Android phone users finally got access to Cruise’s taxi service, which is mostly found in San Francisco as well as in Austin and Phoenix.
General Motors Corp’s self-driving unit said Tuesday it has developed an Android app to support its robotaxi service. The company has tweeted that it has started to include Android users from its waiting list.
Cruise has few levels of service. Its commercial service, for which it charges, operates from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. in neighborhoods on the northwest side of San Francisco. Super users, a higher designation given to public passengers who provide regular feedback to Cruise, have an expanded service area at night and can also use the robot hub during the day. Some audience members have slowly been added to that expanded area. Riding in that expanded region is currently free. Staff have access to the Cruise Service 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the city.
Cruz told TechCrunch that more than 20% of the people on its waiting list are Android users. Cruz added that the addition of the Android app was one of the most requested updates on the social network.
Cruise has made other improvements to its app, initially with iOS and now on Android, based on customer feedback. For example, the company said that users can now press and hold a location on a map shown in the app. The feature allows the user to drop a pin and move it to where they want to go.