the total amount of investment in Cruise to more than $10 billion.
Cruise Automation plans to use the new funds to build a fleet of Origin self-driving cars
In the next few weeks, GM’s Pre-Production Operations center will start building the first batch of a planned 100 pre-production Origins.
These vehicles will be tested and validated during the summer.
In the video, Cruise shows a sneak peak of the building of the Origin vehicles on the factory floor. The assembly of one vehicle is completed and the result is a functional prototype of a pod type autonomous vehicle.