GM to double Cruise team

The expansion will add 1,000 jobs.

General Motors has announced plans to double its Cruise team, pushing to begin offering rides to the public by the end of the year.

"We have plans to double in size by the end of this year," Cruise spokesman Ray Wert said in a statement to Reuters.

The expansion will add 1,000 jobs, most of which will be engineers. The division will also triple its San Francisco office space to accommodate the additional staff.

GM recently appointed veteran executive Dan Ammann to lead the Cruise team, replacing the startup's founder, Kyle Vogt, amid reports that the company was struggling to keep on schedule in its push to launch late in 2019.

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