The statement above wouldn’t be surprising if it came from the head of the Sierra Club or some other environmentally-focused organization. Instead, it was the headline of a recent blog post authored by Dan Ammann, CEO of autonomously driven car-maker Cruise and the former President of General Motors.
In the post, Ammann makes the argument that the human-driven, gasoline-powered, single-occupant car causes pollution, urban congestion, and kills people due to fallible drivers. In addition, he argues that this outmoded form of transportation is also just too expensive. He suggests that the alternative to today’s cars should be ride-sharing in autonomous electric vehicles, such as the ones Cruise is developing.