GM teams up wtih Microsoft on Cruise self-driving vehicle

New York (AFP) – General Motors announced Tuesday it is joining forces with Microsoft on its Cruise autonomous driving venture, with the tech giant coming on board as an investor and technology partner as it pushes to commercialize self-driving technology. The companies have established “a long-term strategic relationship,” and Microsoft will join GM, Honda and institutional investors in a new $2 billion equity investment round, GM and Cruise said in a press release.  The tech giant also will provide hardware and software engineering support. The plan includes the use of Microsoft’s Azure clou…

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